In modelling incompressible flows using the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics method (SPH), an equation of state with a large sound speed is typically used. This weakly compressible approach (WCSPH), results in a stiff set of equations with a noisy pressure field and stability issues at high Reynolds number. As a remedy, an incompressible SPH technique was introduced [1] (ISPH), which uses a pressure projection technique to model incompressibility. In this paper, the incompressible and weakly compressible forms of the SPH method are employed to study sloshing flow. Both methods are compared with experimental data. The results show the incompressible SPH method provides more accurate pressure fields and free-surface profiles when compared to experiment.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.