Section: New Software and Platforms


Shallow-water fLOWS

Keywords: Simulation - Free surface flows - Unstructured meshes

Scientific Description: Three different approaches are available, based on conditionally depth-positivity preserving implicit schemes, or on conditionally depth-positivity preserving genuinely explicit discretizations, or on an unconditionally depth-positivity preserving space-time approach. Newton and frozen Newton loops are used to solve the implicit nonlinear equations. The linear algebraic systems arising in the discretization are solved with the MUMPS library. This year implicit and explicit (extrapolated) multistep higher order time integration methods have been implemented, and a mesh adaptation technique based on simple mesh deformation has been also included.

Functional Description: SLOWS is a C-platform allowing the simulation of free surface shallow water flows with friction. It can be used to simulate near shore hydrodynamics, wave transformations processes, etc.

  • Participants: Andrea Filippini, Luca Arpaia, Maria Kazolea, Mario Ricchiuto and Nikolaos Pattakos

  • Contact: Mario Ricchiuto