CARDAMOMCARDAMOMst, 2015 (website).
The CARDAMOM project aims at providing a robust modelling strategy for
engineering applications involving complex flows with moving fronts.
The term front here denotes either an actual material boundary (e.g. multiple phases),
a physical discontinuity (e.g. shock waves),
or a transition layer between regions with completely different dominant flow behaviour (e.g. breaking waves).
These fronts introduce a multiscale behaviour. The resolution of
all the scales is however not feasible in certification and optimization cycles. Moreover, the full scale behaviour is not
necessary in many engineering applications, while in others it is enough to
model the average effect of small scales on large ones (closure models).
We plan to develop applicationtailored models
obtained by a tight combination of asymptotic PDE (Partial Differential Equations) modelling,
adaptive high order PDE discretizations, and a quantitative certification step assessing
the sensitivity of outputs to both model components
(equations, numerical methods, etc) and random variations of the data.
The goal is to improve operational models used in parametric analysis and design cycles,
by increasing both accuracy and confidence in the results. This is achieved by combining
improved physical and numerical modelling, and assessment of output uncertainties.
This requires a research program mixing of PDE analysis,
high order discretizations, Uncertainty Quantification (UQ), and to some extend optimization and inverse modelling. These skiss need to be also combined with some specific engineering know how to tackle specific applications.
Part of this scientific themes and of these activities have been part of the work of the BACCUS and MC teams.
CARDAMOM harmonizes and gives new directions to this know how.
The objective of CARDAMOM is to provide improved analysis and design tools for engineering applications involving fluid flows with moving fronts.
In our applications a front is either an actual material interface, a boundary of the domain, or a well identified transition region in which
the flow undergoes a change in its dominant macroscopic character. One example is the certification of wing deanti icing systems, involving the predictions of ice formation and detachment,
and of ice debris trajectories to evaluate the risk of downstream impact on aircraft components 90, 37.
Another application, relevant for space reentry, is the study of transitional regimes in high altitude gas dynamics in which extremely thin
layers appear in the flow which cannot be analysed with classical continuous models (NavierStokes equations) used by engineers 44, 63. A classical example relevant in
coastal engineering is free surface flows. The free surface itself is a material interface, but we can identify also other fronts as e.g. the flooding line (wet/dry transition) or the transition between propagating and breaking waves,
across which relevance of dissipation and vorticity changes dramatically 45. For wave energies, as well as
for aquifers, the transition between free surface and congested flows (below a solid surface) is another example 55.
Other similar examples exist in geophysics, astrophysics, aeronatic and aerospace engineering, civil engineering, energy engineering, material engineering, etc.
In all cases, computationally affordable, fast, and accurate numerical modelling is essential to allow reliable predictions in early stages of the design/analysis 93. Such computational models are also needed for simulations over very long times, especially if changes in many variable input parameters need to be investigated.
To achieve this goal one needs to have a physically relevant Partial Differential Equation (PDE) model, which can be treated numerically efficiently and accurately,
which means possibly with some adaptive numerical technique allowing to mimimize the computational effort.
To this end, the dynamics of some of the fronts can be modelled by appropriate asymptotic/homogeneised PDEs, while other interfaces are explicitly described.
Even in the best of circumstances in all practical applications the reliability of the numerical predictions is limited by the intrinsic uncertainty on the operational conditions
(e.g. boundary/initial conditions, geometry, etc.). To this aleatory uncertainty we must add
the structural epistemic uncertainty related possibly to the use of approximate PDE models.
Besides the limited validity of the derivation
assumptions, these models are often calibrated/validated with experimental data which is itself subject to errors and postprocessing procedures (filtering, averaging, etc ..) 50, 81.
This is even worse in complex flows for which measurements are difficult or impossible to plan or perform due to the inherent exceptional character of the phenomenon (e.g. tsunami events), or technical issues and
danger (e.g. high temperature reentry flows, or combustion), or
impracticality due to the time scales involved (e.g. study of some
new materials' micro/meso structure 51).
So the challenge is to construct
computationally affordable models robust under variability of input paramters
due to uncertainties, certification/optimization, as well as coming from modelling choices.
To face this challenge and provide new tools to accurately and robustly modelize and certify engineering devices based on fluid flows with moving fronts, we propose a program mixing scientific research in asymptotic PDE analysis, high order adaptive PDE discretizations and uncertainty quantification.
We propose a research program mixing asymptotic PDE analysis, high order adaptive discretizations, and uncertainty quantification. In a standard approach a certification study can be described as a modelling exercise involving two black boxes. The first box is the computational model itself, composed of: PDE system, mesh generation/adaptation, and discretization of the PDE (numerical scheme). The second box is the main robust certification loop which contains separate boxes involving the evaluation of the physical model, the postprocessing of the output, and the exploration of the spaces of physical and stochastic parameters (uncertainties). Many interactions exist in this process. Exploiting these interactions could allow to tap as much as possible into the potential of high order methods 67 such as e.g. h, p, r adaptation in the physical model w.r.t. some parametric quantity/sensitivity non necessarily associated to the solution's smoothness.
Our objective is to provide some fundamental advances allowing to bring closer to the operational level modern high order numerical techniques and multifidelity certification and optimization algorithms, possibly using some clever paradigm different from the 2black box approaches above, and involving tight interactions between all the parts of the play: PDE modelling, numerical discretization techniques, uncertainty quantification methods, mesh generation/adaptation methods, physical model validation/calibration, etc. The initial composition of the team provided a unique combination of skills covering all the necessary topics allowing to explore such an avenue. The questions that need to be tackled can be organized in the following main axes/scientific questions:
These themes are discussed in the following sections together with some challenges specific to the engineering applications considered:
In many of the applications we consider intermediate fidelity models can be derived using an asymptotic expansion for the relevant scale resolving PDEs, possibly combined with some form of homogeneization or averaging. The resulting systems of PDEs are often very complex. One of the main challenges is to characterize the underlying structure of such systems: possible conservation laws embedded; additional constraints related to consistency with particular physical states (exact solutions), or to stability (entropy/energy dissipation); etc. A question of paramount importance in practical applications is also the formulation of the boundary conditions. The understanding of these properties is necessary for any new model. Moreover, different forms of the PDE may be better suited to enforce some of these properties at the numerical level.
