Burgreen, Greg W.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
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.
Chambers, Bradley Paul, "Numerical Simulations of Breaking Waves and Vehicle Fording Using OpenFOAM" (2017). Theses and Dissertations MSU. 3330.