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This paper reports the computer simulation of a flapping flexible filament in a flowing soap film using the immersed boundary method. Our mathematical formulation includes filament mass and elasticity, gravity, air resistance, and the two wires that bound the flowing soap film. The incompressible viscous Navier–Stokes equations, which are used to describe(More)
Atherosclerotic plaque can cause severe stenosis in the artery lumen. Blood flow through a substantially narrowed artery may have different flow characteristics and produce different forces acting on the plaque surface and artery wall. The disturbed flow and force fields in the lumen may have serious implications on vascular endothelial cells, smooth muscle(More)
We have introduced a modified penalty approach into the flow-structure interaction solver that combines an immersed boundary method (IBM) and a multi-block lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) to model an incompressible flow and elastic boundaries with finite mass. The effect of the solid structure is handled by the IBM in which the stress exerted by the(More)
Fluid slip along hydrophobic microchannel walls has been observed experimentally by Tretheway and Meinhart [Phys. Fluids, 14 (3) (2002) L9]. In this paper, we show how fluid slip can be modeled by the lattice Boltzmann method and investigate a proposed mechanism for the apparent fluid slip [Phys. Fluids (2003)]. By applying an exponentially decaying(More)
This paper reports the numerical study of the drag of a flexible elastic fiber immersed in a two-dimensional viscous flow using the immersed boundary (IB) method. We found drag reduction of a flexible fiber compared to a stiff one and the drag coefficient decreases with respect to the dimensionless fiber length within a certain range. The results are a(More)
Motivated by a laboratory experiment reported in Alben, Shelley & Zhang (Nature, vol. 420, 2002, p. 479), we performed simulations of an elastic fibre anchored at its centre point and immersed in a flowing viscous incompressible fluid by the immersed boundary (IB) method. We focus on the influence of some dimensionless parameters on vortex shedding from the(More)