A Numerical Method for Fluid Flows with Complex Free Surfaces Conference Paper uri icon


  • A numerical method for the simulation of fluid flows with complex free surfaces is presented. The liquid is assumed to be a Newtonian or a viscoelastic fluid. The compressible effects of the surrounding gas are taken into account, as well as surface tension forces. An Eulerian approach based on the volume-of-fluid formulation is chosen. A time splitting algorithm, together with a two-grids method, allows the various physical phenomena to be decoupled. A chronological approach is adopted to highlight the successive improvements of the model and the wide range of applications. Numerical results show the potentialities of the method.

published proceedings

  • Computational Methods in Applied Sciences

author list (cited authors)

  • Bonito, A., Caboussat, A., Picasso, M., & Rappaz, J.

complete list of authors

  • Bonito, Andrea||Caboussat, Alexandre||Picasso, Marco||Rappaz, Jacques

editor list (cited editors)

  • Glowinski, R., & Neittaanmäki, P.

publication date

  • January 1, 2008 11:11 AM