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Time-accurate anisotropic mesh adaptation for three-dimensional moving mesh problems

Abstract : Time dependent simulations are still a challenge for industry, notably due to problems raised by moving boundaries, both in terms of CPU cost and accuracy. This thesis presents contributions to several aspects of simulations with moving meshes. A moving-mesh algorithm based on a large deformation time step and connectivity changes (swaps) is studied. An elasticity method and an Inverse Distance Weighted interpolation method are compared on many 3D examples, demonstrating the efficiency of the algorithm in handling large geometry displacement without remeshing. This algorithm is coupled with an Arbitrary-Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) solver, whose schemes and implementation in 3D are described in details. A linear interpolation scheme is used to handle swaps. Validation test cases showed that the use of swaps does not impact notably the accuracy of the solution, while several other complex 3D examples demonstrate the capabilities of the approach both with imposed motion and Fluid-Structure Interaction problems. Metric-based mesh adaptation has proved its efficiency in improving the accuracy of steady simulation at a reasonable cost. We consider the extension of these methods to unsteady problems, updating the previous fixed-point algorithm thanks to a new space-time error analysis based on the continuous mesh model. An efficient p-thread parallelization enables running 3D unsteady adaptative simulations with a new level of accuracy. This algorithm is extended to moving mesh problems, notably by correcting the optimal unsteady metric. Finally several 3D examples of adaptative moving mesh simulations are exhibited, that prove our concept by improving notably the accuracy of the solution for a reasonable time cost.
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Nicolas Barral. Time-accurate anisotropic mesh adaptation for three-dimensional moving mesh problems. General Mathematics [math.GM]. Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris VI, 2015. English. ⟨NNT : 2015PA066476⟩. ⟨tel-01284113v2⟩

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