Kelvin-Helmholtz instability by SPH
Shadloo, Mostafa Safdari and Yıldız, Mehmet (2011) Kelvin-Helmholtz instability by SPH. In: ECCOMAS Thematic Conference: 2nd International Conference on Particle-based Methods - Fundamentals and Applications (PARTICLES 2011), Barcelona, Spain
Official URL: http://congress.cimne.com/particles2011/proceedings/
In this paper, we have modeled the Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability (KHI) prob- lem of an incompressible two-phase immiscible fluid in a stratified inviscid shear flow with interfacial tension using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method. The time dependent evolution of the two-fluid interface over a wide range of Richardson number (Ri)and for three different density ratios is numerically investigated. The simulation results are compared with analytical solutions in the linear regime. It was observed that the SPH method requires a Richardson number lower than unity for the onset of KHI, and that the artificial viscosity plays a significant role in obtaining physically correct simulation results that are in agreement with analytical solutions. The numerical algorithm presented in this work can easily handle a two-phase fluid flow with various density ratios.
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