Immersed boundary methods. (English) Zbl 1117.76049

Lumley, John L. (ed.) et al., Annual review of fluid mechanics. Vol. 37. Palo Alto, CA: Annual Reviews (ISBN 0-8243–0737-2/hbk). Annu. Rev. Fluid Mech. 37, 239-261 (2005).
From the introduction: The term “immersed boundary method” was first used in reference to a method developed by Peskin (1972) to simulate cardiac mechanics and associated blood flow. The distinguishing feature of this method was that the entire simulation was carried out on a Cartesian grid, which did not conform to the geometry of the heart, and a novel procedure was formulated for imposing the effect of the immersed boundary (IB) on the flow. Since Peskin introduced this method, numerous modifications and refinements have been proposed and a number of variants of this approach now exist. In addition, there is another class of methods, usually referred to as “Cartesian grid methods”, which were originally developed for simulating inviscid flows with complex embedded solid boundaries on Cartesian grids (Berger and Aftosmis 1998, Clarke et al. 1986, Zeeuw and Powell 1991). These methods have been extended to simulate unsteady viscous flows (Udaykumar et al. 1996, Ye et al. 1999) and thus have capabilities similar to those of IB methods.
In this review, we use the term immersed boundary (IB) method to encompass all such methods that simulate viscous flows with immersed (or embedded) boundaries on grids that do not conform to the shape of these boundaries. Furthermore, this review focuses mainly on IB methods for flows with immersed solid boundaries. Application of these and related methods to problems with liquid-liquid and liquid-gas boundaries was covered in previous reviews by Anderson et al. (1998) and Scardovelli and Zaleski (1999).
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Berger MJ, Aftosmis MJ. 1998. Aspects (and aspect ratios) of Cartesian mesh methods. Proc. 16th Int. Conf. Numer. Methods Fluid Dyn.
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Udaykumar HS, Shyy W, Rao MM. 1996. Elafint: A mixed Eulerian-Lagrangian method for fluid flows with complex and moving boundaries. Int. J. Numer. Methods Fluids 22:691–705
Ye T, Mittal R, Udaykumar HS, Shyy W. 1999. An accurate Cartesian grid method for viscous incompressible flows with complex immersed boundaries. J. Comput. Phys. 156:209–40
Anderson DM, McFadden GB, Wheeler AA. 1998. Diffuse-interface methods in fluid mechanics. Annu. Rev. Fluid Mech. 30:139–165
Scardovelli R, Zaleski S. 1999. Direct numerical simulation of free-surface and interfacial flows. Annu. Rev. Fluid. Mech. 31:567–603
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76M25 Other numerical methods (fluid mechanics) (MSC2010)
76-02 Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to fluid mechanics
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