Development and validation of a numerical model of scour protection around monopiles under currents

C. E. Arboleda, M. Wu, Peter A Troch, V. Stratigaki

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Abstract

Scour around monopiles has been widely studied, however, scour protection—made of stones—around monopiles has not. To cover this knowledge gap, this work presents the development of a numerical model for the study of the flow within the scour protection around monopiles and the first results obtained with this model. The development of the model was done using fully open source tools that have been thriving in the scientific community, such as the OpenFOAM framework, for the numerical model, and the Python programming language for the parametrization of the mesh and setup of the cases. This model approaches the flow within the scour protection as a porous medium. The latter has successfully been used by Nielsen et al. (2013). Their and our results show a good agreement with experimental results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationScour and Erosion IX - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, ICSE 2018
EditorsYeh Keh-Chia
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages651-656
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780367074678
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, ICSE 2018 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Nov 5 2018Nov 8 2018

Other

Other9th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, ICSE 2018
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period11/5/1811/8/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering

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    Arboleda, C. E., Wu, M., Troch, P. A., & Stratigaki, V. (2019). Development and validation of a numerical model of scour protection around monopiles under currents. In Y. Keh-Chia (Ed.), Scour and Erosion IX - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, ICSE 2018 (pp. 651-656). CRC Press/Balkema.