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Numerical Aspects of the Implementation of Artificial Boundary Conditions for Laminar Fluid-Structure Interactions


C. Boeckle1 P. Wittwer1
1University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland


Effect of boundary conditions on flow behavior.

We discuss the implementation of artificial boundary conditions for stationary Navier-Stokes flows past bodies in the half-plane, for a range of low Reynolds numbers. When truncating the half-plane to a finite domain for numerical purposes, artificial boundaries appear. We present an explicit Dirichlet condition for the velocity at these boundaries in terms of an asymptotic expansion for the solution to the problem. We show a substantial increase in accuracy of the computed values for drag and lift when compared with results for traditional boundary conditions. We also analyze the qualitative behavior of the solutions in terms of the streamlines of the flow.

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