Simulation of a Flapping Flexible Filament in a Flowing Soap Film by the Immersed Boundary Method

  title={Simulation of a Flapping Flexible Filament in a Flowing Soap Film by the Immersed Boundary Method},
  author={Luoding Zhu and Charles S. Peskin},
  journal={Journal of Computational Physics},
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 the motion of the soap film and filament in our formulation, are discretized on a fixed uniform Eulerian lattice while the filament equations… 

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