ComFLOW The proposed scope of work will be carried out with ComFLOW. ComFLOW is a 1-phase / 2-phase CFD free-surface flow solver with sharp interface reconstruction (PLIC VoF). ComFLOW is specifically designed for the simulation of complex freesurface flows in offshore and maritime applications. In previous JIP projects relevant related topics have been studied, implemented and validated, such as:
- sloshing in LNG containment systems
- air entrapment during wave impacts (“cushioning”)
- wave run-up, green water and deck impacts on ships and offshore structures
- deterministic reconstruction of steep and breaking waves (by means of iterative wave matching).
Recent 2-phase developments include a new generation of ghost fluid algorithm using both state-of-the-art surface tension and interface-velocity decoupling models, to capture the energy exchange and instabilities at the free surface at a very high level of accuracy.