Numerical modeling of wave interaction with double curtain-wall breakwater

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A numerical wave tank (NWT) based on the RANS equations is established by adding source terms into the momentum equation for generating wave and absorbing the reflected waves effectively. The wave dissipation induced by double curtain-wall breakwater and the flow field nearby under the action of regular wave are simulated. The effects of relative immersed depth of barrier on transmission coefficient are analyzed. The numerical results are identical with the experimental data, while they are different a lot from the results of the Lapa formula. The effects of relative width of horizontal plate, relative depth, wave slope are investigated, and a revised formula is presented based on comprehensive verification with both the experiment and numerical results.




Zhu, Y., Li, Y., Tao, A., & Zhang, J. (2015). Numerical modeling of wave interaction with double curtain-wall breakwater. In Procedia Engineering (Vol. 116, pp. 1009–1018). Elsevier Ltd.

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