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Interfacial erosion: A three-dimensional numerical model

Abstract : The aim of this study was to develop a numerical model to simulate the surface erosion occurring at a fluid/soil interface subject to a flow process. We used a penalization procedure to compute flow around obstacles. A fictitious domain method allowed the use of fast and efficient finite volumes approximations on Cartesian meshes and avoided unstructured body-fitted meshes. The water/soil interface evolution was described with a Level Set function. Several numerical simulations confirmed the model's ability to predict the interfacial erosion of soils.
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Frederic Golay, Damien Lachouette, Stéphane Bonelli, Pierre Seppecher. Interfacial erosion: A three-dimensional numerical model. Comptes Rendus Mécanique, Elsevier Masson, 2010, 338 (6), pp.333-337. ⟨hal-00528972⟩



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