Abstract

In this study, a three-dimensional numerical wave tank was adopted to generate a second-order Stokes wave. The time history of the wave elevation was compared with the analytical solution of the second-order Stokes wave theory. A vertical cylinder fixed in the numerical wave tank was then simulated under regular wave conditions. The wave force acting on the cylinder was obtained under one wave condition by the moving particle semi-implicit (MPS) method. The pressure distribution of the fluid particle was smooth and stable. It is shown that the MPS method may be an effective numerical method to describe fluid-solid interactions.

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