Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Bhushan, Shanti

Committee Member

Sescu, Adrian

Committee Member

Burgreen, Greg W.

Committee Member

Askari, Omid

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


Mechanical Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science


James Worth Bagley College of Engineering


Department of Mechanical Engineering


The simulation of solitary wave run up on a slope is evaluated using a volume of fluid method in OpenFOAM. The simulated results are compared to experimental and nonlinear potential flow results for a 1 to 15 run up slope. The breaking region profile is shown to agree well with previous results except a larger jet tip calculated by OpenFOAM. Elevation through the run up of the wave is compared to the same data set. OpenFOAM shows a decreased peak amplitude when compared. A grid study is completed. The dissipation is investigated and a correction is applied to the OpenFOAM results. Corrected data shows a more accurate profile in the breaking region. Results shown indicate that more work is needed to improve two phase modeling within OpenFOAM for application to the case of solitary wave run up on a slope. Simulations are also completed for a vehicle fording case.



Multiphase||OpenFOAM||Solitary wave