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In this paper, the passive control of flow past a semi-circular cylinder is investigated. This control is achieved by adding a porous medium between the solid obstacle and the incompressible fluid in order to reduce drag forces and regularize the flow. A vortex-penalization method is chosen to easily model the flow in the different media. Several… (More)

- Chloé Mimeau, Federico Gallizio, Georges-Henri Cottet, Iraj Mortazavi
- 2015

In this work, a penalization method is discussed in the context of vortex methods for incompressible flows around complex geometries. In particular, we illustrate the method in two cases: the flow around a rotating blade for Reynolds numbers 1000 and 10,000 and the flow past a semi-circular body consisting of a porous layer surrounding a rigid body at… (More)

In this work a vortex method is used to simulate and control an incompressible two-dimensional transitional flow over a backward-facing step. Two different control strategies are implemented to modify the shedding, the recirculation zone behind the step and the transport in the channel. The first technique consists in using a pulsing inlet velocity and the… (More)

In this work three branches of Immersed Boundary Methods (IBM) are described and validated for incompressible aerodynamics and fluid-structure interactions. These three approaches are: Cut Cell method, Vortex-Penalization method and Forcing method. Two first techniques are validated for external bluff-body flows and the last one is used for fluid-structure… (More)

Vortex methods rely principally on a discretization of the continuous two-dimensional time dependent vorticity eld into a large number of vortex \blobs", whose position and strength determine the underlying velocity eld. In this paper, the convergence of the random vortex method (RVM) for a complex ow is studied in function of three discretization… (More)

- Chloé Mimeau, Iraj Mortazavi, G.-H. Cottet
- 2017

In this work, a passive flow control study is proposed in order to regularize the flow dynamics around a hemisphere at a low and a higher Reynolds number in the wake transition regime. This passive control is realized by covering the projected curved surface of the hemisphere with a porous coating. The presence of such porous medium modifies the boundary… (More)

Water distribution networks are subject to potential intentional contaminations to cause harm to the consumer. Reliable transport models are needed to detect, trace and follow any contaminant transported inside the network. For now, the transport of contaminants in pipes has been mostly modeled assuming perfect mixing conditions at T-junction. However, some… (More)

- Chloé Mimeau, Iraj Mortazavi, Georges-Henri Cottet
- ICCS
- 2017

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