Donald W. Schwendeman

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We describe a method for the numerical solution of high-speed reactive flow in complex geometries using overlapping grids and block-structured adaptive mesh refinement. We consider flows described by the reactive Euler equations with an ideal equation of state and various stiff reaction models. These equations are solved using a second-order accurate(More)
A numerical method is described for inviscid, compressible, multi-material flow in two space dimensions. The flow is governed by the multi-material Euler equations with a general mixture equation of state. Composite overlapping grids are used to handle complex flow geometry and block-structured adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) is used to locally increase grid(More)
In most cases authors are permitted to post their version of the article (e.g. in Word or Tex form) to their personal website or institutional repository. Authors requiring further information regarding Elsevier's archiving and manuscript policies are encouraged to visit: Abstract This paper describes an approach for the numerical solution of time-dependent(More)
This paper considers the Riemann problem and an associated Godunov method for a model of compressible two-phase flow. The model is a reduced form of the well-known Baer-Nunziato model which describes the behavior of granular explosives. In the analysis presented here, we focus on the effect of non-conservative nozzling terms in the two-phase model and omit(More)
Emergence of a detonation in a homogeneous, exothermically reacting medium can be deemed to occur in two phases. The first phase processes the medium so as to create conditions ripe for the onset of detonation. The actual events leading up to preconditioning may vary from one experiment to the next, but typically, at the end of this stage the medium is hot(More)
As the desired feature sizes of semiconductor wafers continue to shrink, the ability to globally planarize the wafer surface becomes increasingly important. Chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) has the capability to achieve adequate local and global planarization necessitated by stringent future submicrometer very large scale integration (VLSI)(More)
We consider the solution of the reactive and non-reactive Euler equations on two-dimensional domains that evolve in time. The domains are discretized using moving overlapping grids. In a typical grid construction, boundary-fitted grids are used to represent moving boundaries, and these grids overlap with stationary background Cartesian grids.(More)
We describe a mixed Eulerian-Lagrangian approach for solving fluid-structure interaction (FSI) problems. The technique, which uses deforming composite grids (DCG), is applied to FSI problems that couple high speed compressible flow with elastic solids. The fluid and solid domains are discretized with composite overlapping grids. Curvilinear grids are(More)
This paper presents a new computational framework for the simulation of solid mechanics on general overlapping grids with adaptive mesh refinement (AMR). The approach, described here for time-dependent linear elasticity in two and three space dimensions, is motivated by considerations of accuracy, efficiency and flexibility. We consider two approaches for(More)
Stable partitioned algorithms for fluid-structure interaction (FSI) problems are developed and analyzed in this two-part paper. Part I describes an algorithm for incompressible flow coupled with compressible elastic solids, while Part II discusses an algorithm for incompressible flow coupled with structural shells. Importantly, these new added-mass(More)