Faculté des Sciences appliquées
Faculté des Sciences appliquées

Development of a 3D compressible flow solver for PFEM fluid simulation

Février, Simon ULiège
Promotor(s) : Ponthot, Jean-Philippe ULiège ; Boman, Romain ULiège
Date of defense : 25-Jun-2020/26-Jun-2020 • Permalink :
Title : Development of a 3D compressible flow solver for PFEM fluid simulation
Translated title : [fr] Développement d'un solveur d'écoulement compressible 3D pour des simulations de fluides utilisant la méthode PFEM
Author : Février, Simon ULiège
Date of defense  : 25-Jun-2020/26-Jun-2020
Advisor(s) : Ponthot, Jean-Philippe ULiège
Boman, Romain ULiège
Committee's member(s) : Terrapon, Vincent ULiège
Language : English
Number of pages : 82
Keywords : [en] PFEM
[en] CGAL
[en] GMSH
[en] c++
[en] free surface flows
[en] fluid simulations
Discipline(s) : Engineering, computing & technology > Multidisciplinary, general & others
Target public : Researchers
Professionals of domain
General public
Institution(s) : Université de Liège, Liège, Belgique
Degree: Master en ingénieur civil physicien, à finalité approfondie
Faculty: Master thesis of the Faculté des Sciences appliquées


[en] In this master thesis, a 2D/3D free surface flow solver based on the PFEM method is developed. While an existing 2D implicit incompressible solver developed in a previous work by Marco-Lucio Cerquaglia is available at the MTFC and MN2L lab of Uliège, an explicit solver is developed especially in the goal of simulating 3D flows efficiently. To do so, the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations are replaced by weakly-compressible Navier-Stokes equations using a Tait-Murnaghan equation of state. The Computational Geometry Algorithms Library (CGAL) is used to handle everything related to Delaunay triangulation and alpha-shapes algorithm in 2D and 3D. The simulations results are then compared to analytical solutions and to Cerquaglia’s solver. The solvers seems able to correctly represent flow not to far from incompressibility, and 3D simulations are working.



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  • Février, Simon ULiège Université de Liège > Master ingé. civ. phys., à fin.


Committee's member(s)

  • Terrapon, Vincent ULiège Université de Liège - ULiège > Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique > Modélisation et contrôle des écoulements turbulents
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