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Modeling Multiphase Flows Using A Novel 3D Adaptive Remeshing Algorithm

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MPF010031

Volume

30

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

1,090 kb

Author(s)

R. Hooper, V. Cristini, S. Shakya J.S. Lowengrub, J.J. Derby & C.W. Macosko

Abstract

A novel three-dimensional adaptive meshing algorithm is presented and applied to finite-element simulations of multiphase fluid flows. A three- dimensional domain enclosing another phase is discretized by an unstruc- tured mesh of tetrahedra constructed from a triangulated surface of the phase boundaries. Complete remeshing is performed after each time step. The boundary mesh is reconstructed using an existing algorithm employ- ing element addition/subtraction, edge swapping based on Delaunay trian- gulation and spring-like dynamical relaxation. The volume m

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