Numerical Simulation of Wave Power Devices Using a Two Fluid Free Surface Solver

L. Qian, C. G. Mingham, D. M. Causon, David Ingram, M. Folley, T. J. Whittaker

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A generic two-fluid (water/air) numerical model has been developed and applied for the simulation of the complex fluid flow around a wave driven rotating vane near a shoreline in the context of a novel wave energy device OWSC (Oscillating wave surge converter). The underlying scheme is based on the solution of the incompressible Euler equations for a variable density fluid system for automatically capturing the interface between water and air and the Cartesian cut cell method for tracking moving solid boundaries on a background stationary Cartesian grid. The results from the present study indicate that the method is an effective tool for modeling a wide range of free surface flow problems.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)51-54
Number of pages4
JournalModern Physics Letters B
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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