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Hakimzadeh H, Kabiri A. Numerical investigation into effect of floating breakwaters’ geometries with the same draft and mass on their efficiency. Journal Of Marine Engineering. 2018; 14 (27) :81-94
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Sahand University of Technology
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One of the major and effectual issues in designing of floating breakwater is its geometry. In this study, effect of geometry of floating breakwater on wave transmission coefficient for the periods ranging from 0.63 to 1.26(s) will be discussed using Flow_3D software, which is mainly based on trapezoidal geometry and curvature in various sections.
First, the numerical results of the base model were verified against the experimental model and then seven various geometries are designed in two groups. For the first group, the draft was assumed to be constant and to provide this particular draft, different geometrical sections were examined, using various masses and densities. In the second group, the cross-sectional area, mass and hence density were assumed to be constant and the proposed models were evaluated at different drafts. Finally, within the range of periods stated, the geometry having the best performance and economical is suggested for the related projects.
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Type of Study: Research Paper | Subject: CFD
Received: 2017/04/17 | Accepted: 2018/02/7

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