Breaking Waves and Turbulence
With increased high-valued developments in the coastal region, engineers have to design innovative coastal protection structures that can provide adequate harbor tranquility with minimum visual impact. One such solution is the combination of a submerged breakwater with a floating breakwater. In this paper, the open-source CFD model REEF3D is used to simulate wave interaction with a submerged porous breakwater with a floating breakwater on the lee side. The wave interaction with the submerged porous breakwater is simulated using the VRANS equations and validated by comparison with experimental data. A 12.5% transmission coefficient is calculated across the combined setup.