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A CFD Investigation on the Effect of the Air Entrainment in Breaking Wave Impacts on a Mono-Pile

[+] Author Affiliations
Pietro D. Tomaselli

DHI, Hørsholm, Denmark

Erik Damgaard Christensen

Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

Paper No. OMAE2017-62445, pp. V07AT06A072; 10 pages
doi:10.1115/OMAE2017-62445
From:
  • ASME 2017 36th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
  • Volume 7A: Ocean Engineering
  • Trondheim, Norway, June 25–30, 2017
  • Conference Sponsors: Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5773-1
  • Copyright © 2017 by ASME

abstract

In impacts of breaking waves on offshore structures, it is still not well-known how the air entrainment phenomenon affects the exerted loads. In this paper, a developed CFD solver capable of simulating the air entrainment process was employed to reproduce an experimental investigation on the impact of a spilling wave against a circular cylinder. The exerted in-line force was computed with and without the inclusion of dispersed bubbles. Results showed that the magnitude of the computed force was affected when the entrainment of bubbles was simulated.

Copyright © 2017 by ASME

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