Simulation of the Rayleigh-Taylor instability with the MPS method

Shuai Zhang, Koji Morita, Noriyuki Shirakawa, Kenji Fukuda

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The moving particle semi-implicit (MPS) method is a fully lagrangian particle method for incompressible flow, which is based on particles and their interactions. In this method, grids are unnecessary and a semi-implicit algorithm is used. Using MPS method, the Rayleigh-Taylor instability (RTI) between Silicon oil and water triggered by the buoyancy force is simulated. The results are in consistent with the linear analysis of RTI. The shape of bubbles and spikes obtained in the calculation agrees well with the experimental observations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-228
Number of pages14
JournalMemoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Energy
  • Atmospheric Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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