Simulating water hammer with corrective smoothed particle method

Q. Hou, A. C.H. Kruisbrink, A. S. Tijsseling, A. Keramat

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The corrective smoothed particle method (CSPM) is used to simulate water hammer. The spatial derivatives in the water-hammer equations are approximated by a corrective kernel estimate. For the temporal derivatives, the Euler-forward time integration algorithm is employed. The CSPM results are in good agreement with solutions obtained by the method of characteristics (MOC). A parametric study gives insight in the effects of particle distribution, smoothing length and kernel function. Three typical water-hammer problems are solved. CSPM will not beat MOC in classical water-hammer, but it has potential for water-hammer problems with free surfaces as seen in column separation and slug impact.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBHR Group - 11th International Conferences on Pressure Surges
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Conferences on Pressure Surges - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 24 Oct 201226 Oct 2012

Publication series

NameBHR Group - 11th International Conferences on Pressure Surges


Conference11th International Conferences on Pressure Surges

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology

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