Parallel simulation of two-phase flow problems using the finite element method

Shahrouz Aliabadi, Khalil Shujaee, Tayfun E. Tezduyar

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Abstract

Parallel computation of unsteady, two-phase flow problems are performed using stabilized finite element method. The finite element formulations are written for fix meshes and are based on the Navier-Stokes equations and an advection equation governing the motion of the interface function. The interface function, with two distinct values serve as an marker identifying each fluid This function is advected with fluid velocity through out the computational domain. To increase the accuracy of the method, an interface-sharpening/mass conservation algorithm is designed. The method has been implemented on the CRAY T3E and also IBM SP/6000 using the MPI libraries. We show the effectiveness of the method in simulating complex 3D problems, such as two-fluid interface in a centrifuge tube, operation stability of a partially-filled tanker truck driving over a bump and hydrodynamics stability of ships.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Frontiers 1999, 7th Symposium on the Frontiers of Massively Parallel Computation
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages113-120
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)0769500870, 9780769500874
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event7th Symposium on the Frontiers of Massively Parallel Computation, Frontiers 1999 - Annapolis, United States
Duration: 1999 Feb 211999 Feb 25

Other

Other7th Symposium on the Frontiers of Massively Parallel Computation, Frontiers 1999
CountryUnited States
CityAnnapolis
Period99/2/2199/2/25

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Modelling and Simulation

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Aliabadi, S., Shujaee, K., & Tezduyar, T. E. (1999). Parallel simulation of two-phase flow problems using the finite element method. In Proceedings - Frontiers 1999, 7th Symposium on the Frontiers of Massively Parallel Computation (pp. 113-120). [750591] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/FMPC.1999.750591