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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2005 Vol.6 No.2 P.97-109


Simulating the dynamics of fluid-cylinder interactions*

Author(s):  Tsorng-Whay Pan1, Roland Glowinski1, Daniel D. Joseph2

Affiliation(s):  1. Department of Mathematics, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204-3008, USA; more

Corresponding email(s):   pan@math.uh.edu

Key Words:  Particulate flow, Finite element methods, Operator-splitting methods, Fictitious domain methods

PAN Tsorng-Whay, GLOWINSKI Roland, JOSEPH Daniel D.. Simulating the dynamics of fluid-cylinder interactions[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2005, 6(2): 97-109.

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We present the simulation of the dynamics of fluid-cylinder interactions in a narrow three-dimensional channel filled with a Newtonian fluid, using a Lagrange multiplier based fictitious domain methodology combined with a finite element method and an operator splitting technique. As expected, a settling truncated cylinder turns its broadside perpendicular to the main stream direction and the center of mass moves to the central axis of the channel. In the case of two truncated cylinders, they first move around each other for a while and then stay together in a “T” shape. After the “T” shape has been formed for a long enough time, we found no vortex shedding behind the cylinders. When simulating the fluidization of 60 truncated cylinders, we captured the features of interactions among fluidized cylinders as observed in experiments.

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