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# Smrutiranjan Mohapatra

Other affiliations: VIT University, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Bio: Smrutiranjan Mohapatra is an academic researcher from Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology. The author has contributed to research in topics: Wavenumber & Reflection (physics). The author has an hindex of 8, co-authored 21 publications receiving 138 citations. Previous affiliations of Smrutiranjan Mohapatra include VIT University & Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the scattering of oblique incident waves by small bottom undulation in a two-layer fluid, where the upper layer has a thin ice-cover while the lower one has the undulation, is investigated within the framework of linearized water wave theory.

Abstract: Scattering of oblique incident waves by small bottom undulation in a two-layer fluid, where the upper layer has a thin ice-cover while the lower one has the undulation, is investigated within the framework of linearized water wave theory. The ice-cover is being modeled as an elastic plate of very small thickness. There exist two modes of time-harmonic waves–one with lower wave number propagating along the ice-cover (ice-cover mode) and the other with higher wave number along the interface (interfacial mode). A perturbation analysis is employed to solve the corresponding boundary value problem governed by modified Helmholtz equation and thereby evaluating the reflection and transmission coefficients approximately up to first order for both modes. A patch of sinusoidal ripples, having two different wave numbers over two consecutive stretches, is considered as an example and the related coefficients are determined. It is observed that when the wave is incident on the ice-cover surface we always find energy t...

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TL;DR: In this paper, the results for the values of reflection and transmission coefficients obtained by using both the method of least squares as well as the singular value decomposition have been employed and tables of numerical values of the reflection coefficients are presented for specific choices of the parameters for modelling the elastic plates.

Abstract: Two problems of scattering of surface water waves involving a semi-infinite elastic plate and a pair of semi-infinite elastic plates, separated by a gap of finite width, floating horizontally on water of finite depth, are investigated in the present work for a two-dimensional time-harmonic case. Within the frame of linear water wave theory, the solutions of the two boundary value problems under consideration have been represented in the forms of eigenfunction expansions. Approximate values of the reflection and transmission coefficients are obtained by solving an over-determined system of linear algebraic equations in each problem. In both the problems, the method of least squares as well as the singular value decomposition have been employed and tables of numerical values of the reflection and transmission coefficients are presented for specific choices of the parameters for modelling the elastic plates. Our main aim is to check the energy balance relation in each problem which plays a very important role in the present approach of solutions of mixed boundary value problems involving Laplace equations. The main advantage of the present approach of solutions is that the results for the values of reflection and transmission coefficients obtained by using both the methods are found to satisfy the energy-balance relations associated with the respective scattering problems under consideration. The absolute values of the reflection and transmission coefficients are presented graphically against different values of the wave numbers.

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TL;DR: In this article, a three-dimensional problem involving the interaction of waves with a sphere in a fluid consisting of two layers with the upper layer and lower layer bounded above and below, respectively, by rigid horizontal walls, which are approximations of the free surface and the bottom surface, is considered.

Abstract: Using linear water wave theory, we consider a three-dimensional problem involving the interaction of waves with a sphere in a fluid consisting of two layers with the upper layer and lower layer bounded above and below, respectively, by rigid horizontal walls, which are approximations of the free surface and the bottom surface; these walls can be assumed to constitute a channel. The effects of surface tension at the surface of separation is neglected. For such a situation time-harmonic waves propagate with one wave number only, unlike the case when one of the layers is of infinite depth with the waves propagating with two wave numbers. Method of multipole expansions is used to find the particular solutions for the problems of wave radiation and scattering by a submerged sphere placed in either of the upper or lower layer. The added-mass and damping coefficients for heave and sway motions are derived and plotted against various values of the wave number. Similarly the exciting forces due to heave and sway motions are evaluated and presented graphically. The features of the results find good agreement with previously available results from the point of view of physical interpretation.

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TL;DR: In this article, the Euler-Bernoulli beam equation was used to examine the radiation of a submerged sphere for both heave and sway motions in a single-layer fluid flowing over an infinitely extended elastic bottom surface in an ocean of finite depth.

Abstract: In this paper, we consider a hydroelastic model to examine the radiation of waves by a submerged sphere for both heave and sway motions in a single-layer fluid flowing over an infinitely extended elastic bottom surface in an ocean of finite depth. The elastic bottom is modeled as a thin elastic plate and is based on the Euler–Bernoulli beam equation. The effect of the presence of surface tension at the free-surface is neglected. In such situation, there exist two modes of time-harmonic waves: the one with a lower wavenumber (surface mode) propagates along the free-surface and the other with higher wavenumber (flexural mode) propagates along the elastic bottom surface. Based on the small amplitude wave theory and by using the multipole expansion method, we find the particular solution for the problem of wave radiation by a submerged sphere of finite depth. Furthermore, this method eliminates the need to use large and cumbersome numerical packages for the solution of such problem and leads to an infinite system of linear algebraic equations which are easily solved numerically by any standard technique. The added-mass and damping coefficients for both heave and sway motions are derived and plotted for different submersion depths of the sphere and flexural rigidity of the elastic bottom surface. It is observed that, whenever the sphere nearer to the elastic bed, the added-mass move toward to a constant value of 1, which is approximately twice of the value of added-mass of a moving sphere in a single-layer fluid flowing over a rigid and flat bottom surface.

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TL;DR: In this paper, a hydroelastic model is considered to examine the proliferation of water waves over little deformation on a versatile seabed, where the Euler-Bernoulli beam equation is modelled as a thin large plate.

