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An improved unified solver for compressible and incompressible fluids involving free surfaces. II. Multi-time-step integration and applications

Computer Physics Communications
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DOI: 10.1016/s0010-4655(02)00691-4
  • Unified Solution
  • Cip
  • Compressible Fluid
  • Incompressible Fluid
  • Multi-Time-Step Integration
  • Extrapolation
  • Free-Surface Flow
  • Bubble Dynamics
  • Musicology
  • Physics


Abstract An improved numerical solver for the unified solution of compressible and incompressible fluids involving interfaces is proposed. The present method is based on the CIP–CUP (Cubic Interpolated Propagation/Combined, Unified Procedure) method, which is a pressure-based semi-implicit solver for the Euler equations of fluid flows. In Part I of this series of articles [M. Ida, Comput. Phys. Commun. 132 (2000) 44], we proposed an improved scheme for the convection terms in the equations, which allowed us discontinuous descriptions of the density interface by replacing the cubic interpolation function used in the CIP scheme with a quadratic extrapolation function only around the interface. In this paper, as Part II of this series, the multi-time-step integration technique is adapted to the CIP–CUP integration. Because the CIP–CUP treats different-nature components in the fluid equations separately, the adaptation of the technique is straightforward. This modification allows us flexible determinations of the time interval, which results in an efficient and accurate integration. Furthermore, some additional discussion on our methods is presented. Finally, the application results to composite flow problems such as compressible and incompressible Kelvin–Helmholtz instabilities and the dynamics of two acoustically coupled deformable bubbles in a viscous liquid are provided.

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