On the energy of nonlinear water waves
Royal Society of Chemistry
This article presents results concerning the excess kinetic and potential energies for exact nonlinear water waves. In particular, it is proven, for periodic travelling irrotational water waves, that the excess kinetic energy density is always negative, whereas the excess potential energy density is always positive, in the steady reference frame. A characterization of the total excess energy density as a weighted mean of the kinetic energy along the wave surface profile is also presented.
Nonlinear water waves , Wave energy , Exact solutions
Henry, D. (2021) 'On the energy of nonlinear water waves', Proceedings Of The Royal Society A-Mathematical Physical And Engineering Sciences, 477, 2255 (12 pp). doi: 10.1098/rspa.2021.0544