Two fluid space-time discontinuous Galerkin finite element method. Part I: Numerical algorithm

W.E.H. Sollie, Onno Bokhove, Jacobus J.W. van der Vegt

Abstract

A novel numerical method for two fluid flow computations is presented, which combines the space-time discontinuous Galerkin finite element discretization with the level set method and cut-cell based interface tracking. The space-time discontinuous Galerkin (STDG) finite element method offers high accuracy, an inherent ability to handle discontinuities and a very local stencil, making it relatively easy to combine with local {\it hp}-refinement. The front tracking is incorporated via cut-cell mesh refinement to ensure a sharp interface between the fluids. To compute the interface dynamics the level set method (LSM) is used because of its ability to deal with merging and breakup. Also, the LSM is easy to extend to higher dimensions. Small cells arising from the cut-cell refinement are merged to improve the stability and performance. The interface conditions are incorporated in the numerical flux at the interface and the STDG discretization ensures that the scheme is conservative as long as the numerical fluxes are conservative.
Original languageUndefined
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherDepartment of Applied Mathematics, University of Twente
Number of pages53
StatePublished - Nov 2009

Publication series

NameMemorandum / Department of Applied Mathematics
PublisherDepartment of Applied Mathematics, University of Twente
No.1909
ISSN (Print)1874-4850
ISSN (Electronic)1874-4850

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Fluxes
Merging
Flow of fluids
Numerical methods
Finite element method
Fluids

Keywords

  • Level set
  • Front tracking
  • Cut-cell
  • EWI-16496
  • Two fluid flow
  • Space-time discontinuous Galerkin
  • IR-68559
  • METIS-264145

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Sollie, W. E. H., Bokhove, O., & van der Vegt, J. J. W. (2009). Two fluid space-time discontinuous Galerkin finite element method. Part I: Numerical algorithm. (Memorandum / Department of Applied Mathematics; No. 1909). Enschede: Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Twente.

Sollie, W.E.H.; Bokhove, Onno; van der Vegt, Jacobus J.W. / Two fluid space-time discontinuous Galerkin finite element method. Part I: Numerical algorithm.

Enschede : Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Twente, 2009. 53 p. (Memorandum / Department of Applied Mathematics; No. 1909).

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Enschede : Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Twente, 2009. 53 p. (Memorandum / Department of Applied Mathematics; No. 1909).

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Sollie WEH, Bokhove O, van der Vegt JJW. Two fluid space-time discontinuous Galerkin finite element method. Part I: Numerical algorithm. Enschede: Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Twente, 2009. 53 p. (Memorandum / Department of Applied Mathematics; 1909).