Development of a hybrid particle-mesh method for simulating free-surface flows

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In this work the feasibility of a numerical wave tank using a hybrid particle-mesh method is investigated. Based on the fluid implicit particle method (FLIP) a formulation for the hybrid method is presented for incompressible multiphase flows involving large density jumps and wave generating boundaries. The performance of the method is assessed for a standing wave and for the generation and propagation of a solitary wave over a flat and a sloping bed. A comparison is made with results obtained with a well-established SPH package. The tests demonstrate that the method is a promising and attractive tool for simulating the nearshore propagation of waves.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-422
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Hydrodynamics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017


  • free-surface flows
  • incompressible Navier-Stokes
  • Lagrangian-Eulerian
  • numerical wave flume
  • particle-mesh

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