NUMERICAL MODELLING OF WAVE INTERACTION WITH DYNAMICALLY STABLE STRUCTURES

Marcel R.A. van Gent

Abstract


Wave interaction with dynamically stable structures is simulated by means of a numerical model based on finite-amplitude shallow-water wave equations. The model can simulate wave motion on and inside permeable structures. For dynamically stable structures, including berm breakwaters, reef-type structures and gravel beaches, a procedure is developed to simulate the natural response to wave attack. This procedure is extended, for instance by implementing effects of grading and effects of seawalls, to increase the applicability for practical applications.

Keywords


numerical modelling; stable structures; dynamic stability

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