NONHYDROSTATIC AND MESH-FREE COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS MODEL COMPARISONS OF SURF ZONE HYDRODYNAMICS BY PLUNGING IRREGULAR WAVES

Ryan J. Lowe, Corrado Altomare, Mark L. Buckley, Renan Fonseca da Silva, Jeff E. Hansen, Dirk P. Rijnsdorp, Jose M. Domínguez, Alejandro J.C. Crespo

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Abstract

Wave breaking over steep bathymetry often generates plunging waves where the free surface overturns and violent water motion is triggered. Simulating these complex surf zone processes poses significant challenges for conventional mesh-based hydrodynamic models, due to the rapidly-deforming nature of the free surface and underlying turbulent flows. Yet accurate prediction of these hydrodynamics is essential to characterize the wide range of nearshore processes driven by wave breaking. In this study we rigorously compare the ability of two different classes of phase-resolving wave-flow models to predict a wide range of hydrodynamic processes driven by irregular wave breaking over a fringing reef using data from Buckley et al. (2015). These two models were: 1) the mesh-based nonhydrostatic wave-flow model SWASH, having vertical resolution but only providing a single-value representation of the free-surface; and 2) the mesh-free, Lagrangian particle-based approach Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) using DualSPHysics (DSPH), which directly resolves the overturning free surface. Both models were applied in 2DV mode.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
EditorsDaniel Cox
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9780989661164
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2023
Event37th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2022 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 4 Dec 20229 Dec 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
Number37
ISSN (Print)0161-3782

Conference

Conference37th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2022
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CitySydney
Period4/12/229/12/22

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