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Phicau March 12, 2013 14:03

Second IHFOAM training for coastal engineering
 
Dear colleagues,

after the total success of the first IH-FOAM training course, we are
very proud to announce a second edition.

What makes IH-FOAM 1.1 different from the rest of solvers is a wide collection of boundary conditions which handle wave generation and active absorption at the boundaries, without the use of numerical damping areas traditionally used in other software. These specific boundary conditions allow generating any type of wave in a 3D domain, from the most simple regular waves (Stokes I, II and V, streamfunction...) to complex, real and fully 3D irregular (random) directional sea states.

Active wave absorption has been programmed to work simultaneously with the wave generation to absorb any incident waves on the boundaries. These features do not increase the computational cost noticeably, and there is no need to extend the numerical domain, as it occurs with relaxation zones. Moreover, they allow for longer and more stable simulations without increasing water level or agitation.

Currently the model can be applied to solve any impervious structures, both static and dynamic (floating structures). Some examples that have been simulated include: wave interaction with obstacles as vertical breakwaters, ships, offshore foundations, dam and spillway simulations, open channel flow, etc...

The simulations can be at laboratory or prototype scale, for which domains over 1 square kilometre have been calculated. Needless to say, a thorough validation with well-known laboratory tests has been carried out and is published in Coastal Engineering.

The source code will be provided within a training course, which will cover the usage of IH-FOAM with specially designed pre-processing and post-processing tools, guidelines for using the model in coastal and offshore applications and a great number of benchmark cases to solve along the course.

The course will be held at the Hotel Tryp Ambassador in Madrid (Spain) between April 17th and 19th, 2013. You can find the complete model capabilities, along with the course details and the registration form on the following web site:

http://ihcantabria.com/IHFOAM/

Please be aware that the places are limited and the deadline for registration is 8th April 2013.

Participants are requested to bring their own laptops and ensure that they are able to boot using a Live USB.

We look forward to seeing you in Madrid.

Best regards,

Pablo Higuera


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