International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids

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20 April 2012

Volume 68, Issue 11

Pages 1341–1470

  1. Editorials

    1. Top of page
    2. Editorials
    3. Research Articles
    1. Computational fluid mechanics for free and moving boundary problems (pages 1341–1342)

      Rekha R. Rao, Thomas A. Baer and David R. Noble

      Version of Record online: 15 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/fld.3662

  2. Research Articles

    1. Top of page
    2. Editorials
    3. Research Articles
    1. A level set method to study foam processing: a validation study (pages 1362–1392)

      Rekha R. Rao, Lisa A. Mondy, David R. Noble, Harry K. Moffat, Douglas B. Adolf and P.K. Notz

      Version of Record online: 14 SEP 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/fld.2671

    2. Numerical simulation of lateral migration of red blood cells in Poiseuille flows (pages 1393–1408)

      Lingling Shi, Tsorng-Whay Pan and Roland Glowinski

      Version of Record online: 23 OCT 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/fld.2455

    3. Effects of element order and interface reconstruction in FEM/volume-of-fluid incompressible flow simulation (pages 1422–1437)

      Samuel P. Schofield and Mark A. Christon

      Version of Record online: 14 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/fld.3657

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      The moment-of-fluid interface reconstruction method has shown dramatic improvements in advection tests, but this did not create an equivalent improvement in the volume-tracked flow simulations using low-order elements. The effects of the spatial discretization, using Q1Q0 or Q2P−1 elements, combined with first-order and second-order interface reconstruction methods are examined. The Q2P−1 elements show reduced convergence in volume-tracked simulations. Although momentof-fluid shows some benefit of higher-order elements, the accuracy improvements shown in the advection tests are not recovered.