Clive G. Mingham, Derek M. Causon, David M. Ingram, Stephen R. Richardson

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A modern high resolution numerical solver for the 2D shallow water equations on a Cartesian cut cell mesh is presented. The scheme is used to numerically model a wave basin containing a multi-element wave maker, two wave guides and a cranked seawall with a sloping beach. The model is run under a wide variety of wave conditions and basin geometries in order to provide guidance for setting up physical experiments within the wave basin to investigate violent wave overtopping of seawalls. Advice is provided on optimal wave guide length, the effect of separation between wave-maker and wave guides and the presence of overtopping hotspots at the seawall. A brief description of the Cartesian cut cell method is also given and this technology is used to simulate the multi-element wave maker.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2002
Subtitle of host publicationSolving Coastal Conundrums, ICCE 2002
EditorsJane McKee Smith
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9812382380, 9789812382382
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003
Event28th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2002 - Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Jul 200212 Jul 2002

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
ISSN (Print)0161-3782


Conference28th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2002
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityCardiff, Wales


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