Experimental Study in Kinematics of Rogue Wave

Choi, Hae-Jin;Jung, Kwang-Hyo;Suh, Sung-Bu;Lee, Seung-Jae;Jo, Hyo-Jae;Choi, Han-Suk

  • Received : 2011.06.20
  • Accepted : 2011.06.28
  • Published : 2011.06.30


The rogue wave was generated in a two-dimensional wave tank the rogue wave kinematics was investigated including local and convective accelerations of the water particle and verification of existing prediction methods. PIV technique was applied to measure the wave kinematics near the wave crest which extended to compute the local and convective accelerations. The experimental results were compared with several analytical predictions. The convective acceleration under the crest of rogue wave has a similar magnitude with the local acceleration.


Rogue wave;Velocity;Local and convective accelerations;Wave crest;Wave theory


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Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF)