Particle-based simulation of Rayleigh-Taylor instability

Nur Asiah Aprianti, Sparisoma Viridi, Zaki Su'ud, Koji Morita

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Rayleigh-Taylor instability is a typical benchmark in a computational fluid dynamics, which show interpenetrate materials happened when a heavy liquid is above a lighter liquid. In particle method, Shirakawa et. al. had been proposed a correction term on modelling a buoyancy force to show the phenomena of Rayleigh-Taylor instability (RTI) in the simulation. By adjust a specific value of correction term for a specific mass density ratio, Rayleigh-Taylor instability phenomena had been observed on MPS method. Later, the phenomena is also observed on FVP methods using the same modelling. In this study, several mass density ratio and viscosity ratio of liquids have been proposed as parametric simulation to observe Rayleigh-Taylor instability. The results show the correlations between mass density ratio and viscosity ratio in the specific correction term value of buoyancy model. This results confirmed that the RTI phenomena can be observed in specific mass density ratio.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012012
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 28 2017
Event5th International Conference on Advances in Nuclear Science and Engineering, ICANSE 2015 - Bandung, Indonesia
Duration: Nov 18 2015Nov 20 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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