Project

3D Navier-Stokes modeling of air entrainment in breaking water waves and its effect on the compressibility of water during violent impact at coastal structures

Duration
01 October 2012 → 30 November 2014
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Construction engineering
    • Earthquake engineering
    • Geotechnical and environmental engineering
    • Water engineering
    • Wind engineering
Keywords
turbulence modelling coastal engineering compressible fluids numerical simulations breaking waves air entrainment
 
Project description

Violent impacts of breaking water waves on coastal structures are investigated by means of numerical simulations. A VOF-model is completed with models to capture the air entrainment in breaking waves. A better quality of the simulation will be obtained by treating the mixture of water and air as compressible.