Monopile run-up study using Eulerian and Lagrangian numerical models

I. Herdayanditya, P. Rauwoens, G. Verao Fernandez, I. Martínez-Estévez, E. Lataire

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Safe marine operations near a wind turbine monopile are wave field dependent. The wave field around the foundation is used to assess whether the operation can be conducted by evaluating the wave field to operating limit conditions. As a first step to study the wave field around a monopile subjected to wave and current, wave run-up has been simulated with two Navier-Stokes (N-S) solvers: OpenFOAM and DualSPHysics. OpenFOAM uses a Eulerian approach to solve the N-S equations while DualSPHsyics uses a Lagrangian approach. The objective of the present study is to assess the applicability of the two numerical modelling approaches in capturing the wave field around the monopile using wave generation schemes that can be extended to wave and current generation. Existing experimental data of the wave run-up over a monopile under different wave conditions is used as a benchmark. It is found that both approaches give a good agreement for upwave run-up while the downwave run-up in DualSPHysics is slightly underestimated. The results show that both numerical models are reliable tools for studying wave runup and offer two wave generation methods that can be extended for wave-current interactions around a monopile.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTrends in Renewable Energies Offshore : Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore (RENEW 2022, Lisbon, Portugal, 8–10 November 2022)
EditorsC. Guedes Soares
Number of pages9
PublisherCRC Press
Publication date2023
ISBN (Print)9781032420035
ISBN (Electronic)9781003360773
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore, RENEW 2022 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 Nov 202210 Nov 2022


Conference5th International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore, RENEW 2022

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