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A Parallel Iterative Equation Solver For The Analysis Of Suspension Flows Using The Boundary Element Method

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE970581

Volume

19

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

1,049 kb

Author(s)

M.S. Ingber and D.E. Womble

Abstract

The boundary element method (BEM) has proven to be an effective means of analyzing the flow of suspended particles in nonlinear shear flows in the zero-Reynolds number limit. Many interesting characteristics of suspen- sion flows can be analyzed using the BEM which are difficult to measure in physical experiments such as particle migration, hindered settling, particle clustering, phase lag, and phase slip. However, in order to include enough particles to form a representative volume element (RVE) and to be able to extract reliable statistical information, parallel computation is typically required. This paper presents a parallel i

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