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Explicit schemes for dam-break simulations

Zoppou, Christopher; Roberts, Stephen


Dam-break problems involve the formation of shocks and rarefaction fans. The performance of 20 explicit numerical schemes used to solve the shallow water wave equations for simulating the dam-break problem is examined. Results from these schemes have been compared with analytical solutions to the dam-break problem with finite water depth and dry bed downstream of the dam. Most of the numerical schemes produce reasonable results for subcritical flows. Their performance for problems where there...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Hydraulic Engineering
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9429(2003)129:1(11)


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