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Computational Mechanics

, Volume 3, Issue 5, pp 299–307 | Cite as

Lagrangian finite element method for solitary wave propagation

  • M. Kawahara
  • A. Anjyu
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Abstract

A finite element method for a study of the propagation of solitary waves has been presented using the Lagrangian formulation. In this method, the computation of the convection terms can be avoided in the basic iteration procedure and the determination of the free surface position is automatically performed. To obtain the velocity and pressure, the velocity correction method is effectively used based on the correction potential. To overcome the distortion of the configuration of finite elements, the rezoning technique has been effectively used. The wave propagation analysis has been carried out and the validity of the present method has been demonstrated.

Keywords

Convection Finite Element Method Free Surface Wave Propagation Solitary Wave 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Kawahara
    • 1
  • A. Anjyu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringChuo University KasugaBunkyo-ku, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringChuo University KasugaBunkyo-ku, TokyoJapan

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