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Subdivision-stabilised immersed b-spline finite elements for moving boundary flows

Ruberg, T., and Cirak, F (2012) Subdivision-stabilised immersed b-spline finite elements for moving boundary flows. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 209-21. pp. 266-283.

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An immersed finite element method is presented to compute flows with complex moving boundaries on a fixed Cartesian grid. The viscous, incompressible fluid flow equations are discretized with b-spline basis functions. The two-scale relation for b-splines is used to implement an elegant and efficient technique to satisfy the LBB condition. On non-grid-aligned fluid domains and at moving boundaries, the boundary conditions are enforced with a consistent penalty method as originally proposed by Nitsche. In addition, a special extrapolation technique is employed to prevent the loss of numerical stability in presence of arbitrarily small cut-cells. The versatility and accuracy of the proposed approach is demonstrated by means of convergence studies and comparisons with previous experimental and computational investigations.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div D > Structures
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:29
Last Modified: 25 May 2018 20:21