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    A moving-mesh finite-volume method to solve free-surface seepage problem in arbitrary geometries

    , Article International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics ; Volume 31, Issue 14 , 2007 , Pages 1609-1629 ; 03639061 (ISSN) Darbandi, M ; Torabi, S. O ; Saadat, M ; Daghighi, Y ; Jarrahbashi, D ; Sharif University of Technology
    2007
    Abstract
    The main objective of this work is to develop a novel moving-mesh finite-volume method capable of solving the seepage problem in domains with arbitrary geometries. One major difficulty in analysing the seepage problem is the position of phreatic boundary which is unknown at the beginning of solution. In the current algorithm, we first choose an arbitrary solution domain with a hypothetical phreatic boundary and distribute the finite volumes therein. Then, we derive the conservative statement on a curvilinear co-ordinate system for each cell and implement the known boundary conditions all over the solution domain. Defining a consistency factor, the inconsistency between the hypothesis... 

    Evaluation of seepage problem under a concrete dam with finite volume method

    , Article Proceedings of the 7th IASME / WSEAS International Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics, FMA '09, 20 August 2009 through 22 August 2009 ; 2009 , Pages 34-40 ; 9789604741069 (ISBN) Shamsai, A ; Abdi Dezfuli, E ; Zebardast, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    In most of countries, underground waters are the most important sources to provide drinking water. So it is necessary to make scheme and to do high protection of to achieve maximum beneficiary. Necessity of this management is going to be felt by developing these sources and human's interference. However, in the past overtopping phenomenon was the first reason of dam's destruction, but nowadays by increasing of spate design's period, the significant problem that researchers are interfere with, is seepage problem. The purpose of solving the underground problems is to procure height of water as a function of coordinate and time. In observation of practical industries, we can use the...