Journal of Hydrodynamics

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 433–435 | Cite as

Smoothed particle hydrodynamics modeling of free surface flow

  • Hongbing Xiong
  • Lihua Chen
  • Jianzhong Lin
Session A7


A method for simulating free-surface flow is presented in this paper. The approach is based upon smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH). The fully Lagrangian nature of SPH maintains sharp fluid-fluid interfaces without employing high-order advection schemes or explicit interface reconstruction. The SPH code is validated by the benchmark case of the shear driven cavity flow; the SPH results are compared with a grid-based finite difference method and an excellent agreement has been achieved. Using this code, the process of a water droplet impacting and spreading on a solid surface is investigated as an example of free surface flow

Key words

SPH free surface flow shear driven cavity flow water droplet impact 


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© China Ship Scientific Research Center 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hongbing Xiong
    • 1
  • Lihua Chen
    • 1
  • Jianzhong Lin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanics, Institute of Fluid EngineeringZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina

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