The paper at hand deals with the modeling of turbulence effects on the dynamics of a long slender elastic fiber. Independent of the choice of the drag model, a general aerodynamic force concept is derived on the basis of the velocity field for the randomly fluctuating component of the flow. Its construction as a centered differentiable Gaussian field… (More)
HYPOTHESIS Cochlear fluid pharmacokinetics can be better represented by three-dimensional (3D) finite-element simulations of drug dispersal. BACKGROUND Local drug deliveries to the round window membrane are increasingly being used to treat inner ear disorders. Crucial to the development of safe therapies is knowledge of drug distribution in the inner ear… (More)
In the present paper a general critisicsm of kinetic equations for vehicular traac is given. The necessity of introducing an Enskog-type correction into these equations is shown. An Enskog-like kinetic traac ow equation is presented and uid dynamic equations are derived. This derivation yields new coeecients for the standard uid dynamic equations of… (More)
A way to derive consistently kinetic models for vehicular traac from microscopic follow the leader models is presented. The obtained class of kinetic equations is investigated. Explicit examples for kinetic models are developed with a particular emphasis on obtaining models that give realistic results. For space homogeneous traac ow situations numerical… (More)
We present the application of a meshfree method for simulations of interaction between fluids and flexible structures. As a flexible structure we consider a sheet of paper. In a two-dimensional framework this sheet can be modeled as curve by the dynamical Kirchhoff-Love theory. The external forces taken into account are gravitation and the pressure… (More)
In this paper the work presented in 4] is continued. The present paper contains detailed numerical investigations of the models developed there. A numerical method to treat the kinetic equations obtained in 4] is presented. Space homogeneous and inhomogeneous situations are considered.