Recent Developments in Spectral Element Simulations of Moving-Domain Problems

Part of the Fields Institute Communications book series (FIC, volume 79)


Presented here are recent developments in spectral element methods for simulations of incompressible and low-Mach-number flows in domains with moving boundaries. Features include PDE-based mesh motion, implicit treatment of fluid–structure interaction based on a Green’s function decomposition, and an arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian formulation for low-Mach-number flows that includes an evolution equation for the background thermodynamic pressure. Several examples illustrate the basic principles introduced in the text.



This material was based upon work supported by U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research, under Contract DE-AC02-06CH11357. An award of computer time was provided by the Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program. This research used resources of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, which is a DOE Office of Science User Facility. The work of the second author was carried out at the Aerothermochemistry and Combustion Systems Laboratory, LAV-ETH Zurich.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Argonne National Laboratory and University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA
  2. 2.ETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  3. 3.Bosch GmbHGasoline SystemsSchwieberdingenGermany
  4. 4.Argonne National Laboratory and Aristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece

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