A numerical method for potential flows with a free surface

Andrea Prosperetti, Jeffrey W Jacobs

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Abstract

A finite-difference numerical method for an accurate and efficient solution of transient potential flow problems with a free surface is described and illustrated with application to the Rayleigh-Taylor instability and the expulsion of liquid from a pipe immersed in a tank. The novel feature of the method consists of the adoption of special differentiation formulae to calculate the liquid velocity at the free surface with much greater accuracy and stability than previously possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)365-386
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Computational Physics
Volume51
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

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A numerical method for potential flows with a free surface. / Prosperetti, Andrea; Jacobs, Jeffrey W.

In: Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 51, No. 3, 1983, p. 365-386.

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