Conservative Mimetic Cut-Cell Method for Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations

  • René Beltman
  • Martijn Anthonissen
  • Barry Koren
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering book series (LNCSE, volume 126)


We introduce a mimetic Cartesian cut-cell method for incompressible viscous flow that conserves mass, momentum, and kinetic energy in the inviscid limit, and determines the vorticity such that the global vorticity is consistent with the boundary conditions. In particular we discuss how the no-slip boundary conditions should be applied in a conservative way on objects immersed in the Cartesian mesh. We use the method to compute the flow around a cylinder. We find a good comparison between our results and benchmark results for both a steady and an unsteady test case.



This research is part of the EUROS program, which is supported by NWO domain Applied and Engineering Sciences and partly funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • René Beltman
    • 1
  • Martijn Anthonissen
    • 1
  • Barry Koren
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenNetherlands

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