Vol.16, No.5, 2020, pp.979-991, doi:10.32604/fdmp.2020.09563
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A Novel Approach for the Numerical Simulation of Fluid-Structure Interaction Problems in the Presence of Debris
  • Miaomiao Ren*, Xiaobin Shu
Luohe Vocational College of Food, Luohe, 462300, China
* Corresponding Author: Miaomiao Ren. Email: A12429046171@163.com
(This article belongs to this Special Issue: EFD and Heat Transfer II)
Received 24 January 2020; Accepted 03 September 2020; Issue published 09 October 2020
Abstract
A novel algorithm is proposed for the simulation of fluid-structure interaction problems. In particular, much attention is paid to natural phenomena such as debris flow. The fluid part (debris flow fluid) is simulated in the framework of the smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) approach, while the solid part (downstream obstacles) is treated using the finite element method (FEM). Fluid-structure coupling is implemented through dynamic boundary conditions. In particular, the software “TensorFlow” and an algorithm based on Python are combined to conduct the required calculations. The simulation results show that the dynamics of viscous and non-viscous debris flows can be extremely different when there are obstacles in the downstream direction. The implemented SPH-FEM coupling method can simulate the fluid-structure coupling problem with a reasonable approximation.
Keywords
Fluid-structure coupling; SPH; FEM; TensorFlow; python; dynamic boundary conditions
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Ren, M., Shu, X. (2020). A Novel Approach for the Numerical Simulation of Fluid-Structure Interaction Problems in the Presence of Debris. FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 16(5), 979–991.
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