A NUMERICAL MODEL OF WAVE/BREAKWATER INTERACTIONS

D. Ian Austin, Roger S. Schlueter

Abstract


A numerical model has been developed to simulate breakwater response to wave impacts with special reference to armor unit behavior and breakwater stability. The model uses a finite difference hydrodynamic code to follow the wave impacts and determine wave forces upon the breakwater components. A discrete element code models the breakwater response and motions. The model rationale and numerical basis are followed by three examples used in this, the concept validation, stage of model development.

Keywords


numerical model; breakwater; wave/breakwater interaction

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