Cerca nel sito per parola chiave

pubblicazioni - Articolo

SPH Simulation of Sediment Flushing Induced by a Rapid Water Flow

pubblicazioni - Articolo

SPH Simulation of Sediment Flushing Induced by a Rapid Water Flow

This paper shows an advanced application of the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method to the numerical modeling of non-cohesive sediment flushing aiming at the set up of a reliable engineering tool for the prediction of the coupled water-sediment dynamics at the bottom of an artificial reservoir. Both liquid and granular materials are modeled as weakly compressible viscous fluids, whose motion results from the numerical solution of the continuity and momentum equations discretized according to the standard SPH formulation. The effect of two alternative erosion criteria on the description of the failure mechanism of bottom sediments is analyzed. These criteria are based, respectively, on the Mohr- Coulomb yielding criterion and on the Shields theory. A sensitivity analysis is performed in order to assess, for both criteria, the influence of the model parameters on the simulation of the erosion process; the method is eventually validated by comparing numerical results with the experimental data obtained in a 2D laboratory test.

Progetti

Commenti