# WaveTank

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 January 15, 2009, 13:04 WaveTank #1 MAB Guest   Posts: n/a when simulating Water Waves in a Wave Tank. I wonder which option is best for front and back boundary. Say you have left boundary as Inlet. Right as outflow. Now front and back can either be WALLS or SYMMETRY boudaries. which one is best for wave's propagation from your experience. Thanks in advance

 January 16, 2009, 01:52 Re: WaveTank #2 michael barkhudarov Guest   Posts: n/a The main difference between a symmetry and a wall boundary is that there is no friction at the symmetry boundary. If you are doing a 2D simulation, then you should use symmetry on the front and back. You would use the wall-type BC if that wall represented the actual wall of the tank. Michael

 January 16, 2009, 06:33 Re: WaveTank #3 MAB Guest   Posts: n/a Thanks Michael. In couple of cases( not all) I noticed that water level rises after 10 or 12 seconds even with Outflow BC implemented on the downstream end ( with Allowing fluid to enter from outflow). Could you suggest any remedy for this. Thanks again.

 January 21, 2009, 10:22 Re: WaveTank #4 michael barkhudarov Guest   Posts: n/a How much does the level rise? There were some improvements in the latest release, 9.3, for volume conservation in such cases - what version are you using?

 January 21, 2009, 11:03 Re: WaveTank #5 MAB Guest   Posts: n/a I am using v 9.3.1 ( the latest version). I think it rises gradually up to 5mm(or more) in a case of 30s .

 January 27, 2009, 10:12 Re: WaveTank #6 michael barkhudarov Guest   Posts: n/a There is generally no guarantee that the amount of fluid entering at a wave boundary is exactly the same as that leaving at the outflow boundary. The mismatch maybe worse for shorter and higher waves. How many wave periods are in 30 seconds in your case? Michael

 February 3, 2009, 01:26 Re: WaveTank #7 michael barkhudarov Guest   Posts: n/a Over how many wave periods?

 February 3, 2009, 07:07 Re: WaveTank #8 MAB Guest   Posts: n/a Thanks...I am currently using a wave of period 1s.

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