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    Parallel 3-D SPH Simulations

    C. Moulinec1, R. Issa2, J.-C. Marongiu3, D. Violeau4
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.25, No.3, pp. 133-148, 2008, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2008.025.133
    Abstract The gridless Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) numerical method is preferably used in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to simulate complex flows with one or several convoluted free surfaces. This type of flows requires distorted meshes with classical Eulerian mesh-based methods or very fine meshes with Volume of Fluid method. Few 3-D SPH simulations have been carried out to our knowlegde so far, mainly due to prohibitive computational investment since the number of particles required in 3-D is usually too large to be handled by a single processor. In this paper, a parallel 3-D SPH code is presented. Parallelisation validation is discussed… More >

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    Dynamic Simulation of Carbon Nanotubes in Simple Shear Flow

    Wenzhong Tang1, Suresh G. Advani1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.25, No.3, pp. 149-164, 2008, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2008.025.149
    Abstract In this paper, a method for studying nanotube dynamics in simple shear flow was developed. A nanotube was described as a flexible fiber with a sphere-chain model. The forces on the nanotube were obtained by molecular dynamics simulations. The motion of the nanotube in simple shear flow was tracked by the flexible fiber dynamics method [Tang and Advani (2005)]. The viscosity of dilute nanotube suspensions was calculated based on the nanotube dynamics, and the effects of the aspect ratio and initial curvature of the nanotube on suspension viscosity are explored and discussed. More >

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    Slow viscous motion of a solid particle in a spherical cavity

    A. Sellier1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.25, No.3, pp. 165-180, 2008, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2008.025.165
    Abstract The slow viscous and either imposed or gravity-driven migration of a solid arbitrarily-shaped particle suspended in a Newtonian liquid bounded by a spherical cavity is calculated using two different boundary element approaches. Each advocated method appeals to a few boundary-integral equations and, by contrast with previous works, also holds for non-spherical particles. The first procedure puts usual free-space Stokeslets on both the cavity and particle surfaces whilst the second one solely spreads specific Stokeslets obtained elsewhere in Oseen (1927) on the particle's boundary. Each approach receives a numerical implementation which is found to be in excellent agreement with accurate results… More >

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    Transient Coupled Thermoelastic Contact Problems Incorporating Thermal Resistance: a BEM Approach

    L.K. Keppas1, G.I. Giannopoulos1, N.K. Anifantis1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.25, No.3, pp. 181-196, 2008, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2008.025.181
    Abstract In the present paper a boundary element procedure is formulated to treat two-dimensional time dependent thermo-elastic contact problems incorporating thermal resistance along the contacting surfaces. The existence of pressure-dependent thermal contact leads to coupling of temperature and stress fields. Therefore, the inherent non-linearity of the problem demands simultaneous treating of both thermal and mechanical boundary integral equations while iterative procedures are introduced to ensure equilibrium of mechanical and thermal contact conditions at each step of the process. The transient behavior of interfacial cracks in bimaterial solids when undergo thermal shock in the presence of partial crack closure and thermal contact… More >

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    Local RBF Collocation Method for Darcy Flow

    G. Kosec1, B. Šarler1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.25, No.3, pp. 197-208, 2008, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2008.025.197
    Abstract This paper explores the application of the mesh-free Local Radial Basis Function Collocation Method (LRBFCM) in solution of coupled heat transfer and fluid flow problems in Darcy porous media. The involved temperature, velocity and pressure fields are represented on overlapping sub-domains through collocation by using multiquadrics Radial Basis Functions (RBF). The involved first and second derivatives of the fields are calculated from the respective derivatives of the RBF's. The energy and momentum equations are solved through explicit time stepping. The pressure-velocity coupling is calculated iteratively, with pressure correction, predicted from the local continuity equation violation. This formulation does not require… More >

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