A shifting discontinuous-grid-block lattice Boltzmann method for moving boundary simulations

Nipun Arora, Amit Gupta, Wei Shyy
2016 Computers & Fluids  
A translating discontinuous-grid-block model for moving boundaries of finite thickness based on multirelaxation time version of lattice Boltzmann method has been developed. The implementation of this model to simulate moving boundary flows has been demonstrated for the cases of a cylinder in simple shear flow, a single rigid wing executing 'clap and fling' motion, and the propulsion of a plunging flat plate. A number of interpolation schemes of linear, quadratic and cubic natures are assessed
more » ... ound the discontinuous grid interface. It is shown that the implementation of a body-fitted refined mesh that moves along with the object reduces the spurious oscillations registered in the force and velocity measurements compared to a single coarse grid block. Moreover, use of multiple relaxation times helps overcome stability issues at high Reynolds number, normally encountered in the single-relaxation time model. Significantly, in the former model the same base grid could handle flows with good accuracy for 10 ≤ Re ≤ 1000. The proposed technique offers significant advantage in terms of capturing flow around moving solids at lower computational cost and simulation time as compared to the stationary discontinuous-grid-block method.
doi:10.1016/j.compfluid.2015.11.003 fatcat:etadlab6gjdevi5k2hjdrmhsfu