Application of the Level Set Method for Free Surface Modeling

자유수면의 모의를 위한 레블셑V 기법의 적용

  • 이해균 (단국대학교 천안캠퍼스 토목환경공학과)
  • Received : 2010.07.07
  • Accepted : 2010.10.25
  • Published : 2010.10.28


Hydraulics usually deals with flows with free surface. When the surface curvature is small, the assumption of hydrostatic pressure distribution is enough. However, in the case, when the curvature is big, the non-hydrostatic pressure distribution should be taken into account and the Navier-Stokes equations should be employed instead of the depth-averaged shallow water equations. For the simulation of two immiscible fluids with different characteristics (e.g. water and air, water and oil), the level set method is selected for this purpose. The developed model is applied to classical dam break problem and the computational results are compared with the experimental data. The effectiveness of the developed model is confirmed.


Hydraulics;Free Surface;Level Set Method;Dam Break


Supported by : 한국건설교통기술평가원


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