A 3D numerical wave tank for coastal engineering studies

Eric Didier, Paulo R.F. Teixeira, Maria Graça Neves

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This paper presents the validation of active and passive, made by a dissipation beach, numerical absorbing methods implemented in RANS-VOF FLUENT® code for modelling long time series of wave propagation interacting with coastal structures. Verification of both numerical techniques was performed in 2D - wave flume, and 3D - wave tank, this one using a multiple active absorption wave makers. The active absorption wave maker allows maintaining the incident wave generation and the mean water level along the time. Good results were obtained for 2D and 3D applications for active absorption wave maker at the generation boundary and both numerical beach and active absorption at the end of the flume/tank.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalDefect and Diffusion Forum
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • 3D numerical wave flume
  • Active absorption wave maker
  • Multiple active absorption wave maker
  • RANS-VoF model


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