Numerical Simulation of Dam-Breaking Waves

by Jianhua Tao, Tianjin Univ, Tianjin, China,
Weidong Zhang, Tianjin Univ, Tianjin, China,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Mechanics Computing in 1990's and Beyond


Recently, as a high-resolution numerical technique, the Total Variation Diminishing (TVD) method is applied to Aerodynamic shock problems successfully. In this paper, a Total Variation Nonincreasing (TVNI) method is used for computation of weak solutions of hyperbolic conservation laws to simulate the 1-D and 2-D discontinuous flow caused by breaking dam. The numerical results show that the TVNI method produces sharper fronts and achieves higher resolution and so it is available for the simulation of dam-breaking waves.

Subject Headings: Numerical models | Breaking waves | Water waves | Dams | Dam failures | Numerical methods | Two-dimensional flow | Aerodynamics

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