Waves Breaking Onshore


Fluent was used to conduct a simulation to observe the velocity in waves breaking on shore. The tank used in the simulation had a still water level of 90cm, the waves had a height of 4cm and a period of 1.11 seconds. The simulated beach consisted of two slopes. The first (seaward) slope was 35% and the second (landward) slope where breaking occurred was 10%.

Click the picture below to see a video simulation of shoaling waves.