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Numerical Modelling of Free Surface Flow Through Porous Structures with OpenFOAM

Author(s): Pablo Higuera; Javier L. Lara; Inigo J. Losada

Linked Author(s): Javier López Lara, Iñigo J. Losada Rodríguez

Keywords: Wave-structure interaction; Rubble mound breakwater; OpenF OAM

Abstract: Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) equations applied to perform hydraulic modeling constitute a major advance in our field, as the number of underlying assumptions is reduced with respect to other simulation techniques. In this paper IHFOAM model is applied to simulate the interaction of oblique waves with a rubble mound breakwater. Wave overtopping, pressures on the structure and scour potential are studied in detail. The results prove that the model is a valuable tool to assess three-dimensional effects.


Year: 2014

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