Development of Moving-particle Semi-implicit Method (MPS) in order to Improve Simulation of Free Surface Flows with Open Boundary Conditions

Document Type : Research Article


Mesh-free particle (Lagrangian) methods, such as moving-particle semi-implicit (MPS) and smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH), are the newest methods in computational fluid dynamics, which have been applied in flow problems with large deformations and inconsistency. The aim of this research was to develop and improve the simulation of open-boundary free-surface flows, using the new method of weakly compressible MPS (WC-MPS) .Most studies in the field of Lagrangian models are concerned with closed boundary conditions. This study, introduces a comprehensive method for MPS modeling of cases with inflow and outflow boundaries. Inflow and outflow boundaries are considered and the boundary conditions and recycling of particles are prescribed. The algorithm not only improves the inlet and outlet boundary conditions, but also reduces the pressure fluctuations at boundaries. To evaluate the proposed method, the famous applied flow problem of ogee spillway and steady shallow flow over curved bed is analyzed. The program is written in C language and validations are performed for this code. Comparison of the results of proposed model and physical models showed acceptable accuracy in modeling the free surface flows with open boundary conditions.


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