A cartesian-grid integrated-RBF method for viscoelastic flows

Ho-Minh, D. and Mai-Duy, Nam and Tran-Cong, Thanh (2010) A cartesian-grid integrated-RBF method for viscoelastic flows. In: 9th World Congress on Computational Mechanics and 4th Asian-Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM/APCOM 2010), 19-23 July 2010, Sydney, Australia.


[Abstract]: This paper is concerned with the use of integrated radial-basis-function networks (IRBFNs), Cartesian-grids and point collocation for numerically solving 2D flows of viscoelastic fluids. In the proposed method, RBFNs, which are constructed through integration, are employed to approximate the field variables including stresses, and the governing equations are discretised by means of point collocation. Advantages gained from the integration process over differentiated RBFNs process are (i) better accuracy (ii) more straightforward implementation of boundary conditions and (iii) more stable solutions. The method is verified through several test problems, e.g. planar Poiseuille flow and fully-developed flow in a square duct, with different types of viscoelastic fluids, namely Oldroyd-B and CEF. The obtained results show that (i) The proposed method is easy to implement; (ii) Its pre-processing is simple and (iii) Accurate results are obtained using relatively-coarse grids.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author version not held.
Depositing User: Prof Thanh Tran-Cong
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2010 04:47
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2014 06:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: integrated radial basis function, Cartesian grid, viscoelastic flows
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8561

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