Preventing catastrophic natural disasters
Due to global warming and the rapid climate change it induced, massive flooding and dam break events are catastrophic natural disasters which consequences more than ever need to be analyzed.
Our CFD solution can be of great assistance to help natural hazard prevention.
The particle-based Lagrangian SPH-flow solver offers key features and characteristics that address that challenge. Among them, the ability to account for the fluid phase only, without paying the cost of simulating the air phase whose influence can be neglected for such event. The capability of the method to inherently track free surfaces makes all the difference: it can properly describe the irregularity and the violence of the flow.
We have gained experience in the simulation of dam break. From elemental academic setup, to real civil disaster, the key physical phenomena have been addressed using advanced SPH-flow numerical models. The CFD simulation which have been carried out over the half-hour following the dramatic 1959 Malpasset dam break demonstrates excellent correlation with the actual event observation.