Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Cruchaga M., Celentano D., Breitkopf P., Villon P. and Rassineux A. (2010)

A surface remeshing technique for a lagrangian description of 3D two-fluid flow problems

Revista : International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids
Volumen : 63
Páginas : 415-430
Tipo de publicación : ISI


Classical Lagrangian schemes applied to update the front position between two immiscible incompressible fluids have been long recognized to provide a sharp representation of the interface. However, the main drawback of these approaches is the progressive distortion in the distribution of the markers used to identify the material front. To avoid this problem, a 3D interface remeshing algorithm is proposed in this work. In addition, the remeshed front is enforced to preserve the global volume. These aspects are incorporated in an existing fluid dynamics formulation for the analysis of two-fluid flows problems. The resulting formulation, called as the 3D-moving Lagrangian interface remeshing technique, is applied in the numerical analysis of two-fluid flow problems.