Space–time flow computation with boundary layer and contact representation: a 10-year history

Kenji Takizawa*, Tayfun E. Tezduyar


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In computation of flow problems with moving solid surfaces, moving-mesh methods such as the space–time (ST) variational multiscale method enable mesh-resolution control near the solid surfaces and thus high-resolution boundary-layer representation. There was, however, a perception that in computations where the solid surfaces come into contact, high-resolution boundary-layer representation and actual-contact representation without leaving a mesh protection opening between the solid surfaces were mutually exclusive objectives in a practical sense. The introduction of the ST topology change (ST-TC) method in 2013 changed the perception. The two objectives were no longer mutually exclusive. The ST-TC makes moving-mesh computation possible even without leaving a mesh protection opening. The contact is represented as an actual contact and the boundary layer is represented with high resolution. Elements collapse or are reborn as needed, and that is attainable in the ST framework while retaining the computational efficiency at a practical level. The ST-TC now has a 10-year history of achieving the two objectives that were long seen as mutually exclusive. With the ST-TC and other ST computational methods introduced before and after, it has been possible to address many of the challenges encountered in conducting flow analysis with boundary layer and contact representation, in the presence of additional intricacies such as geometric complexity, isogeometric discretization, and rotation or deformation of the solid surfaces. The flow analyses conducted with these ST methods include car and tire aerodynamics with road contact and tire deformation and ventricle-valve-aorta flow. To help widen awareness of these methods and what they can do, we provide an overview of the methods, including those formulated in the context of isogeometric analysis, and the computations performed over the 10-year history of the ST-TC.

ジャーナルComputational Mechanics
出版ステータスPublished - 2024 3月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 計算力学
  • 海洋工学
  • 機械工学
  • 計算理論と計算数学
  • 計算数学
  • 応用数学


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