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D. M. Tartakovsky and D. Xiu, "Stochastic analysis of transport in tubes with rough walls", J. Comput. Phys., vol. 217, no. 1, pp. 248-259, 2006


Flow and transport in tubes with rough surfaces play an important role in a variety of applications. Often the topology of such surfaces cannot be accurately described in all of its relevant details due to either insufficient data, or measurement errors, or both. In such cases, this topological uncertainty can be efficiently handled by treating rough boundaries as random fields, so that an underlying physical phenomenon is described by deterministic or stochastic differential equations in random domains. To deal with this class of problems, we use a computational framework, which is based on stochastic mappings to transform the original deterministic/stochastic problem in a random domain into a stochastic problem in a deterministic domain. The latter problem has been studied more extensively and existing analytical/numerical techniques can be readily applied. In this paper, we employ both a generalized polynomial chaos and Monte Carlo simulations to solve the transformed stochastic problem. We use our approach to describe transport of a passive scalar in Stokes' flow, and to quantify the corresponding predictive uncertainty.

BibTeX Entry

author = {D. M. Tartakovsky and D. Xiu},
title = {Stochastic analysis of transport in tubes with rough walls},
year = {2006},
urlpdf = {},
journal = {J. Comput. Phys.},
volume = {217},
number = {1},
pages = {248-259}