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A three-dimensional Cartesian cut-cell/volume-of-fluid method for two-phase flows with moving bodies

Xie, Zhihua ORCID: and Stoesser, Thorsten ORCID: 2020. A three-dimensional Cartesian cut-cell/volume-of-fluid method for two-phase flows with moving bodies. Journal of Computational Physics 416 , 109536. 10.1016/

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A three-dimensional Cartesian cut-cell method for the large-eddy simulation of two-phase flows with moving bodies is presented in this study, which combines a volume-of-fluid method to capture the air-water interface and a moving body algorithm on a stationary, non-uniform, staggered, Cartesian grid. The filtered Navier–Stokes equations are discretised using the finite volume method with the PISO algorithm for velocity-pressure coupling and the dynamic Smagorinsky subgrid-scale model is employed to compute the effect of the unresolved (subgrid) scales of turbulence on the large scales. In the present study, the small cut-cells are unmodified and due to the use of an implicit time integration no instabilities occur during the computations. The versatility and robustness of the present two-phase flow model is illustrated via various two- and three-dimensional flow problems with fixed/moving bodies, such as dambreak flows with and without a square cylinder, a moving cylinder in a quiescent fluid, dambreak flow over a wet bed with a moving gate, water entry and exist of a circular cylinder, and landside-generated waves. Good agreement is obtained between the numerical results and the corresponding experimental measurements.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Advanced Research Computing @ Cardiff (ARCCA)
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0021-9991
Funders: Royal Society
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 6 May 2020
Date of Acceptance: 4 May 2020
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2023 15:12

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