REEF3D:NSEWAVE, A THREE-DIMENSIONAL NON-HYDROSTATIC WAVE MODEL ON A FIXED GRID
AbstractFor coastal engineering problems, wave modeling is required for various spatial scales. In recent years, the development of high-resolution Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) based numerical wave tanks (NWT) has gained a lot of attention. Here, the Navier-Stokes equations are solved together with a two-phase interface capturing algorithm for the calculation of the free surface location. The interface capturing treatment of the free water surface is performed on fixed grids, allowing for the simulation of complex wave phenomena such as breaking waves. The CFD-based NWT are preferably used for nearfield problems, such as wave-structure interaction. For larger spatial scales, the computational cost becomes rather expensive. In the current paper, the three-dimensional open-source hydrodynamics model REEF3D is extended from a CFD-based NWT to a non-hydrostatic wave model, suitable for economic large scale computation of waves.
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