An advanced VOF algorithm for oil boom design

J. Fang, K. F.V. Wong

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In this paper, an accurate interface convection technique based on the volume-of-fluid (VOF) scheme is presented and the concepts of interface basis and three types of fluxes are introduced to handle two-layer fluid flow in complex geometric situations. The scheme was tested and the results proved to be accurate. We then compared the computational simulation and the laboratory experiment of an innovative boom arrangement. Satisfactory results indicate the potential for using the computational technique developed in this paper to aid in oil boom design as well as in other multilayer immiscible flow applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-44
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Modelling and Simulation
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2006


  • Immiscible flow
  • Interface
  • Oil boom
  • VOP algorithm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Software
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Chemical Health and Safety


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