Another issue when working with asymptotic approximations is that of closure. Indeed, important physical phenomena may be unaccounted for either due to some initial modelling assumptions, or because they involve scales much smaller than those modelled. A typical example is wave breaking in some depth averaged models. Another, relevant for our work, is the appropriate prediction of heat fluxes in turbulent flows.
So our main activities on this axis can be classified according to three main questions:
The efficient and robust discretization of complex PDEs is a classical and widespread research subject. The notion of efficiency is in general related to the combination of high order of accuracy and of some adaptation strategy based on an appropriate model of the error 83, 92.
This strategy is of course also part of our work. However, we are convinced that a more effective path
to obtain effective discretizations consists in exploiting the knowledge of the PDE structure, embedding as much as possible the PDE structure in the discrete equations. This is related to the notion of enhanced consistency that
goes in the direction of what is today often referred to as
constraint or property preserving discretizations. For the type of PDE systems of our interest, the
properties which are of paramount importance to be controlled are for example: the balance between
flux divergence and forcing terms (so called well balanced of Cproperty 40, 80) and the preservation of some
specific steady states; the correct reproduction of the dispersion
relation of the system, especially but not only for dispersive wave propagation;
the preservation of some algebraic constraints, typically the nonnegativity of some thermodynamic quantities;
the respect of a discrete entropy/energy equality or inequality (for stability); the strong consistency with some asymptotic limit of the PDE (AP property); etc.
A fundamental issue is the efficient and accurate treatment of boundary and interface conditions. The idea is to have some approach which tolerates the use of nonconformal meshes, which is genuinely high order, and compatible with adaptation, and of course conformal meshing of the boundary/discontinuity. Techniques allowing the control of the geometrical error due to nonconformity is required. For discontinuities, this also requires an adhoc treatment of the jump condition. For wall boundaries, initial work using penalization has been done in CARDAMOM in the past 34, 73. On Cartesian meshes several techniques exist to control the consistency order based on extrapolation/interpolation, or adaptive methods (cf e.g. 85, 72, 35, 48, 57, 91 and references therein). For discontinuities, we can learn from fitting techniques 41, and from some past work by Prof. Glimm and coworkers 46.
For efficiency, mesh adaptation plays a major role. Mesh size adaptation based on both deformation, radaptation, or remeshing hadaptation, can be designed based on some error model representative. For unsteady flows, the capability to use moving meshes becomes necessary, and geometrical conservation (GCL) needs to be added to the list of constraints to be accounted for 86, 69. In particular, one technique that provides meshes with optimal quality moving together with the unsteady flows, reduction of errors due to convective terms, GCL respected up to machine precision, and high order of accuracy, is offered by the Direct ArbitraryLagrangianEulerian (ALE) methods on moving Voronoi meshes with topology changes 59, 58 that will be further investigated.
Some of the developments of the last years involve the application of the methods/models developed in applied studies. For example research in UQ is more focused on a blackbox approach, however with an industrial perspective. In this sense, methods should be able to work with very expensive computer codes (physical samples), and with a very large number of uncertainties (order of hundreds), and still be able to evaluate single runs and provide as efficiently as possible reliable estimations in for sensitivity analysis, building of metamodels, optimization of design parameters, etc. A second example is the usage of free surface flow models in order to study realistic physical phenomena for tidal bores and tsunami waves. In this spirit, we can roughly divide our work in three main subaxis. 1. Geophysics, 2. Aerospace science/icing, 3. Industrial problems related to materials for space reentry objects.
Impact of large ice debris on downstream aerodynamic surfaces and ingestion by aft mounted engines must be considered during the aircraft certification process. It is typically the result of ice accumulation on unprotected surfaces, ice accretions downstream of ice protected areas, or ice growth on surfaces due to delayed activation of ice protection systems (IPS) or IPS failure. This raises the need for accurate ice trajectory simulation tools to support predesign, design and certification phases while improving cost efficiency. Present ice trajectory simulation tools have limited capabilities due to the lack of appropriate experimental aerodynamic force and moment data for ice fragments and the large number of variables that can affect the trajectories of ice particles in the aircraft flow field like the shape, size, mass, initial velocity, shedding location, etc... There are generally two types of model used to track shed ice pieces. The first type of model makes the assumption that ice pieces do not significantly affect the flow. The second type of model intends to take into account ice pieces interacting with the flow. We are concerned with the second type of models, involving fully coupled timeaccurate aerodynamic and flight mechanics simulations, and thus requiring the use of high efficiency adaptive tools, and possibly tools allowing to easily track moving objects in the flow. We will in particular pursue and enhance our initial work based on adaptive immerse boundary capturing of moving ice debris, whose movements are computed using basic mechanical laws.
In 38 it has been proposed to model ice shedding trajectories by an innovative paradigm that is based on CArtesian grids, PEnalization and LEvel Sets (LESCAPE code). Our objective is to use the potential of high order unstructured mesh adaptation and immersed boundary techniques to provide a geometrically flexible extension of this idea. These activities will be linked to the development of efficient mesh adaptation and time stepping techniques for time dependent flows, and their coupling with the immersed boundary methods we started developing in the FP7 EU project STORM 34, 73. In these methods we compensate for the error at solid walls introduced by the penalization by using anisotropic mesh adaptation 53, 70, 71. From the numerical point of view one of the major challenges is to guarantee efficiency and accuracy of the time stepping in presence of highly stretched adaptive and moving meshes. Semiimplicit, locally implicit, multilevel, and split discretizations will be explored to this end.
Besides the numerical aspects, we will deal with modelling challenges. One source of complexity is the initial conditions which are essential to compute ice shedding trajectories. It is thus extremely important to understand the mechanisms of ice release. With the development of next generations of engines and aircraft, there is a crucial need to better assess and predict icing aspects early in design phases and identify breakthrough technologies for ice protection systems compatible with future architectures. When a thermal ice protection system is activated, it melts a part of the ice in contact with the surface, creating a liquid water film and therefore lowering ability of the ice block to adhere to the surface. The aerodynamic forces are then able to detach the ice block from the surface 39. In order to assess the performance of such a system, it is essential to understand the mechanisms by which the aerodynamic forces manage to detach the ice. The current state of the art in icing codes is an empirical criterion. However such an empirical criterion is unsatisfactory. Following the early work of 43, 37 we will develop appropriate asymptotic PDE approximations to describe the water runoff on the wing surface, also accounting for phase change, thus allowing to describe the ice formation and possibly rupture and detachment. These models will constitute closures for aerodynamics/RANS and URANS simulations in the form of PDE wall models, or modified boundary conditions.
