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A review on approaches to solving Poisson’s equation in projection-based meshless methods for modelling strongly nonlinear water waves

Ma, Q., Zhou, Y. and Yan, S. (2016). A review on approaches to solving Poisson’s equation in projection-based meshless methods for modelling strongly nonlinear water waves. Journal of Ocean Engineering and Marine Energy, 2(3), pp. 279-299. doi: 10.1007/s40722-016-0063-5

Abstract

Three meshless methods, including incompressible smooth particle hydrodynamic (ISPH), moving particle semi-implicit (MPS) and meshless local Petrov–Galerkin method based on Rankine source solution (MLPG_R) methods, are often employed to model nonlinear or violent water waves and their interaction with marine structures. They are all based on the projection procedure, in which solving Poisson’s equation about pressure at each time step is a major task. There are three different approaches to solving Poisson’s equation, i.e. (1) discretizing Laplacian directly by approximating the second-order derivatives, (2) transferring Poisson’s equation into a weak form containing only gradient of pressure and (3) transferring Poisson’s equation into a weak form that does not contain any derivatives of functions to be solved. The first approach is often adopted in ISPH and MPS, while the third one is implemented by the MLPG_R method. This paper attempts to review the most popular, though not all, approaches available in literature for solving the equation.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © The Author(s) 2016. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com.
Publisher Keywords: Nonlinear water waves, ISPH, MPS, MLPG_R, Projection scheme, Particle methods, Meshless methods, Poisson’s equation
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Engineering
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/16443
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