Nikolaos Karagiannis, Theofanis Karambas, Christopher Koutitas


In the present work, an innovative numerical approach was developed coupling two models in order to simulate the wave propagation over a sloping beach and the sediment transport in surf and swash zones. The first model, synthesized on the basis of OpenFOAM (version 2.4.0) is used to describe the hydrodynamic characteristics of the flow and the wave propagation while the second one is applied for the sediment transport and erosion/deposition prediction using the results of the first model. The method above constitutes an iterative procedure which is tested hereby and seems to yield satisfactory numerical results in comparison with experimental data (Dette 1998).


numerical simulation; OpenFOAM; breaking waves, sediment transport, seabed profile

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