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Study of matrix decompositions applied to incompressible viscoelastic flows

Grant number: 12/02517-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2012
Effective date (End): February 28, 2014
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Mathematics - Applied Mathematics
Principal researcher:Cassio Machiaveli Oishi
Grantee:Irineu Lopes Palhares Junior
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Presidente Prudente. Presidente Prudente , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:09/15892-9 - Study of stable and accurate numerical methods for transient flows: improvements, implementations, free surface flow problems and viscoelastic models, AP.JP


One difficulty in the solution of complex viscoelastic flows occurs when numerical instabilities arise in the simulation. These instabilities result in a breakdown of numerical schemes used for solving the constitutive equation for non-Newtonian fluids. This difficulty is known as the High Weissenberg Number Problem. In order to avoid these instabilities, matrix decompositions have been applied on the conformation tensor A. In this project we will study some decompositions applied to this tensor which is symmetric and defined positive. Firstly, we will re-write the constitutive equation of the Oldroyd-B model in terms of the conformation tensor A. After this, in the context of the ``Marker-and-Cell'' method, the Navier-Stokes and the constitutive equations will be solved via projection method. Finally, the numerical techniques will be tested for solving two-dimensional incompressible flows. (AU)

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JUNIOR, Irineu Lopes Palhares. Decomposições matriciais para escoamentos viscoelásticos incompressíveis. 2014. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia. Presidente Prudente Presidente Prudente.

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