In the present paper, a Vortex Particle Method is combined with a Boundary Element Method for the study of viscous incompressible planar flow around solid bodies. The method is based on Chorins operator splitting approach for the Navier–Stokes equations written in vorticity–velocity formulation, and consists of an advection step followed by a diffusion step. The evaluation of the advection velocity exploits the Helmholtz–Hodge Decomposition, while the no-slip condition is enforced by an indirect boundary integral equation. The above decomposition and splitting are discussed in comparison to the analogous decomposition for the pressure-velocity formulation of the governing equations. The Vortex Particle Method is implemented with a completely meshless algorithm, as neither advection nor diffusion requires topological connection of the point lattice. The results of the meshless approach are compared with those obtained by a mesh-based Finite Volume Method, where the pseudo-compressible iteration is exploited to enforce the solenoidal constraint on the velocity field. Several benchmark tests were performed for verification and validation purposes. In particular, we analyzed the two-dimensional flow past a circle, past an ellipse with incidence and past a triangle for different Reynolds numbers.

### Chorin's approaches revisited: Vortex Particle Method vs Finite Volume Method

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In the present paper, a Vortex Particle Method is combined with a Boundary Element Method for the study of viscous incompressible planar flow around solid bodies. The method is based on Chorins operator splitting approach for the Navier–Stokes equations written in vorticity–velocity formulation, and consists of an advection step followed by a diffusion step. The evaluation of the advection velocity exploits the Helmholtz–Hodge Decomposition, while the no-slip condition is enforced by an indirect boundary integral equation. The above decomposition and splitting are discussed in comparison to the analogous decomposition for the pressure-velocity formulation of the governing equations. The Vortex Particle Method is implemented with a completely meshless algorithm, as neither advection nor diffusion requires topological connection of the point lattice. The results of the meshless approach are compared with those obtained by a mesh-based Finite Volume Method, where the pseudo-compressible iteration is exploited to enforce the solenoidal constraint on the velocity field. Several benchmark tests were performed for verification and validation purposes. In particular, we analyzed the two-dimensional flow past a circle, past an ellipse with incidence and past a triangle for different Reynolds numbers.
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Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: `https://hdl.handle.net/11697/135248`
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