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Title: Elastic mesh technique for 3D BIM simulation with an application to underwater explosion bubble dynamics
Authors: Wang, C.
Khoo, B.C. 
Yeo, K.S. 
Keywords: Boundary integral equations
Bubble jetting
Elastic mesh technique
Issue Date: Nov-2003
Citation: Wang, C., Khoo, B.C., Yeo, K.S. (2003-11). Elastic mesh technique for 3D BIM simulation with an application to underwater explosion bubble dynamics. Computers and Fluids 32 (9) : 1195-1212. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The proposed elastic mesh technique (EMT) is a mesh regulation technique, which is based on the assumption that the segments of a mesh are elastic. EMT can be employed in conjunction with the boundary integral method (BIM) for the simulation of three-dimension bubble dynamics in which problems relating to severe mesh distortion as the bubble evolves are a common occurrence. With EMT, the mesh is advanced not by the material velocity, but the optimum shift velocity obtained by minimizing the total elastic energy stored in every segment of the mesh at each time step. In doing so, the prohibitively small time stepping associated with small meshes without EMT in order to maintain numerical stability is mitigated to a large extent. An important feature is that the EMT scheme accords the user the flexibility to implement a non-uniform optimum constitutive relation governing the elastic behavior of mesh segment and which can be further varied with time. Tests were performed for an underwater explosion bubble exhibiting the dynamics of strong jet development with and without EMT for comparison, and the consideration of incorporating EMT as a hybrid system serving as an alternative to the required mesh refinement which is computationally intensive. A full three-dimension simulation of explosion bubble(s) and in the presence of the free surface were further carried out to elucidate the associated flow physics. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Computers and Fluids
ISSN: 00457930
DOI: 10.1016/S0045-7930(02)00105-6
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