MOTION OF SOLID SPHERES UNDER SOLITARY WAVE ATTACK: PHYSICAL AND NUMERICAL MODELING
AbstractIn this study, physical and numerical test are carried out focusing on the motion of two solid spheres under solitary wave attack. The numerical model CADMAS-SURF/3D-2F-DEM coupling a multiphase flow solver solving Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes Equations based on a porous body model and a discrete element method solver for Newton's equations of motion is validated against the data of physical model experiments carried out in the wave flume of METU Ocean Engineering Research Center. Comparisons of the numerical simulations and physical model experiments show that the numerical model is capable of simulating the motion of solid spheres under solitary wave attack in a reasonably well accuracy.
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