Numerical Modeling of Regular Wave Tank
P. Kishore Kumar Reddy1, M. G. Muni Reddy2, S. Jaya Kumar3, G. Ravi Kumar4, T. Appa Reddy5
1P. Kishore Kumar Reddy, Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), India.
2M. G. Muni Reddy, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), India.
3S. Jaya Kumar, Principal Scientist, CSIR – National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula (Goa), India.
4G. Ravi Kumar, Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), India.
5T. Appa Reddy, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, RGM College of Engineering, Nandyal (Andhra Pradesh), India.
Manuscript received on 26 February 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 13 March 2019 | Manuscript Published on 17 March 2019 | PP: 1-3 | Volume-7 Issue-ICETESM18, March 2019 | Retrieval Number: ICETESM01|19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Wave energy is the potential source for the generation of electricity for the Industrial, Irrigational and Domestic needs. Wave energy converters (WEC’s) transform the tidal energy into electrical energy. Optimum design of WEC’s depends on the wave hydrodynamic characteristics acting on it. In this paper, a 2D numerical wave flume is developed using linear wave theory. Simulation of a regular wave is carried to understand the wave parameters along the flume length due to artificial beach treatment. The equation of continuity and momentum are the governing equations for incompressible fluid motion, the standard k-ε model is considered for solving the turbulence of RANS equations. A two-phase model (VOF) is applied for determining the surface containing 50% of water. Validation of the model is done by using the analytical theory. Generation of linear waves is in good agreement with the analytical results.
Keywords: k-ε Model, Multiphase Model (VOF), Numerical Wave Tank, Regular Waves.
Scope of the Article: Numerical Modelling of Structures