2015 Volume 71 Issue 1 Pages 52-57
This study investigated the capability of reproduction for soliton fission propagating over shallow water reef by the extended OpenFOAM. For the three cases with different wave amplitudes and periods, the numerical results by OpenFOAM have achieved very good agreement with experimental measurements. These results have shown that the present OpenFOAM model used in the study has strong ability to simulate tsunami waves and their propagation over shallow water reef. The comparisons with COULWAVE and FUNWAVE simulations have clearly shown that OpenFOAM has achieved much better agreement with experiments. especially for the generation and development of dispersive soliton waves and the reflected short waves.