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Simple front tracking

By J. Glimm, J.W. Grove, X. Li and N. Zhao


A new and simplified front tracking algorithm has been developed as an aspect of the extension of this algorithm to three dimensions. Here the authors emphasize two main results: (1) a simplified description of the microtopology of the interface, based on interface crossings with cell block edges, and (2) an improved algorithm for the interaction of a tracked contact discontinuity with an untracked shock wave. For the latter question, they focus on the post interaction jump at the contact, which is a purely 1D issue. Comparisons to other methods, including the level set method, are included

Topics: Numerical Solution, 42 Engineering Not Included In Other Categories, 99 Mathematics, Computers, Information Science, Management, Law, Miscellaneous, Multiphase Flow, Algorithms, Mesh Generation, Shock Waves, Nonlinear Problems, Instability
Publisher: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Year: 1999
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Provided by: UNT Digital Library
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