Numerical simulation of wave effects around compound coastal structures Academic Article uri icon


  • A new three-dimensional potential flow numerical method has been developed to study wave diffraction around compound coastal structures. This new method is based on a multi-block finite-analytic scheme. A chimera domain decomposition technique is used to model complex geometry and to connect overlapped grids by interpolating information across block boundaries. Calculations were performed for three examples, including a harbor entrance, a single breakwater, and a combined breakwater and large floating platform, to illustrate the flexibility and effectiveness of the present method.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Visualization

author list (cited authors)

  • Chen, H. C., & Lin, W. M.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Chen, HC||Lin, WM

publication date

  • September 2000