Development of ANEW 3D euler-lagrange model for the prediction of scour around offshore structures

Li, Y, Kelly, DM, Li, M and Harris, JM
(2014) Development of ANEW 3D euler-lagrange model for the prediction of scour around offshore structures. [Unspecified]

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Numerical modelling of local scour around offshore structures has recently grown in importance with the increased deployment of offshore wind turbines. Compared to single-phase models, the multiphase approach is gaining in popularity due to its capability to better interpret the flow-sediment interaction, sediment-sediment interaction and flow-structure interaction. In Euler-Euler multiphase models, both the fluid and solid phases are treated as continuum, therefore, the fluid-particle interactions cannot be resolved naturally. Moreover, Eulerian models often struggle to model complex deformation and interface fragmentation. In contrast, in pure Lagrangian models, the inherent discrete particle property of sediment can be better represented; however, Lagrangian models are particularly demanding on computational resource. Thus, Euler-Lagrange models provide an attractive alternative retaining the advantage of simulating the solid phase naturally while being computationally efficient. In this paper, a three-dimensional Euler-Lagrange scour model based on the open source CFD software Open FOAM®will be presented and validated. The fluid phase is resolved by solving modified Navier-Stokes equations, which take into consideration the influence of the solid phase, i.e., the particles. The sold phase is solved using multi-phase particle-in-cell (MP-PIC) approach. The particles follow Newton's Law of Motion. The hydrodynamic performance of the model is validated against experimental measurements. The impact of steady current on scour development around cylinders is also investigated.

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Divisions: Fac of Science & Engineering > School of Engineering
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2016 15:13
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2019 09:17
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