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Numerical simulation of wave power devices using a two-fluid free surface solver

Qian, Ling, Mingham, Clive G., Causon, Derek M., Ingram, David M., Folley, Matt and Whittaker, Trevor J.T. (2005) Numerical simulation of wave power devices using a two-fluid free surface solver. Modern Physics Letters B, 19 (28-29). pp. 1479-1482. ISSN 0217-9849

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Abstract

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.

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