New Publication: Adaptive geometric multigrid for the mixed finite cell formulation of Stokes and Navier–Stokes equations

A new open access article with the title "Adaptive geometric multigrid for the mixed finite cell formulation of Stokes and Navier–Stokes equations" has been published in the international journal for "Numerical Methods in Fluids".

The unfitted finite element methods have emerged as a popular alternative to classical finite element methods for the solution of partial differential equations and allow modeling arbitrary geometries without the need for a boundary-conforming mesh. On the other hand, the efficient solution of the resultant system is a challenging task because of the numerical ill-conditioning that typically entails from the formulation of such methods. We use an adaptive geometric multigrid solver for the solution of the mixed finite cell formulation of saddle-point problems and investigate its convergence in the context of the Stokes and Navier–Stokes equations. We present two smoothers for the treatment of cutcells in the finite cell method and analyze their effectiveness for the model problems using a numerical benchmark. Results indicate that the presented multigrid method is capable of solving the model problems independently of the problem size and is robust with respect to the depth of the grid hierarchy.

The open access article with the DOI 10.1002/fld.5180 can be read here

The research was funded by: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Interaction Modeling in Mechanized Tunneling, Grant/Award Number: 77309832

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