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A Meshfree Method for Simulations of Interactions between Fluids and Flexible Structures

  • We present the application of a meshfree method for simulations of interaction between fluids and flexible structures. As a flexible structure we consider a sheet of paper. In a two-dimensional framework this sheet can be modeled as curve by the dynamical Kirchhoff-Love theory. The external forces taken into account are gravitation and the pressure difference between upper and lower surface of the sheet. This pressure difference is computed using the Finite Pointset Method (FPM) for the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. FPM is a meshfree, Lagrangian particle method. The dynamics of the sheet are computed by a finite difference method. We show the suitability of the meshfree method for simulations of fluid-structure interaction in several applications.

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Author:S. Tiwari, S. Antonov, D. Hietel, J. Kuhnert, R. Wegener
URN (permanent link):urn:nbn:de:hbz:386-kluedo-14263
Serie (Series number):Berichte des Fraunhofer-Instituts für Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik (ITWM Report) (88)
Document Type:Report
Language of publication:English
Year of Completion:2006
Year of Publication:2006
Publishing Institute:Fraunhofer-Institut für Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik
Creating Corporation:Fraunhofer ITWM
Date of the Publication (Server):2006/05/31
Tag:Dynamical Coupling; FPM; Fluid Structure Interaction; Meshfree Method; Sheet ofPaper
Dynamical Coupling; FPM; Fluid Structure Interaction; Meshfree Method; Sheet ofPaper
Faculties / Organisational entities:Fraunhofer (ITWM)
DDC-Cassification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 510 Mathematik
Licence (German):Standard gemäß KLUEDO-Leitlinien vor dem 27.05.2011