Numerical simulation of local scour with free surface and automatic mesh deformation

Xiaofeng Liu, Marcelo H. Garciá

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Abstract

A numerical model for local scour with free surface and automatic mesh deformation is constructed and numerical simulation is carried out to compare with experimental results. The kappa-epsilon model is used to simulate the turbulent flow field. Two interfaces (water and air, water and sediment) in the domain are captured with different approaches. The free surface of the flow is captured by Volume of Fluid (VOF) scheme which is a Eulerian approach. The water-sediment interface (bed) is captured with moving mesh method which is a Lagrangian approach. The flow field is coupled with sediment transport using a quasi-steady approach. Good results have been obtained using current model. The flow field is comparable with the experiment. Scour patterns are similar to the experimental data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationExamining the Confluence of Environmental and Water Concerns - Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2006
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
EventWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2006: Examining the Confluence of Environmental and Water Concerns - Omaha, NE, United States
Duration: May 21 2006May 25 2006

Publication series

NameExamining the Confluence of Environmental and Water Concerns - Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2006

Other

OtherWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2006: Examining the Confluence of Environmental and Water Concerns
CountryUnited States
CityOmaha, NE
Period5/21/065/25/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)

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