This paper investigates the capability of a numerical approach to address the problem of designing a wave pool. The numerical approach developed has the potential to reduce the number of design alternatives which require testing by eliminating poor performing designs early in the design cycle. For the three dimensional computations in the present study, the CFD software FLUENT (which solves the RANS equations with finite-volume approach and uses the volume of fluid technique to simulate the free-surface motion) was utilized. Pressure source models in straight and round tracks were simulated. Predicted results agreed closely with experiment data.

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