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Hydraulic Performances of the Fixed Free Surface H-type Breakwater: A Numerical Validation using Ansys Fluent and Artificial Neural Network (ANN)

Thinagran Silavaraj, Dr. Teh Hee Min.

Abstract
A breakwater is an oceanic structure constructed to ensure harbors and shorelines are protected
from the full effect of waves. In general, breakwaters can be categorized into three main types which are
rubble-mound structures, floating breakwater and vertical wall structures. H-type floating breakwater was
developed to reduce the incoming wave energy and the reflected waves from the structure by the means of its
unique geometry. The hydraulic performance of the breakwater was investigated through a series of experiments.
The breakwater was claimed to be reasonably effective in taming the rough seas. Nevertheless, it is important to
stress that the claim is valid only if the model is examined within the test limits. The limited test ranges of the
breakwater would restrict its applications for a given site. Effectiveness of the H-type free surface breakwater
beyond the test ranges remains uncertain and must be verified using appropriate tools. To overcome this problem,
numerical analysis considered a proper tool to investigate the hydraulic performance of the H-type free surface
breakwater under both normal and extreme condition. In this case, Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) and
Artificial Neural Network (ANN) was used to validate the existing experimental output. Hence, the ANN produces
a remarkable low discrepancy value between both experimental and numerical output.

Key words: Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD), Ansys Fluent, Artificial Neural Network (ANN)


 
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Thinagran Silavaraj, Dr. Teh Hee Min. Hydraulic Performances of the Fixed Free Surface H-type Breakwater: A Numerical Validation using Ansys Fluent and Artificial Neural Network (ANN). JCR. 2020; 7(17): 992-1000. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.125


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Thinagran Silavaraj, Dr. Teh Hee Min (2020) Hydraulic Performances of the Fixed Free Surface H-type Breakwater: A Numerical Validation using Ansys Fluent and Artificial Neural Network (ANN). JCR, 7 (17), 992-1000. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.125



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Thinagran Silavaraj, Dr. Teh Hee Min. 2020. Hydraulic Performances of the Fixed Free Surface H-type Breakwater: A Numerical Validation using Ansys Fluent and Artificial Neural Network (ANN). Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (17), 992-1000. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.125



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Thinagran Silavaraj, Dr. Teh Hee Min. "Hydraulic Performances of the Fixed Free Surface H-type Breakwater: A Numerical Validation using Ansys Fluent and Artificial Neural Network (ANN)." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 992-1000. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.125



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Thinagran Silavaraj, Dr. Teh Hee Min. "Hydraulic Performances of the Fixed Free Surface H-type Breakwater: A Numerical Validation using Ansys Fluent and Artificial Neural Network (ANN)." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.17 (2020), 992-1000. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.125



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Thinagran Silavaraj, Dr. Teh Hee Min (2020) Hydraulic Performances of the Fixed Free Surface H-type Breakwater: A Numerical Validation using Ansys Fluent and Artificial Neural Network (ANN). Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (17), 992-1000. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.125