NUMERICAL SIMULATION AND VALIDATION OF PLUNGING BREAKERS USING A 2D NAVIER-STOKES MODEL

H.A.H. Petit, P. Tonjes, M.R.A. van Gent, P. van Den Bosch

Abstract


The numerical model SKYLLA, developed for simulation of breaking waves on coastal structures is described. The model is based on the Volume Of Fluid method and solves the two-dimensional (2DV) Navier-Stokes equations. Weakly reflecting boundary conditions allow waves to enter and leave the computational domain. Impermeable boundaries can be introduced to simulate a structure. A two-model approach can be used to simulate overtopping over a low crested structure. Results obtained with the model are compared with those obtained with physical model tests for waves on a 1:20 slope of a submerged structure.

Keywords


numerical simulation; breaking waves; plunging breaker; 2D model; Navier-Stokes model

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