Solid-Fluid flows using a variant of immersed boundary method in Gerris

Pei Shui, Stephane Popinet, Prashant Valluri, Stephane Zaleski, Martin Crapper

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Abstract

An efficient 3D Immersed Boundary solver to simulate fully coupled fluid-solid interaction with 6 degrees-of-freedom (6DOF) solid movement enabling all translational and rotational motions has been developed in the GERRIS code. Here the solids are fully immersed in a flowing fluid driven either by pressure or shear. Solid objects of any arbitrary geometry and number can be considered. Prevention of overlap between the solids and wall is enforced through a repulsive force (Glowinski et al., 2001) which is the sum of all short-range interactions. The method agrees well with Stokes' settling and is validated against experiments published in literature. The simulation also agrees well with the classical case of a neutrally buoyant solid in shear flow and the orbit tracked by it (Jeffrey, 1922). Strong hydrodynamic interaction is seen between multiple solids placed in shear flow. The interaction force is being calibrated as a function of relative distance between the solids and will be presented in the conference. Comparison with experiments of Fortes et al. (1987) concerning drafting, kissing and tumbling of two spherical solids during fluidization will also be presented.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012
Event65th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics - San Diego
Duration: 1 Nov 2012 → …

Conference

Conference65th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics
Period1/11/12 → …

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