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An improved solid boundary treatment for wave-float interactions using ISPH method

Zheng, X., Lv, X., Ma, Q. ORCID: 0000-0001-5579-6454 , Duan, W., Khayyer, A. & Shao, S. (2018). An improved solid boundary treatment for wave-float interactions using ISPH method. International Journal of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, 10(3), pp. 329-347. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnaoe.2017.08.001


The Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method has proved to have great potentials in dealing with the wave-structure interactions. Compared with the Weakly Compressible SPH (WCSPH) method, the ISPH approach solves the pressure by using the pressure Poisson equation rather than the equation of state. This could provide a more stable and accurate pressure field that is important in the study of wave-structure interactions. This paper improves the solid boundary treatment of ISPH by using a high accuracy Simplified Finite Difference Interpolation (SFDI) scheme for the 2D wave-structure coupling problems, especially for free-moving structure. The proposed method is referred as the ISPH_BS. The model improvement is demonstrated by the documented benchmark tests and laboratory experiment covering various wave-structure interaction applications.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright © 2017 Society of Naval Architects of Korea. Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (
Publisher Keywords: ISPH; Moving boundary; SFDI; Wave–float interactions; ISPH_BS
Subjects: T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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