In addition to this, several sources of uncertainties are associated to the ice geometry, size, orientation and the shedding location. In very few papers 77, some sensitivity analysis based on Monte Carlo method have been conducted to take into account the uncertainties of the initial conditions and the chaotic nature of the ice particle motion. We aim to propose some systematic approach to handle every source of uncertainty in an efficient way relying on some stateofart techniques developed in the Team. In particular, we will perform an uncertainty propagation of some uncertainties on the initial conditions (position, orientation, velocity,...) through a lowfidelity model in order to get statistics of a multitude of particle tracks. This study will be done in collaboration with ETS (Ecole de Technologies Supérieure, Canada). The longterm objective is to produce footprint maps and to analyse the sensitivity of the models developed.
Wave energy conversion is an emerging sector in energy engineering. The design of new and efficient Wave Energy Converters (WECs) is thus a crucial activity.
As pointed out by Weber 93, it is more economical to raise the technology performance level (TPL) of a wave energy converter concept at low technology readiness level (TRL).
Such a development path puts a greater demand on the numerical methods used.
Our previous work 5542 has shown the potential of depthaveraged models for simulating
wave energy devices. The approach followed so far relies on an explicit coupling of the different domains involving the flow under the structure and the free surface region. This approach has the advantage to need efficient solvers of wellknown system of equations (compressible and incompressible flow). However, the transmission condition between this two regimes is now always well understood, depending on the underlying PDE models. Moreover, several sources of numerical instabilities exist because of the different nature of the regions involved (compressible/incompressible). A different approach is proposed in 62, 61, and will be pursued in the comping years. The idea is to solve a unique model in the whole computational domain, with the effect of the structure being accounted for by means of an appropriate pressure variable playing the role of a Lagrange multiplier.
Out numerical developments will be performed withing the parallel platform GeoFun, based on the Aerosol library. In order to simulate the dynamic of the floating structures, we will consider the coupling with the open source code tChrono1, an external code specialized in the resolution of the rigid body dynamics. The coupling is still under development.
In parallel, we will add closure for other complex physical effects as e.g. the modeling of air pocket trapped under the structures. Several industrial processes (SeaTurns, Hace...) are based on chamber compressing air inside by the movement of the water surface. This strategy has the advantage of taking the turbines for energy production out of the water. The strategy is based on a polytropic modeling of the gas dynamics taking into account merging and splitting of the pockets, without a major impact on the efficiency of the simulation (robustness and numerical cost).
This works benefits of the associated team LARME
with RISE (C. Eskilson).
Because of their high strength and low weight, ceramicmatrix composite materials (CMCs) are the focus of active research for aerospace and energy applications involving high temperatures, either military or civil. Selfhealing (SH) CMCs are composed of a complex threedimensional topology of woven fabrics containing fibre bundles immersed in a matrix coating of different phases. The oxide seal protects the fibres which are sensitive to oxidation, thus delaying failure. The obtained lifetimes reach hundreds of thousands of hours 79.
The behaviour of a fibre bundle is actually extremely variable, as the oxidation reactions generating the selfhealing mechanism have kinetics strongly dependent on temperature and composition. In particular, the lifetime of SHCMCs depends on: (i) temperature and composition of the surrounding atmosphere; (ii) composition and topology of the matrix layers; (iii) the competition of the multidimensional diffusion/oxidation/volatilization processes; (iv) the multidimensional flow of the oxide in the crack; (v) the inner topology of fibre bundles; (vi) the distribution of critical defects in the fibres. Unfortunately, experimental investigations on the full materials are too long (they can last years) and their output too qualitative (the coupled effects can only be observed aposteriori on a broken sample). Modelling is thus essential to study and to design SHCMCs.
In collaboration wit the LCTS laboratory (a joint CNRSCEASAFRANBordeaux University lab devoted to the study of thermostructural materials in Bordeaux), we are developing a multiscale model in which a structural mechanics solver is coupled with a closure model for the crack physico chemistry. This model is obtained as a multidimensional asymptotic crack averaged approximation fo the transport equations (Fick's laws) with chemical reactions sources, plus a potential model for the flow of oxide 51, 54, 78. We have demonstrated the potential of this model in showing the importance of taking into account the multidimensional topology of a fibre bundle (distribution of fibres) in the rupture mechanism. This means that the 0dimensional model used in most of the studies (see e.g. 49) will underestimate appreciably the lifetime of the material. Based on these recent advances, we will further pursue the development of multiscale multidimensional asymptotic closure models for the parametric design of self healing CMCs. Our objectives are to provide: (i) new, nonlinear multidimensional mathematical model of CMCs, in which the physicochemistry of the selfhealing process is more strongly coupled to the twophase (liquid gas) hydrodynamics of the healing oxide ; (ii) a model to represent and couple crack networks ; (iii) a robust and efficient coupling with the structural mechanics code ; (iv) validate this platform with experimental data obtained at the LCTS laboratory. The final objective is to set up a multiscale platform for the robust prediction of lifetime of SHCMCs, which will be a helpful tool for the tailoring of the next generation of these materials.
Our objective is to bridge the gap between the development of high order adaptive methods, which has mainly been performed in the industrial context and environmental applications, with particular attention to coastal and hydraulic engineering. We want to provide tools for adaptive nonlinear modelling at large and intermediate scales (near shore, estuarine and river hydrodynamics). We will develop multiscale adaptive models for free surface hydrodynamics. Beside the models and codes themselves, based on the most advanced numerics we will develop during this project, we want to provide sufficient know how to control, adapt and optimize these tools.
We will focus our effort in the understanding of the interactions between asymptotic approximation and numerical approximation. This is extremely important in several ways. An example is the capability of a numerical model to handle highly dispersive wave propagation. This is usually done by high accuracy asymptotic PDE expansions of by means of multilayer models. In the first case, there is an issue with the constraints on the numerical approximation. Investigations of approriated error models for adaptivity in the horizontal may permit to alleviate some of these constraints, allowing a reasonable use of lower order discretizations. Concerning multilayer models, we plan can use results concerning the relations between vertical asymptotic expansions and truncation/approximation error to improve the models by some adaptive approach.
Another important aspect which is not understood well enough at the moment is the role of dissipation in the evolution of the free surface dynamics, and of course in wave breaking regions. There are several examples of breaking closure, going from algebraic and PDEbased eddy viscosity methods 66, 82, 76, 52, to hybrid methods coupling dispersive PDEs with hyperbolic ones, and trying to mimic wave breaking with travelling bores 88, 89, 87, 64, 56. In both cases, numerical dissipation plays an important role and the activation or not of the breaking closure, as well as on the establishement of stationary travelling profiles, or on the appearance of solitary waves. These aspects are related to the notion of numnerical dissipation, and to its impact on the resulting numerical solutions. These elements must be clarified to allow full control of adaptive techniques for the models used in this type of applications.
A fundamental issue that needs to be adressed is the proper discrete formulation of the boundary conditions for dispersive wave approximations. These conditions play of course a critical role in applications and remain an open problem for most Boussinesq models.
This is work is related to large scale simulations requiring the solution of PDEs on manifolds. Examples are tsunami simulations, as those performed in the past in the TANDEM project, as well as some applications considered in the ANR LAGOON for climate change. The MSCA project SuPerMan proposes applciations in astrophysics which also involve similar issues. The idea is to consider both coordinate changes related to mesh movement, ans in ALE formulations, as well as genuinely spacetime manifolds as in hyperbolic reformulations of relativity 10, anf combinations of both when for example considered mesh movement and adaptation in curvilinear coordinates 36. Challenges are related to the appropriate PDE formulation, and the respect of continuous constraints at the discrete level.
The objective here is to devise the most appropriate manifold representation, and formulate the PDE system in the appropriate way allowing to embed as many continuous constraints as possible (well balancing, energy conservation, positivity preservation, etc). Embedding the ALE mapping will be necessary to envisage adaptive strategies, improving on 36 and 60.
Geophysical applications are of interest for BRGM, while the more exploratory application to general relativity of the MSCA project SuPerMan will push the numerical discretizations to their limit, due to the great complexity of the model, and allow new collaborations in the domain of astrophysics, as e.g. with Max Planck institute.

In 2021, the development of the library was focused on the following points
* Development environment  Plugin : Uhaina, GeoFun, allow for plugins to register numerical schemes.  Time dependent data variables.  CI on Plafrim, intel compiler, Clang compiler
* General numerical feature of the library  Implementation of the Taylor finite element basis.  Implementation of the GaussLobatto finite element basis for quads and lines  Implementation of higher order derivatives into finite element basis.  CrouzeixRaviart, RannacherTurek nonconforming methods for the Laplace equation.  Dual consistent integration of source term involving gradients
* Work on SBM methods
* Low Mach number flows:  Implementation of the Euler and Waves models with porosity  initialization of a vector with a potential function.  Implementation of the BouchutChalonsGuisset numerical flux.  Low Mach number filtering.
* CG implementations:  Implementation of cubature elements with mass lumping  Development of the Continuous Interior Penalty method  parallel validation of CG
The Mmg plateform gathers open source software for twodimensional, surface and volume remeshing. The platform software perform local mesh modifications. The mesh is iteratively modified until the user prescriptions satisfaction.
The 3 softwares can be used by command line or using the library version (C, C++ and Fortran API) :
 Mmg2d performs mesh generation and isotropic and anisotropic mesh adaptation.
 Mmgs allows isotropic and anisotropic mesh adaptation for 3D surface meshes.
 Mmg3d is a new version af the MMG3D4 software. It remesh both the volume and surface mesh of a tetrahedral mesh. It performs isotropic and anisotropic mesh adaptation and isovalue discretization of a levelset function.
The platform software allows to control the boundaries approximation: The "ideal" geometry is reconstructed from the piecewise linear mesh using cubic Bezier triangular partches. The surface mesh is modified to respect a maximal Hausdorff distance between the ideal geometry and the mesh.
Inside the volume, the software perform local mesh modifications (such as edge swap, pattern split, isotropic and anisotropic Delaunay insertion...).
The Mmg plateform gathers open source software for twodimensional, surface and volume remeshing. It provides three applications:
 mmg2d: generation of a triangular mesh , adaptation and optimization of a triangular mesh.
 mmgs: adaptation and optimization of a surface triangulation representing a piecewise linear approximation of an underlying surface geometry.
 mmg3d: adaptation and optimization of a tetrahedral mesh and isovalue discretization.
The platform software performs local mesh modifications. The mesh is modified iteratively until it meets userdefined prerequisites.
This release includes:
 the possibility to preserve input references when discretizing an isovalue with mmg3d (multimaterial mode),
 the possibility to discretize an isovalue and to adapt over a metric in one mmg call (modification of existing APIs),
 the new rmc option that allows to remove small parasitic components within an isovalue in isovalue discretization mode (bubbles removal),
 the preservation of input quadrangles in Mmg2d (modification of existing APIs),
 the possiblity to impose local parameters in Mmg2d,
 the preservation of points given as required even if not connected to the mesh,
 the new nsd option that allows to save only one domain of a multidomain mesh,
 the renaming of the msh option into the 3dMedit one (modification of existing APIs),
 new I/Os (VTK file formats .vtk, .vtp, .vtu) and new outputs (Triangle and Tetgen file formats .node, .ele, .face, .edge, .neigh),
 the new nreg option to enable normal regularization,
 the migration to Modern CMake,
 new preprocessors macros to help user to detect Mmg version.
It provides new API functions :
 MMG[2DS]_Get_numberOfNonBdyEdges and MMG[2DS]_Get_nonBdyEdge to get non boundary edges (for example for DG methods),
 MMG3D_Get_numberOfNonBdyTriangles and MMG3D_Get_nonBdyTriangle to get non boundary triangles (for example for DG methods),
 MMG2D_[SG]et_quadrangle to provide quadrangle to mmg2d,
 MMG[2DS3D]_GetByIds_vertex to get a vertex from its index,
 MMG[2DS]_Get_triangleQuality to get the quality of a triangular element,
 MMG3D_Get_tetrahedronQuality to get the quality of a tetrahedron,
 MMG[2DS3D]_Compute_eigenv function to compute eigenvalues and eigenvectors of an input metric tensor.
