IHFOAM has been validated for a large number of cases which include the most important processes in coastal engineering. For the full details see the References.
3D dynamic pressure induced by a solitary wave on a vertical structure:
As presented in del Jesus (2012): Three-dimensional interaction of water waves with coastal structures.
Transient wave group (second order wave generation):
As presented in Lara et al. (2011): Reynolds averaged navier-stokes modelling of long waves induced by a transient wave group on a beach.
3D breaking of a solitary wave:
As presented in Swigler (2009): Laboratory study investigating the three-dimensional turbulence and kinematic properties associated with a breaking solitary wave.
Rip current on a barred beach:
As presented in Dronen et al. (2002). An experimental study of rip channel flow.
Run up on a conical island:
As presented in Briggs et al. (1995). Laboratory experiments of tsunami runup on a circular island.