Tuesday, May 7, 2013

1305.1180 (Giulio G. Giusteri et al.)

Nonlinear free fall of one-dimensional rigid bodies in hyperviscous

Giulio G. Giusteri, Alfredo Marzocchi, Alessandro Musesti
We consider the free fall of slender rigid bodies in a viscous incompressible fluid. We show that the dimensional reduction (DR), performed by substituting the slender bodies with one-dimensional rigid objects, together with a hyperviscous regularization (HR) of the Navier-Stokes equation for the three-dimensional fluid lead to a well-posed fluid-structure interaction problem. In contrast to what can be achieved within a classical framework, the hyperviscous term permits a sound definition of the viscous force acting on the one-dimensional immersed body, and global-in-time existence and uniqueness of a solution can be proved. Those results show that the DR/HR procedure can be effectively employed for the mathematical modeling of the free fall problem in the slender-body limit.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1305.1180

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