Section: New Software and Platforms


Keywords: fre surface flows, Boussinesq equaions, weakly nonlinear models, unstructured grids

  • Participants: Maria Kazolea, Argiris Delis and Ioannis Nikolos

  • Contact: Maria Kazolea

Functional Description

Fortran Planform which accounts for the study of near shore processes. TUCWave uses a high-order well-balanced unstructured finite volume (FV) scheme on triangular meshes for modeling weakly nonlinear and weakly dispersive water waves over varying bathymetries, as described by the 2D depth-integrated extended Boussinesq equations of Nwogu (1993), rewritten in conservation law form. The FV scheme numerically solves the conservative form of the equations following the median dual node-centered approach, for both the advective and dispersive part of the equations. The code developed follows an efficient edge based structured technique. For the advective fluxes, the scheme utilizes an approximate Riemann solver along with a well-balanced topography source term up-winding. Higher order accuracy in space and time is achieved through a MUSCL-type reconstruction technique and through a strong stability preserving explicit Runge-Kutta time stepping. Special attention is given to the accurate numerical treatment of moving wet/dry fronts and boundary conditions. Furthermore, the model is applied to several examples of wave propagation over variable topographies and the computed solutions are compared to experimental data. TUCWave is used in the TANDEM project to provide reference solutions with a weakly nonlinear and dispersive model.