Full-range equation for wave boundary layer thickness

Ahmad Sana*, Hitoshi Tanaka

*Corresponding author for this work

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Full-range equation covering all the flow regimes in a wave boundary layer is proposed for the boundary layer thickness. The results are compared with the available experimental data and good agreement has been found. In case of wave boundary layers, there are three definitions of boundary layer thickness in use. Therefore, the full-range equation is derived for three of the definitions. The findings of this study may be useful in calculating suspended sediment transport in coastal environments and studying wave-current combined motion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)639-642
Number of pages4
JournalCoastal Engineering
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007


  • Boundary layer thickness
  • Full-range equation
  • k-epsilon model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering


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