Navier-Stokes Numerical Algorithms for Free-Surface Flow Computations: An Overview

  • Andrea Prosperetti
Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 456)


A survey of fixed-grid methods for the calculation of free-surface flows is presented. These methods are based on a single-fluid formulation that is described first. Then concise overviews of the volume-of-fluid, level-set, and front-tracking algorithms are given.


Direct Numerical Simulation Momentum Balance Equation Fixed Grid Incompressible Fluid Flow Constrain Interpolation Profile 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Prosperetti
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringThe Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of Applied Physics and Twente Institute of MechanicsUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands
  3. 3.BurgerscentrumThe Netherlands

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