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Boussinesq cut-cell model for wave scattering from cylinder in shallow water

Lookup NU author(s): Shih-Yun Liu, Professor Qiuhua Liang


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This paper presents a Cartesian cut-cell Boussinesq model for simulating nonlinear wave interaction with a curved structure. The Cartesian cut-cell technique permits accurate boundary-fitting of complicated, curved geometries in the numerical domain. A Godunov-type shock capturing scheme is used to solve the Boussinesq-type equations in hyperbolic form in order to provide accurate predictions of strongly nonlinear wave interactions with curved structures in shallow water. The numerical model is used to simulate the interaction of a focused wave with a circular cylinder, and excellent agreement is obtained with data from laboratory experiments conducted in a wave basin. Copyright © by The International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers.

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Author(s): Zang J, Ning D, Liu S, Liang Q, Taylor PH, Taylor RE, Borthwick AGL

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering

Year: 2007

Volume: 17

Issue: 4

Pages: 266-269

Print publication date: 01/12/2007

ISSN (print): 1053-5381

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Publisher: International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers