Volume 5, Issue 2
A Pseudo-Stokes Mesh Motion Algorithm

Luciano Gonc¸alves Noleto ,  Manuel N. D. Barcelos Jr. and Antonio C. P. Brasil Jr.

10.4208/aamm.11-m1186

Adv. Appl. Math. Mech., 5 (2013), pp. 194-211.

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  • Abstract

This work presents a moving mesh methodology based on the solution of a pseudo flow problem. The mesh motion is modeled as a pseudo Stokes problem solved by an explicit finite element projection method. The mesh quality requirements are satisfied by employing a null divergent velocity condition. This methodology is applied to triangular unstructured meshes and compared to well known approaches such as the ones based on diffusion and pseudo structural problems. One of the test cases is an airfoil with a fully meshed domain. A specific rotation velocity is imposed as the airfoil boundary condition. The other test is a set of two cylinders that move toward each other. A mesh quality criteria is employed to identify critically distorted elements and to evaluate the performance of each mesh motion approach. The results obtained for each test case show that the pseudo-flow methodology produces satisfactory meshes during the moving process.

  • History

Published online: 2013-05

  • AMS Subject Headings

76M10, 65M50, 35R37

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