When: Mar 17 2022 @ 1:30 PM

Title: Evaluating near-singular integrals with application to vortex sheet and multi-nested Stokes flow

Abstract: Boundary integral formulations yield efficient numerical methods to solve elliptic boundary value problems.  They are the method of choice for interfacial fluid flow in either the inviscid vortex sheet limit, or the viscous Stokes limit. The fluid velocity at a target point is given by an integral over all interfaces. However, for target points near, but not on the interface, the integrals are near-singular and standard quadratures lose accuracy. While several accurate methods for near-singular integrals exist in planar geometries, they do not generally apply to the non-analytic case that arises in axisymmetric geometries. We present a method based on Taylor series expansions of the integrand about basepoints on the interface that accurately resolve a large class of integrals, and apply it to solve the near-interface problem in planar vortex sheet flow, axisymmetric Stokes flow, and Stokes flow in 3D. The application to multi-nested Stokes flow uses a novel representation of the fluid velocity.

Here is the zoom link is:  https://wse.zoom.us/j/95448608570