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A Mixed Finite Element Solver For Liquid-solid And Liquid-liquid Impacts

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/FSI030071

Volume

71

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

390.26 kb

Author(s)

G. Manzini

Abstract

Fluid Structure Interaction 11 63 A Mixed Finite Element solver for liquid-solid and liquid-liquid impacts G. Manzini Istituto di Analisi Nurnerica, CNR, Italy Abstract The impact of a dam-break surge on a wall has been numerically modeled in this work. The incompressible and inviscid surge is advancing over a dry bed and the air entrapment has not been considered in the equations describing the phenomenon. The global quantities of interest has been evaluated in the framework of the potential theory. The numerical method couples a potential flow solver with an ordinary differential equation (ODE) solver. The potential flow solver is an implementation of a Mixed Finite Element method (MFE). A second order Crank- Nicholson scheme is used as ODE solver. The MFE solver turns out to be second order accurate for both the potential and the flow field and thls is the main advantage as compared to the corresponding finite volume scheme. The method has been used for the calculation of the 2-D unsteady

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