Dam Breaking on a Column

Application ID: 89161


This example uses the Shallow Water equations to model the impact of a water wave on a column. A body of water with a height of 0.3 meters is initially contained behind a gate. At the start of the simulation, the gate is suddenly released and the body of water forms a wave moving toward the structure. After impacting, the water continues until it is reflected at the wall of the tank, and impinges a second time on the column. The pressure force on the column is calculated and can be compared with experimental results.

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