Welcome to B'Waves 2021

The B'Waves 2021 workshop focuses on various aspects of wave breaking, with accent on free surface waves. The main topics are wave breaking in coastal regions, wave breaking in deep water. Other topics covered involve several aspects of wave propagation which are relevant for  the dynamics or the wave breaking, as well as and breaking of internal and interfacial waves. The workshop brings together researchers using a variety of techniques: field measurements, laboratory experiments, numerical approximations, and mathematical modelling.

The B’Waves series started with a 2014 workshop aiming at serving as a platform for interactive exchange between scientists. Since its inception, the workshop has historically provided three types of talks. Keynote talks are long presentation allowing an invited speaker to cover in depth a selected topic. Invited talks are shorter compared to keynotes, but also involve recognized major contributions in the field of breaking waves. Contributed talks allow to present new ideas and recent results. However, the specific characteristic of the B’Waves workshops  is to leave ample space to round table discussions to highlight the limitations of the current knowledge and techniques, and to identify possible avenues for research.

Links to the previous editions:
B’Waves 2018 in Marseille
B’Waves 2016 in Bergen
B’Waves 2014 in Bordeaux

The 2021 virtual edition of B’Waves was the fourth instalment of the series. Due to the covid crisis it was organized in a virtual format, with a reduced program only featuring short invited talks, and space for discussion and brainstorming.

The event took place online between June 16th and June 18th 2021. It featured three afternoon sessions of about 4 hours with short talks and time for discussion. The full schedule can be found here.

Watch the Recordings here!

Scientific Committee
Michel Benoit,  Ecole Centrale Marseille (France)
Philippe Bonneton, CNRS Université de Bordeaux (France)
Maurizio Brocchini, Università Politecnica delle Marche (Italy)
Magda Carr, Newcastle University (UK)
Stéfan Grilli, University of Rhode Island (USA)
Alessandro Iafrati,  Institute of Marine Engineering (Italy)
Pierre Lubin, Université de Bordeaux (France)
Atle Jensen, University of Oslo (Norway)
Olivier Kimmoun, Ecole Centrale Marseille (France)
James T. Kirby, University of Delaware (USA)
Fabrice Veron, University of Delaware (USA)

Organizers
Henrik Kalisch,  University of Bergen (Norway)
Mario Ricchiuto, Inria (France)

List of Speakers and Abstracts

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M. Antuono (Istituto di Ingegneria del Mare): A wave-breaking model for the Depth-Semi-Averaged equations: some preliminary results


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M.L. Banner (UNSW Sydney): On the breaking inception of unsteady water wave packets evolving in the presence of constant vorticity


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P. Bonneton (CNRS, Université de Bordeaux): Burgers-like wave turbulence in the surf zone


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Chris Chickadel (University of Washington): The Thermal Signature of the Residual Foam in Breaking Waves


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Diana De Padova (Politecnico di Bari): Turbulence analysis in breaking waves


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L. Deike (Princeton University): High fidelity numerical simulations of breaking waves: transition to turbulence, drops and bubbles formation


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M. Derakhti (University of Washington): High-fidelity observations and modeling of wave breaking dissipation and bubble plumes


F. Desmons (Université de Bordeaux): Maps of phenomena for breaking waves in deep, intermediate, and shallow waters


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F. Dias (University College Dublin): Breaking wave impact on a smart boulder


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F. Fedele (Georgia Tech): On the stability of the laminar boundary layer beneath a Stokes wave


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J. Fourdrinoy (Insitut Pprime/U. Poitiers): Internal breaking wave: from the dead water effect to complex structures


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A. Iafrati (Istituto di Ingegneria del Mare): Vorticity dynamics in breaking waves


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K. Martins (Université de Bordeaux): Non-linear and non-hydrostatic processes in surf zone waves: new insights from 2D lidar observations


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M. Mazzuoli (U. Genova): Interaction between wave-induced nearbed vortex structures and cohesionless sediments: numerical results


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S. Mohanlal (Laboratoire d’Hydraulique Saint-Venant): Depth-limited wave breaking dissipation in a potential flow code


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S. Popinet (CNRS, Sorbonne Université): A vertically-Lagrangian, non-hydrostatic, multilayer model for multiscale free-surface flows


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M. Postacchini (U. Politecnica delle Marche): Interaction between breaking-induced vortices and nearbed structures: experimental and numerical investigation


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V. Roeber (HPC Chair UPPA): Spatial and Temporal Wave Variability at the Basque Coast: From wave energy at regional scales to runup of individual waves


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M. Stastna (University of Waterloo): Shear-instability in Internal Kelvin waves


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T. van den Bremer (TU Delft): Wave breaking and jet formation on axisymmetric surface gravity waves