Numerical Simulations of Three-dimensional Wave Breaking by Coupling of a VOF Method and a Boundary Element Method

Abstract

In this paper, we describe the development and validation of a numerical model based on coupling a higher-order Boundary Element Method (BEM) solution of fully nonlinear potential flow equations to a Volume Of Fluid (VOF) solution of Euler equations, in threedimensions (3-D). In the model, the BEM solution is used to initialize the VOF/Euler computations. Numerical simulations of breaking waves on sloping beaches for 2-D (using an earlier model) and 3-D flows are carried out.

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@inproceedings{Biausser2003NumericalSO, title={Numerical Simulations of Three-dimensional Wave Breaking by Coupling of a VOF Method and a Boundary Element Method}, author={B. Biausser and Stephan T. Grilli and Ph. Frauni{\'e}}, year={2003} }