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Mikhail Shashkov


Speaker: Mikhail Shashkov
Title: Adaptive Moment-of-Fluid Method
Affiliation: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Date: Friday, December 2, 2011
Place and Time: Room 101, Love Building, 3:35-4:30 pm
Refreshments: Room 204, Love Building, 3:00 pm

Abstract. A novel adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) strategy based on the moment-of-fluid (MOF) method for volume-tracking of evolving interfaces is presented. Moment-of-fluid method is a new interface reconstruction and volume advection method using volume fractions as well as material centroids. The mesh refinement criterion is based on the deviation of the actual centroid obtained by interface reconstruction from the reference centroid given by moment advection process. The centroid error indicator detects not only high curvature regions but also regions with complicated subcell structures like filaments. A new Lagrange+remap scheme is presented for advecting moments, which includes Lagrangian backtracking, polygon intersection-based remapping and forward tracking to define the material centroid. The effectiveness and efficiency of AMR-MOF method is demonstrated with classical test problems, such as Zalesak's disk and reversible vortex problem. The comparison with previously published results for these problems shows the superior accuracy of the AMR-MOF method over other methods. In addition, two new test cases with severe deformation rates are introduced, namely droplet deformation and S-shape deformation problems, for further demonstration of the capabilities of the AMR- MOF method.