NUMERICAL INVESTIGATION OF BORE HOLE FILLING VOLUME IN A COASTAL AREA
AbstractA numerical study is carried out to determine the parameters controlling the filling of a bore hole in Alderney Race. Our final goal is to identify the configuration minimizing the filling. We performed a one-way coupling between a coastal circulation model and a discrete element model for that purpose. Simulations used spherical particles and a monopile technology. We show that: as long as the distance between the hole and the residuals remains smaller than twenty meters, the flow direction plays a negligible role; interaction between moving particles and bottom roughness leads to a slight increase of the filling; the impact of ambient sediments strongly depends on seabed morphology and current effects.
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