Feasibility of VOF-FEM Coupling to Study the Wave Impact on a Sloping Seawall

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Volume-70 Issue-4
Year of Publication : 2022
Authors : Dabir V. V, Shinde S. R, Khare K. C, Londhe S. N


MLA Style: Dabir V. V, et al. "Feasibility of VOF-FEM Coupling to Study the Wave Impact on a Sloping Seawall." International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, vol. 70, no. 4, Apr. 2022, pp. 82-94. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V70I4P207

APA Style: Dabir V. V, Shinde S. R, Khare K. C, Londhe S. N. (2022). Feasibility of VOF-FEM Coupling to Study the Wave Impact on a Sloping Seawall. International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, 70(4), 82-94. https://doi.org/10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V70I4P207

Seawalls are structures constructed along the coastline for effective energy dissipation. It is imperative to study the wave forces on the structure and response thereof for designing such structures. The research on the performance of coastal structures connotes the utilisation of the Irribaren number (ξ), which is a function of wave parameters and the slope of the structure over which the wave attacks. It is an uphill task to investigate the effect of changing the slope of seawall over the wave parameters experimentally. Therefore, the use of a numerical tool can provide an agile alternative. To choose the appropriate method for this analysis, a thorough literature review is performed. From the inferences, the VOF-FEM coupled tool is selected to address wave structure interaction studies for coastal structures wherein no transmission of wave and thus no mixing of the incident and reflected flow in the computational domain is expected. The Numerical model is further tested to study the effect of the inclination of the structure over the run-up pressure experienced by the structure. The results matched well with an experimental trial performed and with previous work in similar conditions from the literature. The results are presented, and the feasibility of using VOF-FEM coupling for shoreline non-wave transmitting structures is discussed.

Coastal, Seawall, FEM-VOF coupling, Wave force, Wave Structure Interaction.

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