Numerical analysis of the internal kinematics and dynamics of 3-D breaking waves on slopes
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In this paper we describe the development and validation of a numerical model based on coupling a higher-order Boundary Element Method (BEM) solution of fully nonlinear potential flow equations to a Volume Of Fluid (VOF) solution of Euler equations, in 3 dimensions (3-D). The BEM solution is used as an initialization of the VOF/Navier-Stokes solver. Numerical simulations of breaking waves on sloping beaches for 2-D (using an earlier similar model) and 3-D flows are carried out. Finally, we simulate the breaking and post-breaking of a solitary wave over a sloping ridge in a 3-D numerical wave tank. We present an analysis of wave profiles and internal kinematics (velocity, vorticity, pressure). Copyright © by The International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers.
International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering
Biausser, Benjamin, Philippe Fraunié, Stéphan T. Grilli, and Richard Marcer. "Numerical analysis of the internal kinematics and dynamics of 3-D breaking waves on slopes." International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering 14, 4 (2004): 247-256. https://digitalcommons.uri.edu/oce_facpubs/176