Numerical simulation of water flow around a rigid fishing net

Type Article
Date 2007-09
Language English
Author(s) Lewandowski Roger2, Pichot Geraldine1
Affiliation(s) 1 : IFREMER, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
2 : Univ Rennes 1, IRMAR, F-35000 Rennes, France.
Source Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering (0045-7825) (Elsevier), 2007-09 , Vol. 196 , N. 45-48 , P. 4737-4754
DOI 10.1016/j.cma.2007.06.007
WOS© Times Cited 11
Keyword(s) Fishing nets, Sobolev spaces, Variational formulations, Elliptic equations, Turbulence models, Fluid mechanics
Abstract This paper is devoted to the simulation of the flow around and inside a rigid axisymmetric net. We describe first how experimental data have been obtained. We show in detail the modelization. The model is based on a Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes turbulence model penalized by a term based on the Brinkman law. At the out-boundary of the computational box, we have used a "ghost" boundary condition. We show that the corresponding variational problem has a solution. Then the numerical scheme is given and the paper finishes with numerical simulations compared with the experimental data. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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