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A new Boussinesq model for wave run-up on curved structures using Cartesian cut-cell grids

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This paper presents a new Boussinesq model for simulating non-linear water wave interaction with curved structures in shallow water making use of a Cartesian cut-cell grid, as an extension of previous work for the nonlinear shallow water equations (Liang et al. 2007). The Cartesian cut-cell technique is implemented within the Boussinesq model to permit accurate boundary-fitting for complex geometries in the numerical domain. In combination with Godunov-type shock capturing schemes, the numerical solver provides highly resolved solutions for a wide variety of problems, including steep-fronted shallow flows, strongly non-linear waves, and breaking wave interactions with curved coastal structures. Numerical simulations are compared with experimental measurements of focused wave group interaction with a vertical surface-piercing cylinder. Copyright © 2007 by The International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers(ISOPE).

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

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference

Year of Conference: 2007

Pages: 2084-2091

ISSN: 1098-6189

Publisher: International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers

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ISBN: 9781880653685