Lagrangian-Eulerian finite element formulation for incompressible viscous flows

Thomas J R Hughes*, Wing Kam Liu, Thomas K. Zimmermann

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A transient, finite element formulation is given for incompressible viscous flows in an arbitrarily mixed Lagrangian-Eulerian description. The procedures developed are appropriate for modeling the fluid subdomain of many fluid-solid interaction, and free-surface problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)329-349
Number of pages21
JournalComputer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Computer Science Applications


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