Revisiting the open boundary problem in computational fluid dynamics

Véronique Martin 1 Eric Blayo 2
2 MOISE - Modelling, Observations, Identification for Environmental Sciences
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, LJK - Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann, INPG - Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble
Abstract : The overall context of this work is the design of e cient open boundary conditions (OBCs) for limited area models of the ocean circulation. In these limited areas, complex systems of equations are solved using a high resolution grid. On the arti cial boundaries, boundary conditions with some available external information, must be prescribed. Such external information is generally available from previous simulations of large scale low resolution models. Ideally, the OBC must evacuate the outgoing information reaching the boundary, and must take into account the incoming part of the external information. In this talk, we propose a reformulation of this problem in which the link with absorbing boundary conditions is highlighted. This formulation allows a complete treatment of the problem in simple cases like the 1D Laplace equation, which illustrates in particular the context in which absorbing conditions may be or not e cient OBCs. Moreover some numerical applications for shallow water systems will be given
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Véronique Martin, Eric Blayo. Revisiting the open boundary problem in computational fluid dynamics. DD 20 - 20th international conference on Domain Decomposition Methods, Feb 2011, San Diego, United States. 2011. 〈hal-00769113〉



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