Computational Particle Mechanics

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 345–354 | Cite as

A hybrid Lagrangian Voronoi–SPH scheme

  • D. Fernandez-GutierrezEmail author
  • A. Souto-Iglesias
  • T. I. Zohdi


A hybrid Lagrangian Voronoi–SPH scheme, with an explicit weakly compressible formulation for both the Voronoi and SPH sub-domains, has been developed. The SPH discretization is substituted by Voronoi elements close to solid boundaries, where SPH consistency and boundary conditions implementation become problematic. A buffer zone to couple the dynamics of both sub-domains is used. This zone is formed by a set of particles where fields are interpolated taking into account SPH particles and Voronoi elements. A particle may move in or out of the buffer zone depending on its proximity to a solid boundary. The accuracy of the coupled scheme is discussed by means of a set of well-known verification benchmarks.


CFD SPH Voronoi Coupling 



The authors thank Francisco J. Dominguez for assistance with the artwork. Antonio Souto-Iglesias acknowledges the support of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid for funding his leave in UC Berkeley Department of Mechanical Engineering from September 2016 until June 2017.

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On behalf of all authors, the corresponding author states that there is no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of California at BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.CEHINAV, DMFPA, ETSINUniversidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain

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