## Abstract

This paper presents the formulation and solution of a numerical model for breaking waves on uniform sloping bottoms. The model is based on the two-dimensional vertical (2DV) Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations. The effect of breaker-generated turbulence is modeled by the Reynolds stress terms in the momentum equations, together with an eddy viscosity model. A transformation technique is utilized to solve numerically the governing equations in a variable grid system. At each time level of computation, it is possible to determine directly the following wave quantities for the surf zone: water surface elevation, pressure field and velocity field. The numerical results are verified with various cases of laboratory data.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 200-213 |

Number of pages | 14 |

Journal | Proceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference |

Volume | 1 |

Publication status | Published - 1997 Jan 1 |

Externally published | Yes |

Event | Proceedings of the 1996 25th International Conference on Coastal Engineering. Part 1 (of 4) - Orlando, FL, USA Duration: 1996 Sep 2 → 1996 Sep 6 |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Ocean Engineering