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Numerical modelling of coastal defences using the smoothed particle hydrodynamic method
Crespo, Alejandro; Altomare, Corrado; Rogers, Benedict D.; Dominguez, Jose; Gironella Cobos, Xavier
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Hidràulica, Marítima i Ambiental; Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. LIM/UPC - Laboratori d'Enginyeria Marítima
The present paper reports the results of the application of the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method to model the wave run-up over an armour breakwater. The units that form the outer layer of the structure have been modelled in 3D to validate the response under wave attacks. The open-source GPU DualSPHysics code has been used because of its capability to simulate millions of particles required for an accurate modelling. The run-up heights have been computed and compared with empirical solutions. The results are in agreement with the ones obtained using literature formulae.
Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria civil::Enginyeria hidràulica, marítima i sanitària::Ports i costes
Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Matemàtiques i estadística::Anàlisi numèrica::Mètodes numèrics
Coast defenses
Hydraulics--Mathematical models
Defenses costaneres
Hidràulica -- Models matemàtics

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