### Viscous breaking waves

##### joint work with Emmanuel Dormy, *J. Fluid Mech. 984:R5* (2024)

We have developped a finite-element based code to numerically solve the free-surface Navier-Stokes equation. An initial condition leading to the formation of a plunging breaker is investigated. Particular emphasis is put on the high Reynolds number limit and the regularising effects of viscosity.