Vortex kinematics around a submerged plate under water waves. Part II: Numerical computations - Normandie Université Access content directly
Journal Articles European Journal of Mechanics - B/Fluids Year : 2017

Vortex kinematics around a submerged plate under water waves. Part II: Numerical computations

Abstract

This paper presents numerical computations of the flow generated by a horizontal plate immersed in a regular wave field, and associated loads acting on the plate. This numerical work is the continuation of the Poupardin et al. (2012) experimental study. This numerical study is original in the way that the vortical aspects of the flow are not neglected. Therefore, a 2D Lagrangian Vortex method is used as a numerical scheme. These methods are particularly well suited for the computation of unsteady and highly rotational flows in an open domain. The velocity field is decomposed into rotational and potential components, using the Helmholtz decomposition. The rotational part of the velocity is calculated by the Biot-Savart equation using vortex particles. The plate is modelled by a distribution of normal dipoles and the wave field is taken into account by means of a Stokes formulation, which completes the potential part of the velocity. Firstly, the numerical code is validated by means of comparison with the experimental results of Poupardin et al. (2012). In particular, the complex vortical activity and the mean flow velocity field are well reproduced and physically analysed. Secondly, forces acting on the plate are analysed on a wide range of parameters by varying the plate immersions and lengths. In the end, a new scaling is found for the lift forces acting on the plate based on the modified Stokes velocity (i.e. the bottom Stokes velocity for a water depth equals to the plate immersion) and the square of the plate length.
Fichier principal
Vignette du fichier
Pinon2017_Plaque_nettoye.pdf (7.79 Mo) Télécharger le fichier
Origin : Publisher files allowed on an open archive

Dates and versions

hal-01928816 , version 1 (18-02-2021)

Identifiers

Cite

Grégory Pinon, Gaële Perret, Lei Cao, Adrien Poupardin, Jerôme Brossard, et al.. Vortex kinematics around a submerged plate under water waves. Part II: Numerical computations. European Journal of Mechanics - B/Fluids, 2017, 65, pp.368 - 383. ⟨10.1016/j.euromechflu.2016.08.002⟩. ⟨hal-01928816⟩
60 View
105 Download

Altmetric

Share

Gmail Facebook X LinkedIn More