Tag Archives: finite element method

A threedimensional non-hydrostatic model for free surface flows – development, verification and limitations

Holger Weilbeer, Jacek A. Jankowski and Werner Zielke

Abstract. The theoretical background of a new finite-element non-hydrostatic model for simulation of free surface flows based on the fractional step method and pressure decomposition is presented. Continue reading

A non-hydrostatic model for free surface flows

Jacek A. Jankowski

PhD thesis Abstract

An algorithm for solution of three-dimensional Navier-Stokes equations for incompressible free surface flows is developed. A decoupled algorithm based on the fractional step (operator-splitting) technique is applied. The solution is obtained in subsequent stages treating equations split into parts having well-defined mathematical properties, so that the most adequate methods for a given differential operator type can be used. The decoupled algorithm structure, which does not use the continuity equation explicitly, allows application of equal-order linear interpolation functions for all variables. The applied reference element type, a prism with six nodes and linear interpolation functions, is a compromise between the exactness of the interpolation, model complexity and computational cost. The finite difference method is applied for the time discretisation and the computational domain variability is taken into account by a standard sigma-mesh structure which is well suited to most geophysical applications. Continue reading

Ein nicht-hydrostatisches Modell für Strömungen mit freier Oberfläche

Ein nicht-hydrostatisches Modell für Strömungen mit freier Oberfläche, Promotionsvortrag, 12. November 1998, Institut für Strömungsmechanik und Elektronisches Rechnen im Bauwesen der Universität Hannover. Continue reading

Numerical modeling of suspended sediment due to deep-sea mining

J.A. Jankowski, A. Malcherek and W. Zielke

Abstract. A numerical model was developed in order to estimate the residence time of a sediment plume generated by potential deep-sea mining activities with special attention to discharges in the bottom boundary layer. The site of the Disturbance and Recolonization Experiment (DISCOL) in the Peru Basin in the southeast Pacific Ocean was chosen as a case study. Continue reading