Markus, D.; Hojjat, M.; Wüchner, R.; Bletzinger, K.-U.
A CFD Approach to Modeling Wave-Current Interaction
A numerical wave channel for the simulation of realistic offshore conditions is presented. The methodology combines a nonlinear wave model with a Volume of Fluid calculation to generate an unsteady sea state. A simulation strategy that focuses on capturing wave-current interaction is introduced and is validated with respect to fluid particle kinematics. Finally, a case study is presented that evaluates the flow field of a nonlinear wave simulated in combination with a nonuniform current.
Numerical wave channel; CFD, Volume of Fluid; Water Waves; Wave-Current Interaction; Tidal Stream Generators; Offshore Engineering
International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering