Numerical simulation of scour infilling in overset grid Conference Paper uri icon


  • 2016 Taylor & Francis Group, London. In the present study, sediment transport models have been implemented in the CFD solver FANS3D to simulate scour infilling process around a circular pier. FANS3D uses the finite-analytic method, which incorporates the analytic solution of the differential equation in its linearized form in the respective small subdomain. The Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes equations are solved in general curvilinear coordinate system. The Chimera overset grid technique is utilized to simulate flows in a multi-block domain. This paper presents the time development of the scour hole and the infilling process due to bed load transport of non-cohesive sediment under the three flow conditions: flood, normal, and flood-tonormal transitional. The effect of the size of the sediment particle is also discussed.

name of conference

  • Scour and Erosion

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Kim, H., Chen, H. C., & Briaud, J.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Kim, H||Chen, HC||Briaud, J-L

publication date

  • January 1, 2016 11:11 AM