Evaluation of Empirical Porous-Media Parameters for Numerical Simulation of Wave Pressure on Caisson Breakwater Armored with Tetrapods

Geun Se Lee, Sang-Ho Oh, Sung Bum Yoon
2019 Journal of Korean Society of Coastal and Ocean Engineers  
In this study, waves2Foam implemented in OpenFOAM is used to simulate numerically the wave pressure on a verical caisson under the condition of with and without the placement of Tetrapods in front of the caisson. The comparisons of the numerical results and the experimental data show fairly good agreement between them. Based on this, it is possible to suggest an optimal combination of coefficients for an empirical formula to represent the protective TTP layer as porous media.
doi:10.9765/kscoe.2019.31.6.344 fatcat:5qavg6svwjbblozkakif6avm5y