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High-order finite volume method for solving viscoelastic fluid flows
Muniz, Andre Rodrigues
Secchi, Argimiro Resende
Cardozo, Nilo Sérgio Medeiros
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is widely used by polymer processing industries in order to evaluate polymeric fluid flows. A successful computational code must provide reliable predictions (modeling) in a fast and efficient way (simulation). In this work, a new approach to solve the governing equations of viscoelastic fluid flows is proposed. It is based on the finite-volume method with collocated arrangement of the variables, using high-order approximations for the linear and nonlinear average fluxes in the interfaces and for the nonlinear terms obtained from the discretization of the constitutive equations. The approximations are coupled to the Weighted Essentially Non-Oscillatory (WENO) scheme to avoid oscillations in the solution. The Oldroyd-B model is used to describe the rheological behavior of the viscoelastic fluid. The average values of the variables in the volumes are used during the resolution, and the point values are recovered in the post-processing step by deconvolution of the average values. The nonlinear system, resulting from the discretization of the equations, is solved simultaneously using a Newton-like method. The obtained solutions are oscillation-free and accurate, demonstrated by the application on a classic problem in computational fluid dynamics, the slip-stick flow.