Lagrangian FE methods for coupled problems in fluid mechanics
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This work aims at developing formulations and algorithms where maximum advantage of using Lagrangian finite element fluid formulations can be taken. In particular we concentrate our attention at fluid-structure interaction and thermally coupled applications, most of which originate from practical “real-life” problems. Two fundamental options are investigated - coupling two Lagrangian formulations (e.g. Lagrangian fluid and Lagrangian structure) and coupling the Lagrangian and Eulerian fluid formulations. In the first part of this work the basic concepts of the Lagrangian fluids, the so-called Particle Finite Element Method (PFEM) ,  are presented. These include nodal variable storage, mesh re-construction using Delaunay triangulation/tetrahedralization and alpha shape-based method for identification of the computational domain boundaries. This shall serve as a general basis for all the further developments of this work.
CitationRyzhakov, P. [et al.]. "Lagrangian FE methods for coupled problems in fluid mechanics". Barcelona: International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2010. ISBN 978-84-96736-97-9.