Mathematical Problems in Engineering

Computational Methods and Applications to Simulate Water-Related Natural Hazards


Publishing date
01 Oct 2019
Status
Published
Submission deadline
31 May 2019

Lead Editor

1Universita degli Studi della Basilicata, Potenza, Italy

2Universita degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy

3Universidad de Vigo, Ephyslab, Vigo, Spain

4Tianjin University, Tianjin, China

5The National University of Singapore, Singapore City, Singapore


Computational Methods and Applications to Simulate Water-Related Natural Hazards

Description

Computer Fluid Dynamic (CFD) approaches have increasingly been developed and applied to simulate water-related natural hazards (e.g., flood and landslide induced hazards). In order to explore different risk scenarios and potential risk-reduction options, the development of fast running models represents an important task to face. Thus, numerical modeling may be suitable to support risk analysis useful for risks assessment and reduction and to address hazard related uncertainty.

Computational methods to simulate complex nonlinear flow and transport processes as well as multiphase flow are more and more relevant for advanced applications related to natural hazards such as scouring around complex hydraulic structures, dam and dyke failures, sediment and solid debris transport in rivers, slope stability, triggering and propagation of landslides, rainfall induced landslides, and landslide generated water waves.

Several numerical approaches, with varying degrees of complexity, exist to simulate water-sediment coupled dynamics by solving the governing equations of fluid motion: next to wide utilized structured mesh (rectangular grids), unstructured mesh (triangular grids), and, most recently, flexible mesh models, the use of mesh-free methods (Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics, Moving Particle Semi-implicit, material point method, Lattice Boltzmann, Discrete Element Method, etc.) and coupled models for CFD has grown exponentially during the last decade, especially for those applications involving fast multiphase flow with violent impact, rapidly moving interfaces, and severe discontinuities at the interface.

The main aim of this special issue is to highlight the most recent advances in CFD modeling of water-related natural hazards and to discuss their future developments. Special focus is devoted to the modeling and handling of uncertainty in order to identify proper strategies. The special issue welcomes applications to relevant problems of practical and theoretical interest, as well as the validation of new mathematical models against benchmark test cases. The special issue encourages the submission of articles focusing on the application on articles in the field of hydraulic engineering with particular attention to validation and accuracy of simulations.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Modelling and simulation of river floods, dam and dyke failure, and landslides propagation
  • Multiphase flow in turbulent transport processes and flow stability problems
  • Novel CFD methods (mesh- or particle-based) or coupled models and applications for free surface flows
  • Wave interaction with structures and floating debris
  • Development and validation of open sources CFD codes for hydraulic engineering problems
  • Implementation of high performance computing in CFD including GPU computing

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 4363095
  • - Editorial

Computational Methods and Applications to Simulate Water-Related Natural Hazards

Raffaele Albano | Sauro Manenti | ... | Dong Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 5302679
  • - Research Article

Spatial Distribution and Temporal Trends of Rainfall Erosivity in Three Gorges Reservoir Area of China

Huiying Liu | Guanhua Zhang | ... | Shengnan Zhu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9816098
  • - Research Article

Are Feature Agreement Statistics Alone Sufficient to Validate Modelled Flood Extent Quality? A Study on Three Swedish Rivers Using Different Digital Elevation Model Resolutions

Nancy Joy Lim | Sven Anders Brandt
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1573049
  • - Research Article

A Meshless WCSPH Boundary Treatment for Open-Channel Flow over Small-Scale Rough Bed

Yang Shi | Jiahua Wei | ... | Bangwen Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9535294
  • - Research Article

Investigation of Interaction Solutions for Modified Korteweg-de Vries Equation by Consistent Riccati Expansion Method

Jin-Fu Liang | Xun Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9404565
  • - Review Article

Remote Sensing: An Advanced Technique for Crop Condition Assessment

Karim Ennouri | Abdelaziz Kallel
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 5234642
  • - Research Article

Mechanism of Fracturing in Shaft Lining Caused by High-Pressure Pore Water in Stable Rock Strata

Jihuan Han | Jiuqun Zou | ... | Chenchen Hu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9593626
  • - Research Article

Numerical Simulation on Thermodynamics Performance in the Fireproof Sealing by Finite Element Analysis

Shuai Gao | Guoqing Zhu | ... | Jinju Zhou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 6121584
  • - Research Article

Fatigue Strength Assessment of Trimaran Cross-Deck Structure Based on Spectral and Simplified Fatigue Method

Chunbo Zhen | Tianlin Wang | ... | Liang Feng
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