In this paper an effective numerical technique is presented to model turbulent motion of a standing surface wave in a tank. The equations of motion for turbulent boundary layers at the solid surfaces are coupled with the potential flow in the bulk of the fluid, and a mixed BEM-finite difference technique is used to obtain the wave and boundary layer characteristics. A mixing-length theory is used for turbulence modeling. The results are compared with previous experimental data. Although the technique is presented for a standing surface wave, it can be easily applied to other free surface problems.
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Numerical Modeling of Turbulent Surface Wave Motion Using a Coupled Boundary Element-Finite Difference Technique
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Jamali, M. "Numerical Modeling of Turbulent Surface Wave Motion Using a Coupled Boundary Element-Finite Difference Technique." Proceedings of the ASME 2008 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting collocated with the Heat Transfer, Energy Sustainability, and 3rd Energy Nanotechnology Conferences. Volume 1: Symposia, Parts A and B. Jacksonville, Florida, USA. August 10–14, 2008. pp. 1025-1029. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM2008-55360
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