On Using Particle Finite Element for Hydrodynamics Problems Solving

  • Davidova E.V.
  • Korchagova V.N.
  • Marchevskii I.K.

The aim of the present research is to develop software for the Particle Finite Element Method (PFEM) and its verification on the model problem of viscous incompressible flow simulation in a square cavity. The Lagrangian description of the medium motion is used: the nodes of the finite element mesh move together with the fluid that allows to consider them as particles of the medium. Mesh cells deform when in time-stepping procedure, so it is necessary to reconstruct the mesh to provide stability of the finite element numerical procedure. Meshing algorithm allows us to obtain the mesh, which satisfies the Delaunay criteria: it is called “the possible triangles method”. This algorithm is based on the well-known Fortune method of Voronoi diagram constructing for a certain set of points in the plane. The graphical representation of the possible triangles method is shown. It is suitable to use generalization of Delaunay triangulation in order to construct meshes with polygonal cells in case of multiple nodes close to be lying on the same circle.

Keywords: hydrodynamics; Lagrangian description; particle finite element method; mesh reconstrution.
Edition: Science and Education of the Bauman MSTU, 2015, no. 6, pp. 329-345.
DOI: 10.7463/0615.0779350
ISSN: ISSN 1994-0408