A contribution to the study of wave propagation and wave breaking: physical and numerical modelling

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Abstract

The knowledge of the wave transformation and breaking characteristics near the coastline is essential for the design of coastal structures. This paper reports the experimental and numerical results of wave shoaling and breaking over a set of different gentle slopes. Two different numerical models are compared: a multi-layered Boussinesq model (COULWAVE) and a RANS model (FLUENT®). From the numerical tests, RANS model shows a better behavior than Boussinesq model and needs less calibration parameters; however computational time is the drawback of RANS models.
Original languageUnknown
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on the Application of Physical Modelling to Port and Coastal Protection – Coastlab
Pages1-10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Event4th International Conference on the Application of Physical Modelling to Port and Coastal Protection – Coastlab12 -
Duration: 1 Jan 2012 → …

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on the Application of Physical Modelling to Port and Coastal Protection – Coastlab12
Period1/01/12 → …

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