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A hybrid approach coupling mlpg-r with QALE-FEM for modelling fully nonlinear water waves

Yan, S. ORCID: 0000-0001-8968-6616 & Ma, Q. ORCID: 0000-0001-5579-6454 (2017). A hybrid approach coupling mlpg-r with QALE-FEM for modelling fully nonlinear water waves. In: Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference.


The paper reports a progress on the development of a hybrid approach coupling the Meshless Local Petrov-Galerkin Method based on Rankine Solution (MLPG-R) and the Quasi Arbitrary Langangian-Eulerian Finite Element Method (QALE-FEM) for modelling nonlinear water waves. The former is to solve the one-phase incompressible Naiver-Stokes model using a fractional step method (projection method), whereas the latter is to solve the Fully Nonlinear Potential Theory (FNPT) using a time-marching procedure. They are fully coupled using a zonal approach. The hybrid approach takes the advantage of the QALE-FEM on modelling fully nonlinear water waves with relatively higher computational efficiency and that of the MLPG-R on its capacity on dealing with viscous effects and breaking waves. The model is validated by comparing the numerical prediction with the experimental data for a unidirectional focusing wave. A good agreement has been achieved.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Copyright © 2017 by the International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE).
Subjects: T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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