2D Model of Floating Breakwater Dynamics under Linear and Nonlinear Waves

L. Martinelli[1], and P. Ruol[2]
[1] Università di Bologna
[2] IMAGE, Università di Padova

This paper describes an example of full fluid structure interaction.

The 2D dynamics of a box-type pile-anchored floating breakwater is solved by means of two models using COMSOL Multiphysics .

Simulated wave transmission and vertical displacements of the floating breakwater agree well with physical model results.