ACTIVE ABSORPTION OF NONLINEAR IRREGULAR WAVES
AbstractIn the present paper, the performance of active absorption systems based on nearfield surface elevation measurements is studied. Based on linear wavemaker theory the performance of such systems can easily be calculated for linear waves. A recent study demonstrated that bound superharmonics in regular waves is also well absorbed by such system and has a re-reflection similar to a linear component. However, the performance of active absorption systems on nonlinear irregular waves has never been studied. In the present paper the absorption of bound sub and superharmonics in bichromatic and irregular waves is examined based on new model tests. The conclusion is that also in irregular waves the bound harmonics are well absorbed by the studied active absorption system.
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