It also modifies some existing API functions :
 MMG[2DS3D]_mmg[2ds3d]ls functions now takes a third argument, the input metric (may be null),
 MMG2d_[SG]et_meshSize functions takes a new argument before the number of edges, the number of quadrangles (may be 0 or null).
Release 5.3.0 improves:
 the mmg3d algorithm for mesh adaptation (better convergency and edge lengths closest to 1).
 the software behaviour in case of failure (warnings/error messages are printed only 1 time and there is no more exits in the code).
 the mmg2d software that now uses the same structure than mmgs and mmg3d.
It adds:
 the hsiz option for mmg2d/s/3d (that allows to generate a uniform mesh of size ).
 the nosurf option for mmg2d (that allows to not modify the mesh boundaries).
 the opnbdy option for mmg3d (that allow to preserve an open boundary inside a volume mesh).
 the possibility to provide meshes containing prisms to mmg3d (the prisms entities are preserved while the tetra ones are modified).
Mmg3d is an open source software for tetrahedral remeshing. It performs local mesh modifications. The mesh is iteratively modified until the user prescriptions satisfaction.
Mmg3d can be used by command line or using the library version (C, C++ and Fortran API): It is a new version af the MMG3D4 software. It remesh both the volume and surface mesh of a tetrahedral mesh. It performs isotropic and anisotropic mesh adaptation and isovalue discretization of a levelset function.
Mmg3d allows to control the boundaries approximation: The "ideal" geometry is reconstruct from the piecewise linear mesh using cubic Bezier triangular partches. The surface mesh is modified to respect a maximal Hausdorff distance between the ideal geometry and the mesh.
Inside the volume, the software perform local mesh modifications ( such as edge swap, pattern split, isotropic and anisotropic Delaunay insertion...).
Mmg3d is one of the software of the Mmg platform. Is is dedicated to the modification of 3D volume meshes. It perform the adaptation and the optimization of a tetrahedral mesh and allow to discretize an isovalue.
Mmg3d perform local mesh modifications. The mesh is iteratively modified until the user prescription satisfaction.
 Development of the Elasticity model to compute the nodes displacement.
 Development of a new model to compute the nodes displacement. This mixed model takes the advantages of the Laplacian model and the Elasticity model: a refined mesh where the solution varies a lot and a smooth gradation of the edges size elsewhere.
 Extension in three dimension.
The ParMmg software build parallel (MPI based) mesh adaptation capabilities on top of the sequential opensource remesher Mmg, iteratively called over submeshes of the initial mesh.
ParMmg is available:
 through command line ,
 in library mode using the dedicated API.
The version 1.3 of ParMmg provide 3D volume mesh adaptation with constrained surface.
This release introduces:
 improved scalability on more the 100 processes,
 a fix for an erroneous count of memory usage,
 the interpolation on the adapted mesh of userdefined solution fields (on mesh vertices),
 the possibility to speedup interpolation through the configuration variable USE_POINTMAP,
 the ripristination of output mesh load balancing,
 additional API functions to ease the reconstruction of parallel communicators in nodebased solvers.
In 2020, the development of GeoFun focused on:
 Setup of the GitLab repository.
 Setup of Continuous Integration (both compilation and unitary tests).
 Setup of the compilation process with the inclusion of AeroSol and its dependencies.
 Verification of compilation process on different architectures with different compilers.
 Development of an interface with AeroSol to keep the library development fully independent.
 Development of specific numerical integrators.
 Development of specific time schemes.
 Implementation and verification of DupuitForchheimer model.
 Implementation and verification of heat equation model to test purely diffusive models.
 Beginning of implementation of shallow water model.
 Reports, documentation and wiki redaction.
Operational platform for near shore coastal application based on the following main elements:
 Fullynonlinear wave propagation.
 Wave breaking handled by some mechanism allowing to mimic the energy dissipation in breakers.
 A high order finite element discretization combined with mesh and polynomial order adaptation for optimal efficiency.
 An efficient parallel object oriented implementation based on a hierarchical view of all the data management aspects cared for by middleware libraries developed at Inria within the finite element platform Aerosol.
 A modular wrapping allowing for application tailored processing of all input/output data (including mesh generation, and high order visualization).
Explicit, arbitrary high order accurate, one step (ADER), Finite Volume and Discontinuous Galerkin schemes on 2D moving Voronoi meshes for the solution of general firstorder hyperbolic PDEs. Main peculiarity: the Voronoi mesh is moved according to the fluid flow using a direct ArbitraryLagrangianEulerian (ALE) method achieving high quality of the moving mesh for long simulation times. The high quality of the mesh is maintained thanks to a) mesh optimization techniques and b) the additional freedom of allowing topology changes. The high quality of the results is obtained thanks to the high order ADER schemes. The main novelty is the capability of using highorder schemes on moving Voronoi meshes with topology changes.
The code is written in Fortran + OpenMP.
Geophysics. We have further generalized our work on the approximation of the shallow water equations in a more general setting. For large scale applications
an improved representation of the sphere based on a local parametrization has been propoed and combined with and efficient discontinuous Galerkin (DG) approximation.
The discretization exploits a hybrid 3D/2Dcovariant form of the equations allowing to decouple the equations for the velocity, while retainting mass conservation. A correction to ensure the wellbalanced character of the scheme, and in particular the preservation of both the lake at rest and of the inverted manometer states 36.
Astrophysics.
In 10, we have presented a novel second order accurate well balanced (WB) finite volume (FV) scheme for the solution of the general relativistic magnetohydrodynamics (GRMHD) equations and
the first order CCZ4 formulation (FOCCZ4) of the Einstein field equations of general relativity, as well as the fully coupled FOCCZ4 + GRMHD system. These systems of first order hyperbolic PDEs allow to study the dynamics of the matter and the dynamics of the spacetime according to the theory of general relativity.
The new well balanced finite volume scheme proposed in this work exploits the knowledge of an equilibrium solution of interest when integrating the conservative fluxes, the nonconservative products and the algebraic source terms, and also when performing the piecewise linear data reconstruction.
