A mixed u–p edge-based smoothed particle finite element formulation for viscous flow simulations

Reinold, J. and Meschke, G.

Volume: Pages:
DOI: 10.1007/s00466-021-02119-w
Published: 2021

A mixed u–p edge-based smoothed particle finite element formulation is proposed for computational simulations of viscous flow. In order to improve the accuracy of the standard particle finite element method, edge-based and face-based smoothing operations on the displacement gradient are proposed for 2D and 3D analyses, respectively. Consequently, spatial integration involving the smoothing operator is performed on smoothing domains. The constitutive model is based on an elasto-viscoplastic formulation allowing for simulations of viscous fluid or fluid-like solid materials. The viscous response is modeled using an overstress function. The performance of the proposed edge-based smoothed particle finite element method (ES-PFEM) is demonstrated by several numerical benchmark studies, showing an excellent agreement with analytical and reference solutions and an improved accuracy and computational efficiency in comparison with results from the standard PFEM model. Finally, a numerical application of the ES-PFEM to the computational simulation of the extrusion process during 3D-concrete-printing is discussed. © 2021, The Author(s).

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