Numerical study of solitary wave propagating over a vertical thin barrier

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Abstract

This paper presents the numerical results of wave-structure interaction of a solitary wave propagating over a vertical thin and rigid barrier, which is a kind of submerged breakwater allowing some distance from thin barrier to free surface and to flume bottom, using the two-dimensional volume of fluid (VOF)-type numerical model named COBRAS (COrnell BReaking And Structure). To minimize the computational domain, active wave absorption inflow boundary condition is also included, which allows the inflow boundary for generating desired waves and at the same time absorbing reflected waves (Torres-Freyermuth et al., 2010). For the case of a strong breaking solitary wave, it is found the physical processes can be classified into five evolutionary phases. Particular attentions are paid to an interesting backward wave breaking behavior, vortex dynamics, the turbulent kinetic energy (TKE) properties and pressure fields.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th (2010) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2010
Pages1028-1035
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Sep 10
Event20th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2010 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2010 Jun 202010 Jun 25

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
Volume3
ISSN (Print)1098-6189
ISSN (Electronic)1555-1792

Other

Other20th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2010
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period10-06-2010-06-25

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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