Dispersive effects during long wave run-up on a plane beach

Ahmed Abdalazeez, Ira Didenkulova, Denys Dutykh

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Dispersive effects during long wave run-up on a plane beach are studied. We take advantage of experimental data collection of different wave types (single pulses, sinusoidal waves, bi-harmonic waves, and frequency modulated wave trains) and simulate their run-up using two models: (i) nondispersive nonlinear shallow water theory and (ii) dispersive Boussinesq-type model based on the modified Peregrine system. It is shown, that for long positive pulses, dispersive effects are not so important and nonlinear shallow water theory can be used. However, for periodic sinusoidal and bi-harmonic pulses of the same period, the dispersive effects result in significant wave transformation during its propagation but do not have a strong impact on its maximal run-up height. Overall, for maximum wave run-up height, we could not find a preference of dispersive model against the nondispersive one, and, therefore, suggest using nonlinear shallow water model for longwave run-up height estimation.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationAdvances in Science, Technology and Innovation
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Science, Technology and Innovation
ISSN (Print)2522-8714
ISSN (Electronic)2522-8722


  • Frequency dispersion
  • Long wave run-up
  • Modified Peregrine system
  • Nonlinear shallow water theory


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