Jordan Journal of Civil Engineering

Paper Detail

Application of Shock Capturing Method for Free Surface Flow Simulation

Volume 4, No. 4, 2010
Received: 2010/09/01, Accepted:


Kh. Korichi; A. Hazzab;


The present study is a contribution to free surface flow simulation by numerical resolution of Saint-Venant's equations, which form a nonlinear hyperbolic system. For reasons of stability and accuracy, we apply finite volume method, based on Riemann problem’s resolution using shock capturing schemes. Application tests for steady and unsteady flows confirm the capacity of these schemes to maintain stability and precision.


Free surface flow simulation, Shallow water equations, Saint-Venant, Finite volume, Riemann problem, Godunov’s scheme, Limiters.