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Old   April 23, 2013, 06:54
Default Wind Stress and Equivalent Velocity
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Hi,

i am suppose to apply wind stress over the free surface in a simulation. That stress will generate velocity, my question is: can i just apply and equivalent velocity ? For example with the formula:

u_{\tau} = \sqrt{\tau_{w}/\rho}

where u_{\tau} is the velocity at the free surface , \rho is the density and \tau_{w} the wind stress applied.
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Old   April 23, 2013, 07:11
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yes, see also J. Fluid Mech. (2003), vol. 495, pp. 343368
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Old   April 23, 2013, 07:30
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The publication is:

Large-eddy simulations of the wind-induced turbulent Ekman layer ?

Thanks for your answer
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Old   April 23, 2013, 07:31
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that's correct
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