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Journal of Scientific Computing

, Volume 46, Issue 2, pp 166–181 | Cite as

Numerical Method for Interaction Among Multi-particle, Fluid and Arbitrary Shape Structure

  • Kensuke YokoiEmail author
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Abstract

We propose a numerical method for handling interaction among multiple particles, fluid and structure of arbitrary shape. The method is based on the level set method, the DEM (discrete element method), the CIP (Cubic Interpolated Propagation) method and the ghost fluid method. In this formulation, interfaces of particles, liquid and structures are represented by the level set functions. Those level set functions are also used to impose fluid boundary condition on structure and particle, and to detect collisions between particle and structure. Numerical results show that this proposed method can robustly simulate those interactions.

Keywords

Particle-fluid-structure interaction Level set method Discrete element method CIP method 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mathematics DepartmentUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electronics and Mechanical EngineeringChiba UniversityChibaJapan
  3. 3.School of EngineeringCardiff UniversityCardiffUK

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