comparison of performance between reconstruction and advection algorithms for volume-of-fluid methodsAThe Volume-of-Fluid method is a popular method for interface tracking in Multiphase applications within Computational Fluid Dynamics. To date there exists several algorithms for reconstruction of a geometric interface surface. Of these are the Finite Difference algorithm, Least Squares Volume-of-Fluid Interface Reconstruction Algorithm, LVIRA, and the Efficient Least Squares Volume-of-Fluid Interface Reconstruction Algorithm, ELVIRA. Along with these geometric interface reconstruction algorithms, there exist several volume-of-fluid transportation algorithms. This paper will discuss two operator-splitting advection algorithms and an unsplit advection algorithm. Using these three interface reconstruction algorithms, and three advection algorithms, a comparison will be drawn to see how different combinations of these algorithms perform with respect to accuracy as well as computational expense.autKedelty, DominicthsHerrmann, MarcusdgcHuang, Huei-PingdgcChen, KangpingpblArizona State UniversityengPartial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2015Includes bibliographical references (page 80)Field of study: Mechanical engineeringby Dominic Kedeltyhttps://hdl.handle.net/2286/R.I.2978400Masters ThesisAcademic thesesvii, 80 pages : illustrations114331640601630348174153520adminIn CopyrightAll Rights Reserved2015TextMechanical EngineeringComputational Fluid DynamicsFluid Mechanicsinterface capturinginterface trackingmultiphaseVolume-of-FluidComputational Fluid DynamicsFluid Mechanics