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J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2018, 6(1), 16; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse6010016

Numerical Investigation of Extreme Wave-Induced Loading on Box Girder in Marine Environment

Department of Civil Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031, China
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Received: 9 November 2017 / Revised: 23 January 2018 / Accepted: 5 February 2018 / Published: 11 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Ocean Engineering)
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In this paper, a 2D numerical model for wave-girder interaction was proposed to estimate the maximum wave forces on the box girder of a coastal bridge under extreme wave conditions. The Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) equations were applied to simulate water wave motion and the Volume of Fluid (VOF) method was used to track the free surface. In this study, the developed 2D numerical model was validated by first comparing with experimental data. Then, a set of parametric studies was conducted to examine the effects of the wave heights, wave periods, water depths and submerged coefficients on the wave force on the box girder under extreme wave conditions. Finally, a function to predict the extreme wave-induced forces on the box girder under various wave conditions was proposed for engineering practice. View Full-Text
Keywords: wave force; box girder; submerged coefficients; numerical models wave force; box girder; submerged coefficients; numerical models
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Xiang, B.; Yang, Z.; Zhu, B.; Yin, R. Numerical Investigation of Extreme Wave-Induced Loading on Box Girder in Marine Environment. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2018, 6, 16.

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