# A Coupled Level Set and Volume-of-Fluid Method for Computing 3D and Axisymmetric Incompressible Two-Phase Flows

@article{Sussman2000ACL, title={A Coupled Level Set and Volume-of-Fluid Method for Computing 3D and Axisymmetric Incompressible Two-Phase Flows}, author={Mark Sussman and Elbridge Gerry Puckett}, journal={Journal of Computational Physics}, year={2000}, volume={162}, pages={301-337} }

We present a coupled level set/volume-of-fluid (CLSVOF) method for computing 3D and axisymmetric incompressible two-phase flows. This method combines some of the advantages of the volume-of-fluid method with the level set method to obtain a method which is generally superior to either method alone. We present direct comparisons between computations made with the CLSVOF method and computations made with the level set method, the volume-of-fluid method, and the boundary integral method. We also…

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