Numerical simulation of the oscillating water column inside a vertical cylinder in regular waves using IHFOAM

J. M.P. Conde, J. M. S. M. Cardoso

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

The motion of the free-surface inside a surface-piercing vertical cylindrical tube can be seen as a simplified approximation of an oscillating-water-column ocean-wave energy-converter (OWC-OWEC). In the present work the IHFOAM code, which solves the Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) equations by a finite-volume method using the volume-of-fluid (VoF) technique, was used to simulate the action of a regular wave on the free-surface inside a vertical cylinder open to the atmosphere. In this paper the results obtained by IHFOAM are compared with other numerical results and with experimental data, showing a good correspondence between these results. In this way the IHFOAM code was verified (by comparison with other numerical results) and validated (by comparison with experimental data).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-49
Number of pages10
JournalDefect and Diffusion Forum
Volume372
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • IHFOAM
  • Numerical simulation
  • Oscillating water column
  • RANS
  • Regular waves
  • VoF
  • Wave energy

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Numerical simulation of the oscillating water column inside a vertical cylinder in regular waves using IHFOAM'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this