Free Surfaces with Level Set, Phase Field, and Moving Mesh: A Comparison

Application ID: 62551


We present the results from a comparison of the level set, phase field, and moving mesh methods for modeling free liquid surfaces in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software. The comparison is carried out using an example problem. The example studies the formation of surface waves caused by a rectangular bar, partly immersed in the liquid, moving back and forth in a direction parallel to the liquid surface.

For more details, check out this blog post: Two Methods for Modeling Free Surfaces in COMSOL Multiphysics®

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: