Numerical study on the solitary wave interaction with the density-stratified fluid in a submarine trench

Han Lun Wu, Shih Chun Hsiao, Hwung Hweng Hwung

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Abstract

The induced density-stratified fluid motion for a solitary wave past a submarine trench is investigated numerically by means of the threedimensional Navier-Stokes (N-S) solver named Truchas. The volume of fluid (VOF) method is used to trace the free surface and the transport of the lower fluid (homogeneous/dense fluid) within the trench. The numerical results were validated by comparing the computed results with laboratory experiments of Chang et al. (2011) for solitary wave induced flow motion. Then, the model is used to examine the transport processes of the various dense fluids within the trench along the vertical and horizontal directions. Particular attentions are paid to the evolution of vortex induced by solitary wave.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2013
Pages1068-1075
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Sep 16
Event23rd International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2013 - Anchorage, AK, United States
Duration: 2013 Jun 302013 Jul 5

Publication series

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

Other

Other23rd International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2013
CountryUnited States
CityAnchorage, AK
Period13-06-3013-07-05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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