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Finite Element Simulations Of Fluid-structure Interactions Via Overset Meshes And Sharp Embedded Interfacial Conditions

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MB030081

Volume

36

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

436 kb

Author(s)

D. R. Noble, P. R. Schunk, E. D. Wilkes, R. R. Rao & T. A. Baer

Abstract

Finite element simulations of fluid-structure interactions via overset meshes and sharp embedded interfacial conditions D. R. Noble, P. R. Schunk, E. D. Wilkes, R. R. Rao & T. A. Baer Sandia National Laboratories, USA Abstract Many fluid-structure applications involve a solid phase that is subject to large relative motion but only small deformation. In this regime, the domain of the fluid between the solids may be significantly distorted, and Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian (ALE) methods are unable to maintain mesh integrity without frequent remeshing steps. In this work, an overset mesh approach is developed in the context of finite element methods. The motion of a Lagrangian solid is coupled to an Eulerian fluid along the interface of the solid. A Lagrange multiplier is used to implement the no-slip and normal stress balance along the solid surface. When implemented using standard finite elements, however, it is shown that this method cannot capture the discontinuous velocity gradient that occu

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