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Shock and Vibration
Volume 2015, Article ID 794069, 12 pages
Research Article

Numerical Simulation on Interface Evolution and Impact of Flooding Flow

College of Shipbuilding Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, China

Received 30 November 2014; Accepted 14 April 2015

Academic Editor: Hamid Hosseini

Copyright © 2015 J. Hu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A numerical model based on Navier-Stokes equation is developed to simulate the interface evolution of flooding flows. The two-dimensional fluid domain is discretised by structured rectangular elements according to finite volume method (FVM). The interface between air and liquid is captured through compressive interface capturing scheme for arbitrary meshes (CICSAM) based on the idea of volume of fluid (VOF). semiimplicit method for pressure linked equations (SIMPLE) scheme is used for the pressure-velocity coupling. A second order upwind discretization scheme is applied for the momentum equations. Both laminar flow model and turbulent flow model have been studied and the results have been compared. Previous experiments and other numerical solutions are employed to verify the present results on a single flooding liquid body. Then the simulation is extended to two colliding flooding liquid bodies. The impacting force of the flooding flow on an obstacle has been also analyzed. The present results show a favourable agreement with those by previous simulations and experiments.