Journal article

Wave energy attenuation by drifting and non-drifting floating rigid plates

Sasan Tavakoli, Alexander Babanin

Ocean Engineering | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2021


Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is used to numerically simulate the viscous air-water flow around a thin rigid floating plate subjected to surface waves, with the aim to improve the understanding of dissipative mechanisms in drifting and non-drifting conditions. CFD model is validated by comparing the obtained results against previously published data of Nelli et al. (2017). It is shown that the energy of the waves is dissipated by the water flow over both upper and lower surfaces of the plate. The dissipation increases as a function of steepness of incoming waves. On the upper surface of the non-drifting plate, overwash contributes to dissipation of the energy of steep waves, while this ..

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Awarded by US Office of Naval Research Global

Funding Acknowledgements

ST is supported by a Melbourne Research Scholarship awarded by the University of Melbourne. AVB acknowledges support of the Grant Number N00014-17-1-3021-A00001 of the US Office of Naval Research Global. Authors acknowledge Dr. Alessandro Toffoli for sharing his experience in the early stage of the work. Authors would like to appreciate the Spartan and Argali HPC teams for their supports.