Open-source software for modelling of free surface flows

  • E. Davydova
  • V. Korchagova

Problems of free-surface flow of viscous incompressible fluid are very useful in different practical cases. There are many specifies and limitations in these problems which are critically important for correct solving. The main goal is the review of existing numerical methods which can apply for modeling of free-surface flows and open-source programs where these methods are realized. Three methods for solving problems of free-surface flow were considered: Volume of Fluid, Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics, Particle Finite Element Method v.2. They are realized in five open-source packages: OpenFOAM, Gerris, pySPH, DualSPHysics, Kratos. These packages were compared by modeling of two chosen cases: breaking of a dam and droplet impact to the liquid layer. Results of computations were compared with experimental results.

Keywords: hydrodynamics; variable flow region; free-surface flow; VOF; SPH; PFEM.
Edition: Trudy ISP RAN /Proc. ISP RAS, 2014, vol. 28, issue 1, pp. 243-258.
DOI: 10.1 5514/ISPRAS-2016-28(1)-1