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Evaluating the Hydraulic Performance of Conical Pile Head Breakwater Using REEF3D: An Open Source CFD Tool

EasyChair Preprint no. 11179, version 2

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5 pagesDate: October 31, 2023


Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) employs numerical methods and computer simulations to analyze and predict fluid flow behaviors and their interactions with surfaces. These interactions can be studied through experiments and simulations. Although experimentation has been the traditional approach to studying fluid flow and interactions, CFD has undergone a massive shift with the advancements of simulation programs. Various water modeling tools have been developed and released into the market that can run multiple and repetitive simulations all whilst allowing for the possibility of changing the initial parameters. The development of such tools incurs a cost and comes with a cost to the user. With the advent of open-source tools which is a result of increased access to the internet and connectivity between scholars around the globe, numerical modeling tools are available as open-source programs rather than as a product. The benefit of working with an open-source tool is the plausibility of any researcher from any part of the world being able to understand the core of the program and make any additions to the program as needed. This constantly upgrades the tool. This paper aims to show the vast potential that the tool REEF3D holds through a case study of a CFD simulation all while highlighting how open-source tools can create a significant impact on the field of CFD.

Keyphrases: CFD, numerical modelling, open source, REEF3D

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  author = {Naveen Rao and Arunakumar Hunasanahally Sathyanarayana and U Pruthviraj and Shrikantha S Rao},
  title = {Evaluating the Hydraulic Performance of Conical Pile Head Breakwater Using REEF3D: An Open Source CFD Tool},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 11179},

  year = {EasyChair, 2023}}
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