Evaluation Of Wave Energy Transmission Through A Floating Breakwater Using The SPH Method
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A. Rueda, A. J. C. Crespo & G. Rodríguez
Energy transmission through a box-shaped floating breakwater (FB) is examined, under simplified conditions, by using the smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) method, a mesh-free particle numerical approach. The efficiency of the structure is assessed in terms of the coefficient of transmission as a function of the wave period and the location of the floating breakwater relative to the zone to be protected. Preliminary results concerning wave energy transmission reveals a clear improvement of the efficiency as wave period decreases and an important role of the bathymetry. Keywords: floating breakwaters, smoothed particle hydrodynamics, wave energy transmission.
floating breakwaters, smoothed particle hydrodynamics, wave energy transmission.