This results in a rather simple modification of the underlying second order FV scheme, which, however, being able to cancel numerical errors committed w.r.t. the equilibrium component of the numerical solution,
substantially improves the accuracy and longtime stability of the numerical scheme when simulating small perturbations of stationary equilibria.
In particular, the need for well balanced techniques appears to be more and more crucial as the applications increase their complexity and a series of numerical tests of increasing difficulty shows how
that the well balancing significantly improves the longtime stability of the finite volume scheme compared to a standard one, in particular for the study of neutron stars.
This work has been presented at the NUMHYP 2021 conference in Trento (Italy) and at the Hirshegg Workshop in Austria.
Fundamental work on schemes. To reduce the costs associated with the DG finite element method in the previous approach we study the use of (both continuous and discontinuous) cubature elements allowing a considerable reduction of the number of operations, including a full diagonalization of the mass matrix. In 13 we have provided a first investigation of the fully discrete linear stability of continuous finite elements with different stabilization operators. The theoretical results are confirmed by numerical computations on linear and nonlinear problems, confirming the potential of the cubature approach in temps of CPU time for a given error. The multidimensional generalization of this study and its implementaion on the sphere is being performed in the PhD of S. Michel.
Some of these results have been presented at NUMHYP 2021 conference in Italy and at the ICOSAHOM conference (Vienna).
A more general study of the issue of wellbalancing and its relation with the concept of global fluxes as well as with methods allowing to embed solenoidal involutions are under investigation in collaboration with U. of Zurich 21. Furhter study is ongoing in the framerowk of the PhD of Lorenzo Micalizzi at U. Zurich, coadvised by R. Abgrall and M. Ricchiuto. This issue has been presented at the Oberwolfach workshop Hyperbolic Balance Laws: modeling, analysis, and numerics in February, and at the SIAM GS21 conference.
For non hydrostatic wave propagation, we are working on several axes.
This year we finalised our work related to understanding the approximation constraints related to the projection step on the solution of the GreenNaghdi (GN) model. The FV method is used to solve the hyperbolic part , while a standard P1 finite element method is used to solve the elliptic system associated to the dispersive correction. We study the impact of the reconstruction used in the hyperbolic phase; the representation of the FV data in the FE method used in the elliptic phase and their impact on the theoretical accuracy of the method; the wellposedness of the overall method. For the first element we proposed a systematic implementation of an iterative reconstruction providing on arbitrary meshes up to third order solutions, full second order first derivatives, as well as a consistent approximation of the second derivatives. These properties are exploited to improve the assembly of the elliptic solver, showing dramatic improvement of the finale accuracy, if the FV representation is correctly accounted for. Concerning the elliptic step, the original problem is usually better suited for an approximation in H(div) spaces. However, it has been shown that perturbed problems involving similar operators with a small Laplace perturbation are well behaved in H 1 . We show, based on both heuristic and strong numerical evidence, that numerical dissipation plays a major role in stabilizing the coupled method, and not only providing convergent results, but also providing the expected convergence rates. The work 27 submitted for publication in Ocean modelling.
This year we also continued our work on wave breaking for Boussinesq type modeling and more precisely for the GN equations. Using the numerical model already discribed in 56 we attempted at providing some more understanding of the sensitivity of some closure approaches to the numerical setup. More precisely and based on 65 we focus on two closure strategies for modelling wave breaking. The first one is the hybrid method consisting of suppressing the dispersive terms on a breaking region and the second one is an eddy viscosity approach based on the solution of a turbulent kinetic energy model. The two closures use the same conditions for the triggering of the breaking mechanisms. Both the triggering conditions and the breaking models themselves use case dependent, ad hoc, parameters which are affecting the numerical solution while changing. The scope of this work is to make use of sensitivity indexes computed by means of Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) to provide the sensitivity of wave breaking simulation to the variation of parameters such as the breaking parameters involved in each breaking model. The work presented in WCCMECCOMAS Congress 2020, which due to covid19 held online on january 2021 33. The paper will soon be submitted for publication in Water Waves journal.
An other topic that we are working on is the coupling of dispersive shallow water models, by deriving asymptotic interface operators. As shown by Lannes 68 from the ZakharovCraigSulem (ZCS) formulation it is possible to derive shallowwater models in nearshore wave regimes by obtaining approximate asymptotic solutions of a Laplace equation that describes the vertical variations of the flow, and then truncating two evolution equations on horizontal variables to the chosen truncation order. Here we use this fact to derive boundary conditions for coupling and/or domaindecomposition of dispersive and nondispersive shallowwater equations. First, from the ZCS formulation we study different boundary operators to be used on the interface of a Schwarz based domain decomposition method for the 2D (1D in horizontal) Laplace equation discretized with the finite element method. Then, by taking the limit to the shallowwater regime, we show how these operators can translate into boundary conditions for different shallow water models such as the GN and NonLinear Shallow Water equations. Initially, we examine the performance of this approach with a numerical implementation of the linearized SGN system. The work has been accepted for presentation in WCCMXV/APCOMVIII conference, to be held in Yokohama, Japan 31/075/08 2022. This work is a part of the PhD of Jose Galaz. Its a common PhD project with the Lemon Inria team.
This year we started to work on the use of a hybrid formulation combining the direct solution of a PDE with morel reduction for some closure term. This has been performed to try to alleviate the overheads related to the approximation of dispersive effects. The numerical evidence suggests that not only this is possible, but the resulting discrete model provides accurate predictions with computational savings of at least one order of magnitude, with increased robustness compared to fully reduced approximations 30. This work opens the way to many developments the first of which will be related to the extension of the initial results to breaking waves, and to the multidimensional case.
The projection structure of the timediscrete GreenNaghdi equations allowed to answer to several open questions at the discrete level. In particular, we proposed in 28 a numerical treatment of the boundary conditions that ensure the whole scheme to be entropystable, following the strategy of the incompressible models. In addition, we are currently working on a wellbalanced numerical scheme, i.e. a scheme able to preserved all the steady states even not at rest, still based on the projection structure.
