Summary: Discontinuous Galerkin Method for Linear Free
Surface Gravity Waves
V.R. Ambati, O. Bokhove and J.J.W. Van der Vegt
Numerical Analysis and Computational Mechanics Group,
University of Twente, The Netherlands.
Figure 1: Wave maker at MARIN, The Netherlands.
Stable numerical schemes for free surface gravity water waves
are useful in the areas of offshore and marine engineering.
Determine wave loads and wave resistance on ships and
Control wave generation in a model basin with our nu-
merical tool (Figure 1).
Study the wave induced motion on ships and offshore
structures (Figure 2).
Figure 2: Ships moored at an oil production center.
To develop a stable numerical method for free surface gravity
water waves of a potential flow model using discontinuous