Breaking Wave Modeling
In this study, wave propagation and wave breaking over a fixed barred beach profile is investigated using a two-phase Navier-Stokes flow solver. We show that accurate predictions of the turbulent two-phase flow field require special attention regarding turbulence modelling. The numerical wave flume is implemented in the open-source OpenFOAM library. The computed results (surface elevations, velocity profiles and turbulence levels) are compared against experimental measurements in a wave flume.