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Prediction of water wave propagation using computational fluid dynamics


Javanmardi, M and Binns, JR and Thomas, GA and Renilson, MR, Prediction of water wave propagation using computational fluid dynamics, Proceedings of the ASME 2013 32nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, 9-14 June, Nantes, France, pp. 1-8. ISBN 978-0-7918-5541-6 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Copyright 2013 ASME

DOI: doi:10.1115/OMAE2013-10160


In this study the influence of grid effects on free surface deformations behind a ship-like moving vessel were investigated. To determine the influence of grid effects on the water wave propagation, various grid domains with different quality parameters were produced. Simulations were conducted for a moving pressure source and the free surface around the moving body captured. Then three-dimensional numerical results for different grids, in both the near and far field, were compared with experimental data over a range of speeds. The experimental data were obtained using tank tests on a pressure source model at the Australian Maritime College. Wave probes at different lateral distances captured the generated wave parameters. The study revealed that the results of numerical simulation of water wave propagation depend on the grid parameters and geometrical mesh quality.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:CFD, wave propagation, mesh quality
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, JR (Professor Jonathan Binns)
UTAS Author:Thomas, GA (Professor Giles Thomas)
UTAS Author:Renilson, MR (Professor Martin Renilson)
ID Code:88857
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2014-02-19
Last Modified:2014-05-02

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