Inflight icing is a major source of incidents and accidents. Accurate prediction of performance degradation linked to iced surfaces is a major concern for manufacturers to reduce risks 14. In the PhD of Gitsuzo De Brito Siqueira Tagawa, coadvised by François Morency (ETS Montreal) and Heloise Beaugendre, we worked on improving the prediction of performance degradation linked to icing using hybrid RANS / LES methods. These DES methods are indeed capable of simulating massively separated flows while remaining affordable from a computational time point of view when applied to industrial geometries. The originality of this work consists in taking into account the surface roughness linked to the ice in the RANS part of the model. Previous works only consider smooth surfaces. This work therefore opens up new perspectives in the study of performance degradation linked to icing. Many questions arised which will require further research in this area.
The effects of atmospheric icing can be anticipated by Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Past studies show that the convective heat transfer influences the ice accretion and is itself a function of surface roughness. Uncertainty quantification (UQ) could help quantify the impact of surface roughness parameters on the reliability of ice accretion prediction. This paper 11 aims to quantify ice accretion uncertainties and identify the key surface roughness correction parameters contributing the most to the uncertainties in a ReynoldsAveraged NavierStokes (RANS) formulation. NonIntrusive Polynomial Chaos Expansion (NIPCE) metamodels are developed to predict the convective heat transfer and icing characteristics of the RANS database.
This year, the capabilities of the opensource SU2 CFD software, have been extended to 3D aircraft icing using the Eulerian droplet model formulation to solve the droplet impingement 18. We also coded a Shallow Water Icing Model (SWIM) assuming that the shear stress driven runback film has a linear velocity profile in its thickness direction, with a nonslip condition at the waterwall interface 15. The SWIM model enables to perform ice accretion simulations.
We have continued exploring new ideas allowing to improve the accuracy of immersed and embedded boundary methods, both on a fundamental level and in applications. For elliptic and parabilic problems, we are on one hand exploting and extending our previous work in the context of moving interfaces due to phase change in the PhD of T. Carlier. This work is based on a shifted boundary approach, consisting in applying the boundary conditions on a modified boundary. On this surrogate boundary (e.g. set faces closest to the physical boundary) we appropriately modify the imposed conditions to account for this offset by means of a backward Taylor series expantion truncated to the desired accuracy 75. At the same time, we have tried to reformulate this approach by means of a continuous view of the scheme. Using the anisotropy of the thin region between the underresolved and physical boundaries we have been able to derive a subgrid asymptotic approaximation whose trace on the surrogate boundary is precisely the condition used in the shifted boundary method. The availability of a continuous solution and the PDE setting used, however, allows both to set up a high order volume penalized approach, going beyond the limitations of the first order penalization method used e.g. in 74, and also to foresee a more consistent treatment of other PDEs. Preliminary results have been presented at the workshop on immersed methods of the Inria challenges: projet Surf. This work is perfomed in collaboration with L. Nouveau (INSA Rennes), and C. Poignard (Inria, MONC).
For hyperbolic problems we are following several directions to exploit and generalize the ideas of 84. On one hand we are trying to recast the method in the setting of fully discontinuous approximations in space. This should allow further flexibility, and simplify somewhat the modification of the shifted boundary condition. Initial results, presented at the ECCOMAS Coupled Problems conference, are very encouraging. The method developed so far allows to achieve full order of accuracy in curved domains using linear meshes. A very interesting extension is the use of this setting to embed shock waves. This has allowed to design a shock tracking method allowing to retain full second order of accuracy in presence of strong shock waves, combining a shock fitting approach with ideas similar to those undepinning the shifted boundary method 47. Ongoing work on this topic, in collaboration with U. Roma La Sapienza (Prof. R. Paciorri) and U. della Basilicata (Prof. A. Bonfiglioli) is related to improving the accuracy, and handle interactions of several discontinuities. Preliminary results have been presented at the WCCMECCOMAS Congress 2020.
Realistic applications to external aerodynamics are being pursued in collaboration with ONERA and CEACesta. Within the PhD of Benjamin Constant (ONERA) we have proposed an improved Immersed Boundary Method based on volume penalization for turbulent flow simulations on Cartesian grids. The proposed approach enables to remove spurious oscillations on the wall on skin pressure and friction coefficients. Results are compared to a bodyfitted simulations using the same wall function, showing that the stairstep immersed boundary provides a smooth solution compared to the bodyfitted one. The IBM has been modified to adapt the location of forced and forcing points involved in the immersed boundary reconstruction to the Reynolds number. This method has been validated either for subsonic and transonic flow regimes, through the simulation of the subsonic turbulent flow around a NACA0012 profile and the transonic flow around a RAE2822 profile and the threedimensional ONERA M6 wing. This work has been published in 9. This work will be further pursued in the PhD of Florent Nauleau started in October 2020 in collaboration with the CEA cesta. In this project we aim at using immersed boundaries for large eddy simulations of hypersonic reentry vehicles. We also investigate new vizualization tools based on topological data analysis 16.
On this application we have proposed and in depth characterization of the variability of the lifetime of a minicomposite (essentially a single tow) wrt the physical and model parameters. Tow failure depends on the statistical fibres initial strength, slow crack growth kinetic, and load transfer following fibres breakage, which is captured thanks to an approximate mechanical model. This approach has been applied to a virtual material consisting of HiNicalon fibres immersed in an SiC/B4C matrix coating. Effects of temperature, spatial variation of the statistical distribution of fibres strength and applied load were examined in terms of material behaviour and lifetime prediction. The results prove the fundamental impact of the diffusion/reaction processes (healing) on the fibre breakage scenarios, highlighting the need to model these processes appropriately. Besides, we show that the materials' lifetime is highly sensitive to the distribution of weak fibres and of their relative positions in the yarn completed a improved models for the progressive oxydation of the carbon fibers, and also some improvements and coupled them with a crack averaged model for the evolution of the reactive species. This model has been coupled with a simplified flow approximation for the protective oxide and coupled to the mechanical solver allowing to perform parametric studies of a single tow of fibers with transversal cracks. We are now completing a study showing the great advantage of including the multidimensional subcrack model, as well as a first full investigation and sensitivity analysis of the lifetime dependence on the environnemental as well as structural parameters. Work presented at the 8th ECCOMAS thematic conference COMPOSITES.
