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CutFEM method for Stefan--Signorini problems with application in pulsed laser ablation

Claus, Susanne ORCID:, Bigot, Samuel ORCID: and Kerfriden, Pierre ORCID: 2018. CutFEM method for Stefan--Signorini problems with application in pulsed laser ablation. SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing 40 (5) , B1444-B1469. 10.1137/18M1185697

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In this article, we develop a cut finite element method for one-phase Stefan problems with applications in laser manufacturing. The geometry of the workpiece is represented implicitly via a level set function. Material above the melting/vaporization temperature is represented by a fictitious gas phase. The moving interface between the workpiece and the fictitious gas phase may cut arbitrarily through the elements of the finite element mesh, which remains fixed throughout the simulation, thereby circumventing the need for cumbersome remeshing operations. The primal/dual formulation of the linear one-phase Stefan problem is recast into a primal nonlinear formulation using a Nitsche-type approach, which avoids the difficulty of constructing inf-sup stable primal/dual pairs. Through the careful derivation of stabilization terms, we show that the proposed Stefan--Signorini--Nitsche CutFEM method remains stable independently of the cut location. In addition, we obtain optimal convergence with respect to space and time refinement. Several 2D and 3D examples are proposed, highlighting the robustness and flexibility of the algorithm, together with its relevance to the field of micromanufacturing.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Publisher: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
ISSN: 1064-8275
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 10 September 2019
Date of Acceptance: 8 August 2018
Last Modified: 11 May 2023 20:31

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