An absorbing boundary condition for free surface water waves

B. Düz*, M.J.A. Borsboom, A.E.P. Veldman, P. R. Wellens, R. H.M. Huijsmans

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In this paper, the use of an absorbing boundary condition (ABC) is investigated for the numerical simulation of free surface water waves. An enhanced type of an ABC based on the first- and second-order Higdon boundary conditions is presented. The numerical implementation of the ABC using a staggered grid arrangement is explained in detail. Numerical examples are provided to demonstrate the performance of the proposed boundary conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)562-578
JournalComputers & Fluids
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Ninth International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ICCFD9)


  • Directional effects
  • Dispersive effects
  • Higdon boundary condition
  • Local absorbing boundary condition
  • Regular and irregular water waves


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