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A 3D Shock-capturing Model For Free Surface Flow

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AFM160181

Volume

105

Pages

10

Page Range

213 - 222

Published

2016

Size

497 kb

Author(s)

G. Cannata, F. Lasaponara, F. Camilli, C. Petrelli, F. Gallerano

Abstract

In this paper a non-hydrostatic and shock-capturing model for the simulation of wave-structure interaction and hydrodynamic phenomena (wave refraction, diffraction, shoaling and breaking) is proposed. The model is based on an integral formulation of the motion equations which are solved on a time dependent curvilinear coordinate system: a coordinate transformation maps the varying coordinates in the physical domain to a uniform transformed space. The motion equations are discretized by means of a shock-capturing numerical procedure based on high order WENO reconstructions. The solution procedure for the motion equations uses a five stage four order accurate Runge-Kutta (SSPRK) fractional-step method and applies a pressure corrector formulation in order to obtain a divergence-free velocity field at each stage. The proposed model is validated against two benchmark test cases and is used in order to analyse the effects that a submerged breakwater produces on wave motion.

Keywords

non-hydrostatic model, 3D simulation, high order shock-capturing WENO scheme, wave breaking, strong stability preserving Runge-Kutta (SSPRK), multigrid