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Title: An immersed interface method for the simulation of inextensible interfaces in viscous fluids
Authors: Tan, Z.
Le, D.V.
Lim, K.M. 
Khoo, B.C. 
Keywords: CG-Uzawa method
Front tracking
Immersed interface method
Inextensible interface
Singular force
Stokes flows
Issue Date: Mar-2012
Citation: Tan, Z., Le, D.V., Lim, K.M., Khoo, B.C. (2012-03). An immersed interface method for the simulation of inextensible interfaces in viscous fluids. Communications in Computational Physics 11 (3) : 925-950. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In this paper, an immersed interface method is presented to simulate the dynamics of inextensible interfaces in an incompressible flow. The tension is introduced as an augmented variable to satisfy the constraint of interface inextensibility, and the resulting augmented system is solved by the GMRES method. In this work, the arclength of the interface is locally and globally conserved as the enclosed region undergoes deformation. The forces at the interface are calculated from the configuration of the interface and the computed augmented variable, and then applied to the fluid through the related jump conditions. The governing equations are discretized on a MAC grid via a second-order finite difference scheme which incorporates jump contributions and solved by the conjugate gradient Uzawa-type method. The proposed method is applied to several examples including the deformation of a liquid capsule with inextensible interfaces in a shear flow. Numerical results reveal that both the area enclosed by interface and arclength of interface are conserved well simultaneously. These provide further evidence on the capability of the present method to simulate incompressible flows involving inextensible interfaces. © 2012 Global-Science Press.
Source Title: Communications in Computational Physics
ISSN: 18152406
DOI: 10.4208/cicp.200110.040511a
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