In this work the feasibility of a numerical wave tank using a hybrid particle-mesh method is investigated. Based on the fluid implicit particle method (FLIP) a formulation for the hybrid method is presented for incompressible multiphase flows involving large density jumps and wave generating boundaries. The performance of the method is assessed for a standing wave and for the generation and propagation of a solitary wave over a flat and a sloping bed. A comparison is made with results obtained with a well-established SPH package. The tests demonstrate that the method is a promising and attractive tool for simulating the nearshore propagation of waves.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-422
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Hydrodynamics
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017

    Research areas

  • free-surface flows, incompressible Navier-Stokes, Lagrangian-Eulerian, numerical wave flume, particle-mesh

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