WIT Press


Liquid Sloshing On Earth And In Space

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MB990121

Volume

24

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

984 kb

Author(s)

J. Gen-its, G Fekken, GE Loots, A.E.P. Veldman

Abstract

Free-surface flows are difficult to simulate since the position of the free sur- face itself is part of the problem that needs to be solved. In the absence of gravity, simulation of free-surface flow is extra complicated because capil- lary effects dominate. In this case the shape of the interface drives the flow: the pressure at the free surface depends on the curvature of the surface. In our approach, the numerics is based on finite-volume discretization on a three-dimensional Cartesian grid. Special attention has been paid to the implementation of boundary conditions at non-gridaligned boundaries. The position of the fluid (and thus the free surface) is described by an Eu- lerian Volume-of-Fluid function F. Transportation of F is achieved using a local level-se

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