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Solidifying the Scientific Capabilities of Ohmsett - Wave Hydrodynamics

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Michel Boufadel
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Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
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The objective of this project was to improve the performance of Ohmsett's test tank by designing a new wave-damping beach system (which would be built under a future project) to reduce wave reflection, and to investigate the capability of the current wave generator to produce breaking waves at discrete locations in the tank.

To model the system, NJIT collected wave data using ultrasonic altimeters and acoustic Doppler velocimeters.  The data were input into Fluent fluid dynamics software. A new beach design is based on a system of grids to attenuate the waves.  NJIT was also able to program the wave generator to generate breaking waves at discrete locations in the test tank.

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The project is complete. The final report is posted below.

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1045AA, 2017.