TY - GEN

T1 - Modelling fluid-structure interaction with high order solids and Lattice Boltzmann

AU - Kollmannsberger, S.

AU - Düster, A.

AU - Rank, E.

AU - Geller, S.

AU - Krafczyk, M.

PY - 2010

Y1 - 2010

N2 - A model for the simulation of surface coupled fluid-structure interactions with large structural deflections is presented. Specifically, the fluid modeled via the Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) is coupled to a high-order Finite Element discretization of the structure. The forces and velocities are discretely computed, exchanged and applied at the interface. The low compressibility of the Lattice Boltzmann Method allows for an explicit coupling algorithm. The proposed explicit coupling model turnes out to be accurate, very efficient and stable even for nearly incompressible flows. It was implemented in three software components: VIRTUALFLUIDS (fluid), ADHOC (structure) and FSIdce (a communication library). The validity of the approach is demonstrated in two dimensions by means of comparing numerical results to measurements of an experiment. This experiment involves a flag-like structure submerged in the laminar flow field of an incompressible fluid where the structure exhibits large, geometrically non-linear, self excited, periodic motions. The methodology is then extended to three dimensions and applied to a flexible plate in cross flow. We verify the results by comparing them to results obtained by application of the commercial ALEFinite Volume-h-FEM fluid-structure interaction solver ANSYS MULTIPHYSICS. Additional examples demonstrate the applicability of the proposed methodology to problems of (arbitrarily) large deformations and of large scale.

AB - A model for the simulation of surface coupled fluid-structure interactions with large structural deflections is presented. Specifically, the fluid modeled via the Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) is coupled to a high-order Finite Element discretization of the structure. The forces and velocities are discretely computed, exchanged and applied at the interface. The low compressibility of the Lattice Boltzmann Method allows for an explicit coupling algorithm. The proposed explicit coupling model turnes out to be accurate, very efficient and stable even for nearly incompressible flows. It was implemented in three software components: VIRTUALFLUIDS (fluid), ADHOC (structure) and FSIdce (a communication library). The validity of the approach is demonstrated in two dimensions by means of comparing numerical results to measurements of an experiment. This experiment involves a flag-like structure submerged in the laminar flow field of an incompressible fluid where the structure exhibits large, geometrically non-linear, self excited, periodic motions. The methodology is then extended to three dimensions and applied to a flexible plate in cross flow. We verify the results by comparing them to results obtained by application of the commercial ALEFinite Volume-h-FEM fluid-structure interaction solver ANSYS MULTIPHYSICS. Additional examples demonstrate the applicability of the proposed methodology to problems of (arbitrarily) large deformations and of large scale.

KW - Fluid-structure interaction

KW - High-order finite elements

KW - Lattice Boltzmann

KW - P-FEM

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M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:84858379367

SN - 9781905088393

T3 - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology

BT - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology

T2 - 7th International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology, ECT 2010

Y2 - 14 September 2010 through 17 September 2010

ER -