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An upwind cell centred Total Lagrangian finite volume algorithm for nearly incompressible explicit fast solid dynamic applications

Jibran Haider, Chun Hean Lee, Antonio Gil Orcid Logo, Antonio Huerta, Javier Bonet, Chun Hean Lee Orcid Logo

Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Volume: 340, Pages: 684 - 727

Swansea University Authors: Jibran Haider, Antonio Gil Orcid Logo, Chun Hean Lee Orcid Logo

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The paper presents a new computational framework for the numerical simulation of fast large strain solid dynamics, with particular emphasis on the treatment of near incompressibility. A complete set of first order hyperbolic conservation equations expressed in terms of the linear momentum and the mi...

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Published in: Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
ISSN: 00457825
Published: 2018
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa40728
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Abstract: The paper presents a new computational framework for the numerical simulation of fast large strain solid dynamics, with particular emphasis on the treatment of near incompressibility. A complete set of first order hyperbolic conservation equations expressed in terms of the linear momentum and the minors of the deformation (namely the deformation gradient, its co-factor and its Jacobian), in conjunction with a polyconvex nearly incompressible constitutive law, is presented. Taking advantage of this elegant formalism, alternative implementations in terms of entropy-conjugate variables are also possible, through suitable symmetrisation of the original system of conservation variables. From the spatial discretisation standpoint, modern Computational Fluid Dynamics code “OpenFOAM” [http://www.openfoam.com/] is here adapted to the field of solid mechanics, with the aim to bridge the gap between computational fluid and solid dynamics. A cell centred finite volume algorithm is employed and suitably adapted. Naturally, discontinuity of the conservation variables across control volume interfaces leads to a Riemann problem, whose resolution requires special attention when attempting to model materials with predominant nearly incompressible behaviour (κ∕μ≥500). For this reason, an acoustic Riemann solver combined with a preconditioning procedure is introduced. In addition, a global a posteriori angular momentum projection procedure proposed in Haider et al. (2017) is also presented and adapted to a Total Lagrangian version of the nodal scheme of Kluth and Després (2010) used in this paper for comparison purposes. Finally, a series of challenging numerical examples is examined in order to assess the robustness and applicability of the proposed methodology with an eye on large scale simulation in future works.
Keywords: First order conservation laws; Large strain solid dynamics; Finite volume method; Riemann solver; OpenFOAM
College: College of Engineering
Start Page: 684
End Page: 727