SPH Method for Simulation of Wind-Blown Sand Movements
Wind-Blown sand movement is a complicated, non-linear, self-organized and two-phase flow. Conventional theory of mechanics and existing experimental observation method can’t describe that inherent mechanism exactly, and then appeared much difficulty of numerical method for computational simulation of wind-blown sand movement. In this paper, the smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) method is used for simulating the wind-blown sand movement process. According to the characteristic of wind-blown sand movement the sand grains phase and the gas phase are modeled by considering the different kernel function and the particles size, mass, density, velocity and other physical quantities, which can movement along with controlling equation. Finally the numerical simulations are conducted for wind-blown sand movement and some reasonable results are obtained.
Ahmad Kamal Ariffin, Shahrum Abdullah, Aidy Ali, Andanastuti Muchtar, Mariyam Jameelah Ghazali and Zainuddin Sajuri
A. F. Jin et al., "SPH Method for Simulation of Wind-Blown Sand Movements", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 462-463, pp. 1019-1025, 2011