In this paper, a multi-domain boundary element method (MBEM) is formulated and applied to study wave interaction with double vertical slotted walls, which are modeled as thin or non-thickness structures. Two-dimensional motion with wave crests parallel to the vertical slotted walls and linearized irrotational flow are assumed. The accuracy of the solution obtained using the numerical technique is demonstrated by comparing the numerical values with those obtained from experiments and from other analytical solutions. A comparison of the hydrodynamic performance of the breakwater with identical or different double vertical slotted walls is conducted. In addition, the numerical results of the wave reflection, transmission and energy dissipation for different relative permeable depths, chamber widths, and porosities are presented and discussed. Double vertical slotted walls with a longer rear wall are recommended because they more effectively suppressed wave energy at deeper submergence. The double vertical slotted walls also very effectively dissipate the incident wave energy. Our numerical results indicate that when the permeable middle part of the seaward (first) wall (dm1/h = 0.6) and the permeable middle part of the leeward (second) wall (dm2/h = 0.2) have different porosities of 1 = 0.5 and 2 = 0.3, respectively, the breakwater has a high reflection coefficient, a low transmission coefficient and the maximum energy dissipation coefficient. The maximum energy dissipation coefficient of 0.963 occurs at kh = 1.635
Yueh, Ching-Yun; Su, Chih-Hao; Wen, Chun-Chiang; and Chuang, Shih-Hsuan
"ANALYSIS OF WAVE INTERACTION WITH DOUBLE VERTICAL SLOTTED WALLS USING MBEM,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 24:
5, Article 10.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol24/iss5/10