Topics

My research focuses on various aspects of wind generated waves, ranging from theory, measurement methods, statistical analysis, modelling and applications. Key points of research are:

  • Measurement and prediction of wind waves in the coastal zone and tidal inlets
  • Statistical description of metocean conditions, both ambient and extreme value analysis
  • Derivation of wave boundary conditions for offshore and coastal structures
  • Development of optimal unstructured grids for the SWAN wave model
  • Development of efficient and accurate algorithms for the computation of non-linear four-wave interactions in discrete spectral wave models
  • Wave-current interaction
  • Generation of storm surges in coastal areas
  • Development and application of the SWAN model in the coastal zone
  • Wave penetration through tidal inlet systems
  • Generation and propagation of long waves in the coastal zone
  • Wave propagation in and around access channels to harbours
  • Wave penetration into harbour basins and the role of local wind growth
  • Effective fetch computations in partially sheltered basins
  • Seiches in harbours basins
  • Spectral partitioning of wind wave spectra
  • Spatial and temporal tracking of wave systems
  • Influence of fixed structures (step gauge and cylinders) on the accuracy of wave measurements
  • Hydraulic aspects of the IJssellinie, a cold war example of a Dutch Defense System based on inundations, see also News and Activities
  • Wave guide for sailors. Development of a guide for sailors on Lake IJssel, and the Wadden Sea