Picture of aircraft jet engine

Strathclyde research that powers aerospace engineering...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde's Open Access research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by University of Strathclyde researchers, including by Strathclyde researchers involved in aerospace engineering and from the Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory - but also other internationally significant research from within the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. Discover why Strathclyde is powering international aerospace research...

Strathprints also exposes world leading research from the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, and from the Strathclyde Business School.

Discover more...

Numerical simulation of water flooding into a damaged vessel’s compartment by the volume of fluid method

Gao, Zhiliang and Vassalos, Dracos and Gao, Qiuxin (2010) Numerical simulation of water flooding into a damaged vessel’s compartment by the volume of fluid method. Ocean Engineering, 37 (16). 1428–1442. ISSN 0029-8018

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)


When a vessel is damaged, seawater floods into the damaged compartments and subsequently influences the motion of the vessel. Furthermore, the vessel’s behaviour affects the floodwater motion. In this paper, a Navier–Stokes (NS)solver with a free surface capturing technique, i.e., the volume of fluid (VOF)method, was developed to numerically simulate water flooding into a damaged vessel.To verify the developed solver, a 2-Danda3 D dam break problems were tested. The numerical results coincide well with the experimental results and with the published numerical results. Additionally, it was used to solve the problems of linear and non-linear liquid sloshing in a hexahedral tank. The numerical results are satisfactory in comparison with the experimental results and analytical solutions. Finally, the phenomenon of water flooding into a damaged compartment of a Ro-Ro ferry was simulated numerically. Thecomputed results are in good agreement with the experimental data.