Transition between free-surface and pressurized flows is a crucial phenomenon in many hydraulic systems. During simulation of such phenomenon, severe numerical oscillations may appear behind filling-bores, causing unphysical pressure variations and computation failure. This paper reviews existing oscillation-suppressing methods, while only one of them can obtain a stable result under a realistic acoustic wave speed. We derive a new oscillation-suppressing method with first-order accuracy. This simple method contains two parameters, Pa
, and their values can be determined easily. It can sufficiently suppress numerical oscillations under an acoustic wave speed of 1000 ms−1
. Good agreement is found between simulation results and analytical results or experimental data. This paper can help readers to choose an appropriate oscillation-suppressing method for numerical simulations of flow regime transition under a realistic acoustic wave speed.
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