AbstractA more detailed understanding of porous flow inside a rubble-mound structure may have potential benefits in breakwater design. Numerical models are expected to be a useful additional research tool in this field, provided that their calculation results can be validated against measurements. This paper presents the results of a systematic effort to validate a set of different numerical models for a strongly simplified model set-up. The results of this effort will be used to select models for a next stage in which the complexity of the model set-up is increased. By means of this step-by-step approach a good insight in the capabilities and limitations of the various models is achieved.
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