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The present report reviews some of the major developments in computational fluids mechanics over the two decades of SMIRT Conferences. Emphasis is placed on the finite element method. The paper starts with a review of generalised Galerkin methods for convection dominated problems. Then the basic theoretical concepts underlying the arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian formulation of flow problems are presented, together with ALE finite element models for the basic conservation equations of mass, momentum and energy. Finally, an overview is given of the treatment of fluid-structure interaction problems by means of ALE finite elements.

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Authors: DONEA J, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12268 EN (1989) 30 pp., MF, ECU 4, blow-up copy ECU 5
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Record Number: 199010141 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en