More work has been done this year to extend the modelling of the flow of the liquid oxide. Two approaches are compared: a lubrication approximation as well as an augmented shallow water system. The latter depends on a small parameter
ParMmg, the parallel version of the volume remesher Mmg3d, aims
at allowing mesh adaptation in high performance computing.
Supervised by Algiane Froehly (SEDBSO, DGDI, Consortium Mmg), its
development in 2021 has been pursued in the Cardamom team thanks to the ExaQUte European project
funding the fixedterm engineering contract of Luca Cirrottola.
A minor release has been published in 2021 94, to introduce parallel surface analysis and adaptation.
These new functionalities have been integrated in several software couplings in 2021 thanks to external partners.
Foremost by the European partner solver Kratos in its release 9.0 in November 2021, and as
independent thirdparty initiatives in FreeFem and PETSc.
Taskedbased parallelism using Mmg tools has started to be investigated within the European project
Microcard, where Algiane Froehly is
leading a work package on the parallel generation of cardiac meshes for applications in cardiac electrophysiology, with the funding of Francesco Brarda fixedterm engineering contract and the Mariem Makni postdoc contract.
This will also contribute to new research and developments on the handling of complex nonmanifold geometries (originated for example from the membranes of the cardiac cells), and to the improvement of the software memory management also exploring sharedmemory parallelization strategies.
The source code, documentation and contributions to these projects are hosted at
github.
The work on goaloriented mesh adaptation techniques for geophysical flows has continued, in the context of the collaboration with Imperial College London. The adjoint error model designed in previous years was applied to new cases.
Metricbased mesh adaptation methods were applied to advectiondominated tracer transport modelling problems in two and three dimensions, using the finite element package Firedrake 31. In particular, the mesh adaptation methods considered are built upon goaloriented estimates for the error incurred in evaluating a diagnostic quantity of interest (QoI). In the motivating example of modelling to support desalination plant outfall design, such a QoI could be the salinity at the plant inlet, which could be negatively impacted by the transport of brine from the plant’s outfall. Four approaches were considered, one of which yields isotropic meshes. The focus on advectiondominated problems means that flows are often anisotropic; thus, three anisotropic approaches were also considered. Meshes resulting from each of the four approaches yield solutions to the tracer transport problem which give better approximations to QoI values than uniform meshing, for a given mesh size. The methodology was validated using an existing 2D tracer transport test case with a known analytical solution. Goaloriented meshes for an idealised timedependent desalination outfall scenario were also presented.
The modelling of a tidal array farm is an inherently multiscale endeavour. It requires the simultaneous resolution of tidal processes across tens or hundreds of kilometres of coastal ocean (including estuaries, or even entire seas), the hydrodynamics in the neighbourhood of the farm (hundreds of metres), the wakes of individual turbines (metres, or tens of metres) and device hydrodynamics (submetre). As such, the construction of an accurate, computationally efficient numerical model requires careful consideration of the underlying discretisation. We applied timedependent mesh adaptation techniques based on the Riemannian metric framework to an idealised tidal array and assessed the quality of the resulting approximations 32. Whilst classical hierarchical mesh adaptation methods modify mesh element/cell size in order to improve resolution locally, the metricbased approach also allows for control of element shape and orientation, which can be especially advantageous for advectiondominated problems. Metrics are normalised in such a way that the resulting discretisation is multiscale in both space and time. Typically, metrics are constructed from recovered derivatives of solution fields, such as fluid vorticity. Alternatively, metrics may be derived from goaloriented error estimates, enabling accurate estimation of a diagnostic quantity of interest (QoI). In the context of tidal farm modelling, one clear QoI is the power output. Building upon the idealised steadystate test case considered in previous years, which represents turbines using a drag parametrisation in a depthaveraged shallow water model, we demonstrated that goaloriented mesh adaptation can be used to obtain an accurate approximation of tidal farm power output using relatively few overall degrees of freedom.
Additional work performed has allowed to extend our previous results on moving mesh adaptation to curvilinear coordinates, and to 3D domains with curved conformally meshed boundaries. In Cedrine Barandon's internship, we started to modify the classical hessianbased metric adaptation framework for applications in curvilinear coordinates on the sphere. The work on radaptation in 3D curved domains has aimed at improving the robustness of the approach. The idea of this work is to use a twostep procedure involving: an initial deformation of the mesh solving a Poisson equation with natural (homogenous) boundary conditions; a projection of the boundary nodes on the appropriate local spline approximation of the curved boundary. The main contribution of the work done is to write the update for the displacements by means of a nonlinear iterative projection allowing a full control on the nonnegativity of the element volumes 8.
We have also started the development of a new code, called AleVoronoi: Direct Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian high order finite volume and discontinous Galerkin schemes on VORONOI moving meshes with topology changes. The code is written in Fortran with the OpenMP parallel paradigm. It is arbitrary high order accurate, exploiting the ADER paradigm both for the Finite Volume and Discontinous Galerkin case and can be already used for studying the Burgers equation, Euler equations, MHD equations, and the GPR model. The general purpose of the scheme is to be applied to any kind of first order hyperbolic PDEs. The work of 2021 has been devoted to make the code efficient, robust and accurate. The objective is to invesitgate the potential of previous work done of topology changing Voronoi meshes for adaptive simualtions in several applications.
The objective of this project is to propose a numerical tool (software GeoFun) for the simulation of flows in aquifers based on unified models. Different types of flows can appear in an aquifer: free surface flows (hyperbolic equations) for lakes and rivers, and porous flows (elliptic equations) for ground water. The variation in time of the domain where each type of flow must be solved makes the simulation of flows in aquifers a scientific challenge. Our strategy consists of writing a model that can be solved in the whole domain, i.e. without domain decomposition.
For the beginning of the project we start by considering only the saturated areas. We propose and study a unified model between shallow water and DupuitForchheimer models, which are both classical models in each areas. A numerical scheme has been proposed and analysed. It satisfies a discrete entropy dissipation which ensure a strong stability. We also propose a model and a numerical strategy to take into account the air pockets that can be trapped under a impermeable structure. This work can also be used for the simulation of some marine energy conververters such are the solution of Seaturns of Hace. In parallel, we work on the structure of the code in order to integrate more easily the furthers ideas. In particular, specific numerical integrators and time schemes have been implemented. All the code development has been documented in reports.