Smoothed-particle hydrodynamic
A method for representing a fluid as a collection of particles. Suitable for analyzing the behavior of complex perturbations in the surface of water.
 Wave breaks
Waves that penetrate from deep water to shallow areas increase in wave height as the water depth changes; as water depth approaches wave height, the shape of the wave becomes unstable, and the leading edge launches forward, a phenomenon known as "breaking."
 New technology
Developed as part of this research in concert with Kobe Steel, Ltd., this technique suppresses wave attenuation in smoothed-particle hydrodynamic simulations.
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Date: 21 February, 2012
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