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author = {Xie, Z},
doi = {10.1002/fld.2690},
journal = {International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids},
pages = {246--268},
title = {Numerical study of breaking waves by a two-phase flow model},
url = {},
volume = {70},
year = {2012}

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AB - A two-phase flow model, which solves the flow in the air and water simultaneously, is presented for modelling breaking waves in deep and shallow water, including wave pre-breaking, overturning and post-breaking processes. The model is based on the Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations with the k -ε turbulence model. The governing equations are solved by the finite volume method in a Cartesian staggered grid and the partial cell treatment is implemented to deal with complex geometries. The SIMPLE algorithm is utilised for the pressure-velocity coupling and the air-water interface is modelled by the interface capturing method via a high resolution volume of fluid scheme. The numerical model is validated by simulating overturning waves on a sloping beach and over a reef, and deep-water breaking waves in a periodic domain, in which good agreement between numerical results and available experimental measurements for the water surface profiles during wave overturning is obtained. The overturning jet, air entrainment and splash-up during wave breaking have been captured by the two-phase flow model, which demonstrates the capability of the model to simulate free surface flow and wave breaking problems. © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
AU - Xie,Z
DO - 10.1002/fld.2690
EP - 268
PY - 2012///
SN - 0271-2091
SP - 246
TI - Numerical study of breaking waves by a two-phase flow model
T2 - International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids
UR -
VL - 70
ER -