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Data from: A computational method for sharp interface advection


Roenby, Johan; Bredmose, Henrik; Jasak, Hrvoje (2016), Data from: A computational method for sharp interface advection, Dryad, Dataset,


We devise a numerical method for passive advection of a surface, such as the interface between two incompressible fluids, across a computational mesh. The method is called isoAdvector, and is developed for general meshes consisting of arbitrary polyhedral cells. The algorithm is based on the volume of fluid (VOF) idea of calculating the volume of one of the fluids transported across the mesh faces during a time step. The novelty of the isoAdvector concept consists in two parts: First, we exploit an isosurface concept for modelling the interface inside cells in a geometric surface reconstruction step. Second, from the reconstructed surface, we model the motion of the face-interface intersection line for a general polygonal face to obtain the time evolution within a time step of the submerged face area. Integrating this submerged area over the time step leads to an accurate estimate for the total volume of fluid transported across the face. The method was tested on simple 2D and 3D interface advection problems both on structured and unstructured meshes. The results are very satisfactory both in terms of volume conservation, boundedness, surface sharpness, and efficiency. The isoAdvector method was implemented as an OpenFOAM® extension and is published as open source.

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