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Numerical Simulation of Unsteady Flow Field around Monopile under the Combined Influence of Wave and Vibration

Version 1 : Received: 12 August 2022 / Approved: 16 August 2022 / Online: 16 August 2022 (03:17:12 CEST)

How to cite: Shi, Y.; Cheng, Y.; Huang, X. Numerical Simulation of Unsteady Flow Field around Monopile under the Combined Influence of Wave and Vibration. Preprints 2022, 2022080270 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202208.0270.v1). Shi, Y.; Cheng, Y.; Huang, X. Numerical Simulation of Unsteady Flow Field around Monopile under the Combined Influence of Wave and Vibration. Preprints 2022, 2022080270 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202208.0270.v1).

Abstract

The unsteady flow around the monopile under the influence of wave and vibration is studied by numerical method. Based on VOF model and SST Turbulence model, combined with Intermittent Transition model and dynamic mesh method, wave generation and pile vibration in numerical flume are simulated. The flow field around vibrating monopile in a calm water flume and a wave flume is simulated and the simulation results are compared. The calculation results show that the monopile vibration has a great disturbance to the unsteady flow around the pile, and the disturbance degree intensifies with the increase of the vibration amplitude of the monopile: Under the action of inertia, the vibration of the monopile leads to the reattachment of the shedding vortices; Under the influence of the reattachment vortices, the asymmetry of the vorticity on the side wall of the monopile intensifies; The intensification of the disturbance causes the reduction of the phase lead angle of the bed shear stress on the side of the single pile, and an additional high bed shear stress appears on the side of the monopile. In addition, the vortex structure formed alternately around the monopile during the vibration process leads to the periodic change of the high bed shear stress.

Keywords

Two-phase flow; Turbulence model; Monopile; Vortex field; Bed shear stress

Subject

ENGINEERING, Other

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