Citing Ocellaris

If you use Ocellaris in your research, the developers would be grateful if you would cite the relevant publications. Our publications relevant to Ocellaris are [LMM18], [LM19b], [Lan19] and [LM19a]. References in BibTeX format for use in LaTeX can be found at the top of this file. You can also find the software releases on Zenodo DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2558302.

If you are modifying the code or tweaking the solver setup you may want to cite the relevant FEniCS and PETSc references.



ANSYS. Fluent v. 15.0 Theory Manual. ANSYS Inc., 2013.


J. Guermond and A. Salgado. Error analysis of a fractional time-stepping technique for incompressible flows with variable density. SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, 49(3):917–944, 2011. doi:10.1137/090768758.


K. M. T. Kleefsman, G. Fekken, A. E. P. Veldman, B. Iwanowski, and B. Buchner. A Volume-of-Fluid based simulation method for wave impact problems. Journal of Computational Physics, 206(1):363–393, 2005. doi:10.1016/


Benedikt Klein, Florian Kummer, Markus Keil, and Martin Oberlack. An extension of the SIMPLE based discontinuous galerkin solver to unsteady incompressible flows. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 77(10):571–589, 2015. doi:10.1002/fld.3994.


Tormod Landet. Ocellaris: a DG FEM solver for free-surface flows. Journal of Open Source Software, 4(35):1239, 2019. doi:10.21105/joss.01239.


Tormod Landet, Kent-Andre Mardal, and Mikael Mortensen. Slope limiting the velocity field in a discontinuous Galerkin divergence free two-phase flow solver. arXiv physics.comp-ph, 2018. arXiv:1803.06976.


Tormod Landet and Mikael Mortensen. Ocellaris: a discontinuous Galerkin finite element solver for two-phase flows with high density differences. arXiv physics.flu-dyn, 2019. arXiv:1904.00273.


Tormod Landet and Mikael Mortensen. On exactly incompressible DG FEM pressure splitting schemes for the Navier-Stokes equation. arXiv physics.comp-ph, 2019. arXiv:1903.11943.


Samir Muzaferija, Milovan Peric, Pierre C. Sames, and Thomas E. Schellin. A two-fluid Navier-Stokes solver to simulate water entry. In Proceedings from the 22nd symposium on naval hydrodynamics, 277–289. 1998.


II-Ryong Park, Kwang-Soo Kim, Jin Kim, and Suak-Ho Van. Numerical simulation of free surface flow using a refined HRIC VOF method. Journal of the Society of Naval Architects of Korea, 47(3):279–290, 2010. doi:10.3744/SNAK.2010.47.3.279.


R. Perić and M. Abdel-Maksoud. Reliable damping of free-surface waves in numerical simulations. Ship Technology Research, 63(1):1–13, 2016. doi:10.1080/09377255.2015.1119921.


Robinson Perić and Moustafa Abdel-Maksoud. Analytical prediction of reflection coefficients for wave absorbing layers in flow simulations of regular free-surface waves. Ocean Engineering, 147:132–147, 2018. doi:10.1016/j.oceaneng.2017.10.009.