How to performance water-sediment scour on DualSPHysics NNewtonian

Dear all,

I would like to ask about settings of nnphases. While I' m working on local scour of bridge pier in 3D with NNewtonian, I have some problems with the parameters of the sediment phase. According to Fourtakas' s thesis, I take the HBP_m=100 and HBP_n=1.8. However, the value of "visco" and "tau_yield" is not that clear.

My questions are: 1. Is it possible to use DualSPHysics v5.0 NNewtonian to calculate local scour of bridge pier in 3D? 2. Whether there are recommended value for parameters to get reasonable results?

I will be really grateful for your answers!


  • As the initial surface of the sediment is 0.2m, the sediment particle would float up as soon as the simulation begins. I' m really confused. 😢

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