A Well-Balanced Numerical Model for the Simulation of Long Waves over Complex Domains


This paper presents a well-balanced two-dimensional (2D) finite volume model to simulate the propagation, runup and rundown of long wave. Non-staggered grid is adopted to discretize the governing equation and the intercell flux is computed using a central upwind scheme, which is a Riemann-problem-solver-free method for hyperbolic conservation laws. The nonnegative reconstruction method for water depth is implemented in the present model to treat the appearance of wet/dry fronts, and the friction term is solved by a semi-implicit scheme to ensure the stability of the model. The Euler method is applied to update flow variable to the new time level. The model is verified against two experimental cases and good agreements are observed between numerical results and observed data.

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Wu, G. , He, Z. and Liu, G. (2014) A Well-Balanced Numerical Model for the Simulation of Long Waves over Complex Domains. Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics, 2, 418-424. doi: 10.4236/jamp.2014.26050.

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