Wave and Structure Interaction
Quantitative CFD model validation and inter-model comparisons between IHFOAM and ANSYS-FLUENT were performed for pressures and forces on an elevated structure using a 1:10 physical model. Non-breaking, impulsive breaking, and broken wave conditions at the specimen were simulated in IHFOAM and FLUENT. Results indicates the performance of CFD model differently depending on the wave conditions, and the accuracy of simulated wave shoaling and breaking processes played a key role in precisely calculating the forces and pressures. It also highlights that future benchmarking tests for an elevated structure must consider both horizontal and vertical forces due to various wave breaking conditions.