Vol.2, No.2, 2001, pp.195-212, doi:10.3970/cmes.2001.002.195
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On Finite Element Analysis of Fluid Flows Fully Coupled with Structural Interactions
  • S. Rugonyi, K. J. Bathe1
Abstract
The solution of fluid flows, modeled using the Navier-Stokes or Euler equations, fully coupled with structures/solids is considered. Simultaneous and partitioned solution procedures, used in the solution of the coupled equations, are briefly discussed, and advantages and disadvantages of their use are mentioned. In addition, a simplified stability analysis of the interface equations is presented, and unconditional stability for certain choices of time integration schemes is shown. Furthermore, the long-term dynamic stability of fluid-structure interaction systems is assessed by the use of Lyapunov characteristic exponents, which allow differentiating between a chaotic and a regular system behavior. Some state-of-the-art numerical solutions are also presented to indicate the type of problems that can now be solved using currently available techniques.
Keywords
Fluid-structure interaction, arbitrary Lag-rangian-Eulerian formulation, finite element methods, coupled procedures, Lyapunov characteristic exponent, dynamic stability.
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Rugonyi,, S. (2001). On Finite Element Analysis of Fluid Flows Fully Coupled with Structural Interactions. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 2(2), 195–212.
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