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A numerical simulator for wave overtopping
Souliotis, D.; Prinos, P. (2011). A numerical simulator for wave overtopping, in: Valentine, E.M. et al. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 34th World Congress of the International Association for Hydro- Environment Research and Engineering: Balance and Uncertainty - 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering , 26 June - 1 July 2011, Brisbane, Australia. pp. 6 pp
In: Valentine, E.M. et al. (Ed.) (2011). Proceedings of the 34th World Congress of the International Association for Hydro- Environment Research and Engineering: Balance and Uncertainty - 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and 10th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering , 26 June - 1 July 2011, Brisbane, Australia. Engineers Australia: Brisbane. ISBN 978-0-85825-868-6. 1 CD-ROM (4583 pp.) pp., more

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Document type: Conference paper

Keyword
    Marine
Author keywords
    Wave overtopping, Simulator, Coastal dikes, Dike crest, Landward slope, Grass cover

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  • Souliotis, D.
  • Prinos, P.

Abstract
    Wave overtopping and the propagation of the waves on the crest and the landward side of a coastal dike is investigated numerically in this study. Wave overtopping conditions are simulated using the concept of the Wave Overtopping Simulator (WOS). The computed results are compared against proposed empirical relationships based on available field measurements. The RANS equations, a turbulence model of the k-e type and the VOF method are solved numerically, using the CFD code FLUENT, for “tracking” the free surface and the head of the “current” from the dike crest to the toe of the landward dike slope. The latter as well as the crest are usually covered by grass and its effect on the wave propagation over the crest and the landward slope is investigated.

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