Mathematical Problems in Engineering

Advances in Numerical Techniques for Modelling Water Flows


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1Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK

2University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

3Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China


Advances in Numerical Techniques for Modelling Water Flows

Description

Water occupies about 71% of the earth’s surface area and is encountered in groundwater, reservoirs, channels, lakes, rivers, glaciers, and oceans. Water is essential for the survival and prosperity of human beings, but natural flood and drought disasters pose substantial societal and economic hazards. Understanding water flows and developing mitigation measures against potential negative impacts such as urban flooding and coastal storm surge inundation are important and extremely challenging research topics.

Advances in modern computer technology have meant that computational models have been routinely applied to the study of water flow problems in science and engineering since the late 1980s. Meanwhile, increasingly accurate and robust numerical methods have been developed for the solution of the equations that govern water flows. Typical methods include the conventional schemes, such as the finite difference method, finite volume method, and finite element method, and the relatively new approaches such as the lattice Boltzmann method, smoothed particle hydrodynamics, spectral element method, and discontinuous Galerkin method. However, new mathematical models and reliable numerical solvers have still to be developed for demanding applications to difficult environmental water flow problems involving multiple scales in space and time such as urban flooding in complicated street systems and violent wave impacts on coastal structures. Such models and solvers are being developed at present, and consequently it is timely to report the new and on-going research developments for the purposes of a better understanding of complicated water flows in the natural environment and effective management of the associated risks.

This special issue aims to publish state-of-the-art research on advances in numerical techniques for modelling water flows, including details of verification, validation, and performance tests. Original researches on all aspects of water flow modelling and its applications, including analytical solutions, mathematical models, and numerical techniques, are invited and will be considered for publication in this issue.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Mathematical models and analytical solutions
  • Computational or numerical methods
  • Acceleration techniques including GPU parallel computing
  • Verification and validation of new modelling techniques
  • High speed flows with turbulence
  • Flow-structure/vegetation interaction
  • Two-phase flows
  • Flooding and storm surge
  • High performance computing
  • Large-scale practical simulation
  • Big data analysis and visualization

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8175674
  • - Editorial

Advances in Numerical Techniques for Modelling Water Flows

Jian G. Zhou | Alistair Borthwick | ... | Ling Qian
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8516879
  • - Research Article

Numerical Modeling of Wave-Current Flow around Cylinders Using an Enhanced Equilibrium Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook Scheme

Liming Xing | Haifei Liu | ... | Wei Huang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6496379
  • - Research Article

Study on Force Schemes in Pseudopotential Lattice Boltzmann Model for Two-Phase Flows

Yong Peng | Bo Wang | Yunfei Mao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5943143
  • - Research Article

Numerical Simulation of an Offset Jet in Bounded Pool with Deflection Wall

Xin Li | Yurong Wang | Jianmin Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1378740
  • - Research Article

(2 + 1)-Dimensional Coupled Model for Envelope Rossby Solitary Waves and Its Solutions as well as Chirp Effect

Xin Chen | Hongwei Yang | ... | Baoshu Yin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 6713452
  • - Research Article

Development of Embedded Element Technique for Permeability Analysis of Cracked Porous Media

Peng Qian | Qianjun Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5659197
  • - Research Article

Flood Risk Zoning by Using 2D Hydrodynamic Modeling: A Case Study in Jinan City

Tao Cheng | Zongxue Xu | ... | Sulin Song
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2656191
  • - Research Article

A One-Dimensional Hydrodynamic and Water Quality Model for a Water Transfer Project with Multihydraulic Structures

Yujun Yi | Caihong Tang | ... | Cheng Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1970628
  • - Research Article

Comparison of Three Different Parallel Computation Methods for a Two-Dimensional Dam-Break Model

Shanghong Zhang | Wenda Li | ... | Yong Zhao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1275498
  • - Research Article

Two-Dimensional Simulation of Flows in an Open Channel with Groin-Like Structures by iRIC Nays2DH

Md. Shahjahan Ali | Md. Milon Hasan | Masuma Haque
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