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Application of Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics to Particular Flow Cases Solved by Saint-Venant Equations

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Al-Hikma College of Science and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan
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Banat Water Administration, Romanian Waters, 300173 Timisoara, Romania
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Faculty of Civil Engineering, Politehnica University of Timisoara, 300223 Timisoara, Romania
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Department of Hydroinformatics and Socio-Technical Innovation, IHE Delft, 2611 DA Delft, The Netherlands
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Academic Editor: Xiangyu Hu
Water 2021, 13(12), 1671; https://doi.org/10.3390/w13121671
Received: 30 April 2021 / Revised: 7 June 2021 / Accepted: 12 June 2021 / Published: 16 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Hydraulics and Hydrodynamics)
Smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) is a Lagrangian mesh free particle method which has been developed and widely applied to different areas in engineering. Recently, the SPH method has also been used to solve the shallow water equations, resulting in (SPH-SWEs) formulations. With the significant developments made, SPH-SWEs provide an accurate computational tool for solving problems of wave propagation, flood inundation, and wet-dry interfaces. Capabilities of the SPH method to solve Saint-Venant equations have been tested using a SPH-SWE code to simulate different hydraulic test cases. Results were compared to other established and commercial hydraulic modelling packages that use Eulerian approaches. The test cases cover non-uniform steady state profiles, wave propagation, and flood inundation cases. The SPH-SWEs simulations provided results that compared well with other established and commercial hydraulic modeling packages. Nevertheless, SPH-SWEs simulations experienced some drawbacks such as loss of inflow water volume of up to 2%, for 2D flood propagation. Simulations were carried out using an open source solver, named SWE-SPHysics. View Full-Text
Keywords: smoothed particle hydrodynamics; Saint-Venant equations; flooding; wave propagation smoothed particle hydrodynamics; Saint-Venant equations; flooding; wave propagation
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Fadl-Elmola, S.A.M.; Ciocan, C.M.; Popescu, I. Application of Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics to Particular Flow Cases Solved by Saint-Venant Equations. Water 2021, 13, 1671. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13121671

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Fadl-Elmola SAM, Ciocan CM, Popescu I. Application of Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics to Particular Flow Cases Solved by Saint-Venant Equations. Water. 2021; 13(12):1671. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13121671

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Fadl-Elmola, Salman A.M., Cristian M. Ciocan, and Ioana Popescu. 2021. "Application of Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics to Particular Flow Cases Solved by Saint-Venant Equations" Water 13, no. 12: 1671. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13121671

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