Title: Fluid-solid-interaction - a puzzle of many contributions and itself just one piece of a PLM workflow

Authors: Lars Krüger

Addresses: CADFEM GmbH, Marktplatz 2, 85567 Grafing, Germany

Abstract: The article characterises the progress in numerical simulation of fluid-solid-interaction seen from an ANSYS® (commercial software package from ANSYS, Inc., Canonsburg, USA) perspective within the last ten years. Starting with a discussion of the physical nature of the interaction (negligible effects) a wide range of solution strategies from load mapping, via the staggered solution scheme for general load vector field couplings to immersed solid capabilities and acoustic FSI are presented. The implementation of important features for solving like the general grid interface, relaxation, morphing and re-meshing is covered as well as the role of the whole FSI-simulation as part of product life cycle management (PLM) workflow. Seen with the eyes of a software user important convenience features are touched as well to underline that such simulations made their step into every day engineer's practice.

Keywords: fluid solid interaction; acoustic FSI; FEM; finite element method; finite volume method; FVM; one-way coupling; two-way coupling; load mapping; staggered solution; ALE; morphing; re-meshing; immersed solid; acoustics; product lifecycle management; PLM workflow; numerical simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/PCFD.2014.059202

Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, An International Journal, 2014 Vol.14 No.1, pp.65 - 70

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 07 Feb 2014 *

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