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This work describes a novel formulation for the simulation of Navier-Stokes problems including embedded objects. The new proposal is based on the use of a modified finite element space, which replaces the standard one within the elements intersected by the immersed geometry. The modified space is able to exactly reproduce the jumps happening at the embedded boundary while preserving the conformity across the faces intersected by the embedded object. The paper focuses particularly on the imposition of a slip boundary condition on the surface of the embedded geometry, proposing a new technique for the application of such constraint. The new proposal is carefully benchmarked using the results of a body fitted technique and of an alternative embedded approach. Potential applications of interest are also presented.

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Published on 01/01/2019

DOI: 10.1016/j.cma.2019.05.007
Licence: CC BY-NC-SA license

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