# Volume-of-Fluid Interface Tracking with Smoothed Surface Stress Methods for Three-Dimensional Flows

@article{Gueyffier1999VolumeofFluidIT, title={Volume-of-Fluid Interface Tracking with Smoothed Surface Stress Methods for Three-Dimensional Flows}, author={Denis Gueyffier and J. Li and Ali Nadim and Ruben Scardovelli and St{\'e}phane Zaleski}, journal={Journal of Computational Physics}, year={1999}, volume={152}, pages={423-456} }

Motivated by the need for three-dimensional methods for interface calculations that can deal with topology changes, we describe a numerical scheme, built from a volume-of-fluid interface tracking technique that uses a piecewise-linear interface calculation in each cell. Momentum balance is computed using explicit finite volume/finite differences on a regular cubic grid. Surface tension is implemented by the continuous surface stress or continuous surface force method. Examples and verifications…

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