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Nastaran Hashemi

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A Fully Lagrangian Numerical Method For Calculating The Dynamics Of Oscillating Micro And Nanoscale Objects Immersed In Fluid, Nicole N. Hashemi, Mark Paul, Javier Alcazar, Raul Radovitzky Jan 2007

A Fully Lagrangian Numerical Method For Calculating The Dynamics Of Oscillating Micro And Nanoscale Objects Immersed In Fluid, Nicole N. Hashemi, Mark Paul, Javier Alcazar, Raul Radovitzky

Nastaran Hashemi

Many micro and nano-technologies rely upon the complicated motion of objects immersed in a viscous fluid. It is often the case that for such problems analytical theory is not available to quantitatively describe and predict the device dynamics. In addition, the numerical simulation of such devices involves moving boundaries and use of the standard Eulerian computational approaches are often difficult to implement. In order to address this problem we use and validate a fully Lagrangian finite element approach that treats the moving boundaries in a natural manner. We validate the method for use in calculating the dynamics of oscillating objects ...