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Implicit Moving Finite Element Model Of The 2D Shallow-water Equations

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MB970201

Volume

18

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

732 kb

Author(s)

R.L. Stockstill

Abstract

This paper describes a method for determining implicitly, the waterline and flow variables in shallow water. In particular, the shallow-water equations are applied to open channels with sloping sidewalls and dam-break flow over initially dry beds. The domain limits are time dependent in both cases, but only the former has a steady state. Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian descriptions of the two-dimensional shallow-water equations are used to describe the time- dependent waterline formed by the water-surface/channel-bed intersection. The model uses an implicit Petrov-Galerkin moving-finite-element representation of the shallow-water equations. Simultaneous solutions of the two-dimensional shallow-water equations and waterlines are obtained. The implicit approach relaxes time-step size limitations and the Petro

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