A Numerical Code for Waves in a Two-Layer Shallow Fluid Conference Paper uri icon


  • The preliminary results from a two-dimensional two-layer nonlinear shallow water model are presented. The system is composed of two inviscid, incompressible, and immiscible fluids of constant density. The waves are assumed to be nonlinear and non-dispersive and the water depth is assumed to be constant. A high order predictor-corrector algorithm with a high order finite difference discretization, accurate to O(x4) is developed. The numerical algorithm and the boundary conditions are outlined and the model is compared with the analytical solution of internal solitary waves.

name of conference

  • ASME 2014 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering

published proceedings

  • Volume 8B: Ocean Engineering

author list (cited authors)

  • Tahvildari, N., Lynett, P. J., & Kaihatu, J. M.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Tahvildari, Navid||Lynett, Patrick J||Kaihatu, James M

publication date

  • June 2014