Simulations of single and multiple swimmers with non-divergence free deforming geometries

M. Gazzola, P. Chatelain, W. M. van Rees, and P. Koumoutsakos, Journal of Computational Physics, 230(19):7093–7114, 2011
We present a vortex particle method coupled with a penalization technique to simulate single and multiple swimmers in an incompressible, viscous flow in two and three dimensions. The proposed algorithm can handle arbitrarily deforming bodies and their corresponding non-divergence free deformation velocity fields. The method is validated on a number of benchmark problems with stationary and moving boundaries. Results include flows of tumbling objects and single and multiple self-propelled swimmers.

doi: 10.1016/