2016 Volume 72 Issue 2 Pages I_1213-I_1218
A novel numerical method is proposed with the aim of simulation of heat diffusion problems associated with coastal engineering. The method is founded on the solution of continuity, Navier-Stokes and heat diffusion equations in closure with Sub-Particle Scale turbulence model (according to Large Eddy Simulation approach) within a SPH (Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics) framework. Boussinesq approximation is applied in order to take the effects of buoyancy into consideration. The model is first verified by considering a set of benchmark tests, and then applied into the simulation of a simplified problem of heated effluent into coastal waters.