New test cases for frictionless, three-dimensional hydrostatic flows have been derived from some known analytical solutions of the two-dimensional shallow water equations. The flow domain is a paraboloid of revolution and the flow is determined by the initial conditions, the nonlinear advective terms, the Coriolis acceleration and by the hydrostatic pressure. Wetting and drying is also included. Some specific properties of the exact solutions are discussed under different hypothesis and relative importance of the forcing terms. These solutions are proposed for testing the stability, the accuracy and the efficiency of numerical models to be used for simulating environmental hydrostatic flows. The computed solutions obtained with a semi-implicit finite difference—finite volume algorithm on unstructured grid are compared with the corresponding analytical solutions in both two and three space dimension. Excellent agreement are obtained for the velocity and for the resulting water surface elevation. Comparison of the computed inundation area also shows a good agreement with the analytical solution with degrading accuracy observed when the inundation area becomes relatively large and for long simulation time.
|Titolo:||Comparing analytical and numerical solution of nonlinear two and three-dimensional hydrostatic flows|
|Autori:||Casulli, Vincenzo; Zanolli, Paola|
|Titolo del periodico:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN FLUIDS|
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Numero e parte del fascicolo:||6|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03.1 Articolo su rivista (Journal article)|