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JPG 2016, 7(24): 43-66 Back to browse issues page
GPU-SPH simulation of Tsunami-like wave interaction with a seawall associated with underwater
Omid Reza Safiyari, Mahmood Reza Akbarpour Jannat *, Babak Banijamali
Iranian National Institute for Oceanography and Atmospheric Science (INIOAS), Tehran, IR. Iran , akbarpour@inio.ac.ir
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Investigation of the waves generated by underwater disturbances gives precious insight into the effect of man-made underwater explosions as well as natural phenomena, such as underwater volcanoes or oceanic meteor impact. On the other hand, prediction of the effects of such waves on the coastal installations and structures is required for preparation worthwhile criteria for coastal engineers to prepare a reliable design. This study aimed to investigate the interactional effects of water waves generated by underwater disturbances on sea walls through numerical modeling using the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method. The simulation was performed using the Dual-SPHysics numerical code. Comparison of the numerical results with the experimental data extracted from case studies demonstrated the good capability of the SPH algorithm used in the numerical code in the simulation of initial wave generation by the underwater disturbance and its propagation over the body of water. To examine the wave force exerted on the walls, the results of laboratory experiences on the effect of tsunami waves on coastal structures were used to verify the numerical model. The study found that the phenomena with such nonlinear behavior can be very well simulated with a calibrated SPH model. We also explored the effects of this type of wave and temporal changes of its resultant force on the wall. In this article, the explosion-generated water wave produced much stronger fluctuations in the vicinity of the wall than did the solitary wave, thus naturally, it can be more destructive.
Keywords: Wave generation, Seawall, Numerical modeling, Wave force, Underwater explosion, Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH), Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)
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Type of Study: Applied Research |
Received: 2016/01/30 | Accepted: 2016/05/11 | ePublished: 2016/06/30
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Safiyari O R, Akbarpour Jannat M R, Banijamali B. GPU-SPH simulation of Tsunami-like wave interaction with a seawall associated with underwater. JPG. 2016; 7 (24) :43-66
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