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Study on wave-induced kinematic responses and flexures of ice floe by Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics

Zhang, N., Zheng, X. & Ma, Q. ORCID: 0000-0001-5579-6454 (2019). Study on wave-induced kinematic responses and flexures of ice floe by Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics. Computers & Fluids, 189, pp. 46-59. doi: 10.1016/j.compfluid.2019.04.020


In this paper, a Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method is extended to simulate the wave–ice interactions. The main contribution of this work is that an improved fluid-ice interface treatment scheme is included into SPH code to deal with the contact between the fluid and ice particles. The proposed SPH approach is applied to model two typical patterns of the wave–ice interaction process: the kinematic response of a small ice floe and the flexural motion of a sea ice floe, induced by water waves. To verify the accuracy of SPH method for the wave–ice interactions, the numerical results of SPH are compared with corresponding experimental data. The good agreement between the two demonstrates that the SPH method can be a useful numerical tool for simulating the wave-induced motion and bending deformation of an ice floe.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © Elsevier 2019. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Publisher Keywords: SPH, Wave–ice interaction, Ice floe, Kinematic response, Wave-induced flexure, Fluid–ice interface
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering > Civil Engineering
Text - Accepted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

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