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The formation of surfable waves in a circular wave pool - comparison of numerical and experimental approaches


Javanmardi, M and Binns, J and Renilson, MR and Thomas, G and Schmied, SA and Huijsmans, R, The formation of surfable waves in a circular wave pool - comparison of numerical and experimental approaches, Proceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE, 1-6 July, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, pp. 325-331. ISBN 978-0-7918-4491-5 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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This paper investigates the capability of a numerical approach to address the problem of designing a wave pool. The numerical approach developed has the potential to reduce the number of design alternatives which require testing by eliminating poor performing designs early in the design cycle. For the three dimensional computations in the present study, the CFD software FLUENT (which solves the RANS equations with finite-volume approach and uses the volume of fluid technique to simulate the free-surface motion) was utilized. Pressure source models in straight and round tracks were simulated. Predicted results agreed closely with experiment data.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:CFD, wave pool, free surface, FLUENT
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:Javanmardi, M (Dr Mohammadreza Javanmardi)
UTAS Author:Binns, J (Professor Jonathan Binns)
UTAS Author:Renilson, MR (Professor Martin Renilson)
UTAS Author:Thomas, G (Professor Giles Thomas)
UTAS Author:Schmied, SA (Mr Steven Schmied)
ID Code:82602
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2013-02-07
Last Modified:2017-07-20
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