Incompressible SPH simulation of wave interaction with porous structure

Qinqin Gui, Ping Dong (Lead / Corresponding author), Songdong Shao, Yiqiang Chen

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In this paper an incompressible Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (ISPH) method is applied to investigate the flow motion in and around the porous structure. In order to describe in a simple and effective way the flow through the interface between the porous region and pure fluid region within the SPH framework, a heuristic boundary treatment method has been proposed. The ISPH model is first verified against a theoretical model of wave propagation over a porous bed and then further validated by comparing the predicted wave surface profiles and flow velocity fields with the experiment data for a typical case of flow motion around and inside a submerged porous structure. The good agreement has demonstrated that the improved ISPH model developed in this work is capable of modelling wave interaction with porous structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-139
Number of pages14
JournalOcean Engineering
Issue numberPart A
Early online date27 Oct 2015
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015


  • Boundary condition
  • ISPH
  • Porous interface
  • Porous structure
  • Wave-structure interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering


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