A VOF model MONGOOSE is developed for
the study of wave interaction with porous coastal structures. The model is
based on the RIPPLE code for incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. The
RIPPLE code is extended to include multiple porous media layers as well as a
more complex solid geometry representation than is available in RIPPLE.
Reynolds averaging is performed, and two turbulence closure options are
provided. Test cases for wave propagation in
an open channel, flow through a
porous dike, wave interaction with a caisson breakwater and wave shoaling and
breaking on a beach are provided.
A movie of sediment transport on beach
A movie of waves passing a porous breakwater
A movie of wave interaction with a caisson breakwater
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