Finite Volumes

Finite Volume (FV) method is widely used in fluid dynamics applications.  At MOX Finite Volume have employed to simulate free surface flows and in particular 1D and 2D shallow water flows. This kind of flows are characterized by the presence of a source term in the equations due to the complex topography of the domains of interest. A proper discretization of the above mentioned equations has to employ a so called well-balanced scheme in order to prevent spurious waves due to the topographic source term.
In this context we have developed a well-balanced central finite volume scheme combined with a particular ghost-fluid method to cope with arbitrary complex 2D geometries.

View a list of journal publications and MOX Reports related to FV methods.

View a list of theses related to FV methods.

Simulation of the Malpasset dam break

Simulation of the Malpasset dam break