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Modeling High Density Ratio Incompressible Interfacial Flows

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Markus Bussmann, Douglas B. Kothe, James M. Sicilian

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

Paper No. FEDSM2002-31125, pp. 707-713; 7 pages
  • ASME 2002 Joint U.S.-European Fluids Engineering Division Conference
  • Volume 1: Fora, Parts A and B
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada, July 14–18, 2002
  • Conference Sponsors: Fluids Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3615-0 | eISBN: 0-7918-3600-2
  • Copyright © 2002 by ASME


We present an approach to modeling incompressible interfacial flows on fixed meshes that yields solutions at any density ratio. There are two aspects of the methodology that are crucial for obtaining accurate high density ratio solutions: a consistent approach to mass and momentum conservation, by using mass flux information from an interface advection algorithm as the basis for the momentum advection calculation, and a careful evaluation of pressure gradients near the interface. Our particular implementation couples a volume tracking algorithm with a predictor/projection solution of the flow equations on unstructured meshes. We present the methodology, and then the results of several calculations.

Copyright © 2002 by ASME



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