A Model-Coupling Framework for Nearshore Waves, Currents, Sediment Transport, and Seabed Morphology
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS OCEANOGRAPHY DIV
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This paper presents a framework for synchronously coupling wave, current, sediment transport, and seabed morphology for the accurate simulation of multi-physics coastal ocean processes. The governing equations, which represent models that are commonly adopted in practical simulations, are discretized using finite-difference methods. The resulting system is validated against analytical solutions. In order to test the performance of the proposed framework and the numerical methods, dam-break flow over a mobile-bed and evolution of a wave-driven sand dune are simulated. The interactions among waves, currents, and seabed morphology are illustrated.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography