Since free surface flows are seen in nature phenomena and artificial systems, the analysis for these flows has been more important in mechanical engineering. However, theoretical analyses are almost impossible because the boundary conditions are nonlinear equations in analyzing the free surface flows. Thus, numerical analyses are needed. Finite element method (FEM) which can be used for unstructured grid can easily treat boundary conditions. Thus, FEM is used in many technological fields. In this thesis, free surface flow problems were analyzed using the finite element method. In solving these problems, an arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) kinematical description of the fluid domain was adopted, in which the nodal point can be displaced independently of the fluid motion. The ALE method was introduced into the Generalized Simplified Marker and Cell (GSMAC) method. Damping out the alternating errors was examined in this scheme.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Series B|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
- Water Wave
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanical Engineering