Using a three-dimensional smoothed particle hydrodynamics method for wave impact on a tall structure

M. Gómez-Gesteira*, Robert A. Dalrymple

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The impact of a single wave generated by a dam break with a tall structure is modeled with a three-dimensional version of the smoothed particle hydrodynamics method. The method is used to analyze the propagation of a long wave and the force it exerts on a tall structure located in a region with vertical boundaries. Velocities and forces obtained from a numerical model are shown to be in good agreement with laboratory measurements. The effect of having a dry bed in front of the dam prior to the dam break versus a wet bed in the experiment is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-69
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering
Volume130
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2004

Keywords

  • Coastal structures
  • Dams
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Three-dimensional models
  • Velocity
  • Waves

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Ocean Engineering

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