Abstract: A hydroelastic model is considered to examine the proliferation of water waves over little deformation on a versatile seabed. The versatile base surface is modelled as a thin large plate and depends upon Euler-Bernoulli beam equation. In such circumstances, two different modes of time-harmonic proliferating waves exist rather than one mode of proliferating waves for any particular frequency. The waves with smaller wavenumber proliferate along the free-surface and the other with higher wavenumber spreads along the versatile base surface. The expression for first and second-order potentials and, henceforth, the reflection and transmission coefficients upto second-order for both modes are acquired by the strategy in view of Green's function method. A fix of sinusoidal swells is considered for instance to approve the scientific outcomes. It is seen that when the train of occurrence waves engenders because of the free-surface unsettling influence or the flexural wave movement in the fluid, we generally acquire the reflected and transmitted vitality exchange from the free-surface wave mode to the flexural wave mode. Further, we understand that the practical changes in the flexural unbending nature on the versatile base surface have a remarkable effect on the issue of water wave proliferation over small bottom distortions.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the problem of radiation of surface and flexural-gravity waves by a submerged cylinder is investigated for two configurations, concerning; (i) a freely floating finite elastic plate modelling an ice floe, and (ii) two semi-infinite elastic plates separated by a region of open water (polynya).

Abstract: The problems of radiation (sway, heave and roll) of surface and flexural-gravity waves by a submerged cylinder are investigated for two configurations, concerning; (i) a freely floating finite elastic plate modelling an ice floe, and (ii) two semi-infinite elastic plates separated by a region of open water (polynya). The fluid of finite depth is assumed to be inviscid, incompressible and homogeneous. The linear two-dimensional problems are formulated within the framework of potential-flow theory. The method of mass sources distributed along the body contour is applied. The corresponding Green’s function is obtained by using matched eigenfunction expansions. The radiation load (added mass and damping coefficients) and the amplitudes of vertical displacements of the free surface and elastic plates are calculated. Reciprocity relations which demonstrate both symmetry of the radiation load coefficients and the relation of damping coefficients with the far-field form of the radiation potentials are found. It is shown that wave motion essentially depends on the position of the submerged body relative to the elastic plate edges. The results of solving the radiation problem are compared with the solution of the diffraction problem. It is noted that resonant frequencies in the radiation problem correlate with those frequencies at which the reflection coefficient in the diffraction problem has a local minimum.

46 citations

01 Oct 1982

TL;DR: In this paper, a porous wavemaker theory is developed to analyse small-amplitude surface waves on water of finite depth, produced by horizontal oscillations of a porous vertical plate, and analytical solutions in closed forms are obtained for the surface-wave profile, the hydrodynamic-pressure distribution and the total force on the wavemaker.

Abstract: A porous-wavemaker theory is developed to analyse small-amplitude surface waves on water of finite depth, produced by horizontal oscillations of a porous vertical plate. Analytical solutions in closed forms are obtained for the surface-wave profile, the hydrodynamic-pressure distribution and the total force on the wavemaker. The influence of the wave-effect parameter C and the porous-effect parameter G, both being dimensionless, on the surface waves and on the hydrodynamic pressures is discussed in detail.

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors investigated the phenomenon of band gaps and Anderson localization of water waves over one-dimensional periodic and random bottoms by the transfer matrix method, and showed that the range of localization in random and periodic bottoms can be coincident with the band gaps for the corresponding periodic ones.

Abstract: In this paper, the phenomenon of band gaps and Anderson localization of water waves over one-dimensional periodic and random bottoms is investigated by the transfer matrix method. The results indicate that the range of localization in random bottoms can be coincident with the band gaps for the corresponding periodic bottoms. Inside the gap or localization regime, a collective behavior of water waves appears. The results are also compared with acoustic and optical situations.

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^{1}TL;DR: In this paper, the impact of gravity wave on a circular elastic floating permeable membrane is investigated using linear water wave theory in both homogeneous and two-layer fluids using matched eigenfunction expansion technique to obtain an analytic solution of the boundary value problem.

Abstract: In this study, the impact of gravity wave on a circular elastic floating permeable membrane is investigated using linear water wave theory in both homogeneous and two-layer fluids. The matched eigenfunction expansion technique is employed to obtain an analytic solution of the boundary value problem. Further, the plane wave integral representation of Bessel and Hankel functions are applied to study the influence of porous structure in damping the far-field wave energy. In order to examine the effect of various physical parameters, heave force exerted on the membrane, deflection of the membrane, reflected and transmitted wave amplitudes, flow distribution around the structure and far-field energy dissipation are computed and analyzed for three different edge conditions such as (i) free edge, (ii) moored edge and (iii) clamped edge. The study reveals that the surface wave amplitude on the lee side of the structure decreases significantly in the presence of floating porous elastic membrane. Moreover, the membrane having clamped edge dissipates more wave energy as compared to that for moored and free edge conditions.

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TL;DR: In this paper, the scattering of oblique incident waves by small bottom undulation in a two-layer fluid, where the upper layer has a thin ice-cover while the lower one has the undulation, is investigated within the framework of linearized water wave theory.

Abstract: Scattering of oblique incident waves by small bottom undulation in a two-layer fluid, where the upper layer has a thin ice-cover while the lower one has the undulation, is investigated within the framework of linearized water wave theory. The ice-cover is being modeled as an elastic plate of very small thickness. There exist two modes of time-harmonic waves–one with lower wave number propagating along the ice-cover (ice-cover mode) and the other with higher wave number along the interface (interfacial mode). A perturbation analysis is employed to solve the corresponding boundary value problem governed by modified Helmholtz equation and thereby evaluating the reflection and transmission coefficients approximately up to first order for both modes. A patch of sinusoidal ripples, having two different wave numbers over two consecutive stretches, is considered as an example and the related coefficients are determined. It is observed that when the wave is incident on the ice-cover surface we always find energy t...

17 citations