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Breaking Wave on a Slender Cylinder: Comparison of Experimental Data and Numerical Results

[+] Author Affiliations
Jorge Ramirez, Peter Frigaard, Thomas Lykke Andersen

Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

Erik Damgaard Christensen

Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

Paper No. OMAE2012-83610, pp. 459-468; 10 pages
  • ASME 2012 31st International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
  • Volume 1: Offshore Technology
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 1–6, 2012
  • Conference Sponsors: Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4488-5
  • Copyright © 2012 by ASME


CFD models are promising in predicting non-linear wave loads on fixed and floating offshore structures. The NS3 model is described in this paper and it has been validated by means of model test such as wave run-up on monopiles in regular waves. The goal for the use of the NS3 model is to make a detailed investigation of the effect of 2D waves on the run-up height. The focused wave is designed by choosing the phases of the linear harmonic components such that they are in phase at a certain target location. The aim of this paper is the approach on the ability of NS3 model to reproduce these focused wave groups and compare with the results of the experimental tests carried out at Grossen WellenKanal (GWK).

Copyright © 2012 by ASME
Topics: Waves , Cylinders



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