Numerical modeling of fluid/structure interaction (FSI) falls into the multi-physics domain and has significant importance in many engineering problems. It is an active research area in the field of computational mechanics and examples are found in diverse applications such as aeronautics, biomechanics and the offshore industries. As such, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element (FE) analysis techniques have continuously evolved into this field. This paper presents one such technique and focuses on the further developments of a displacement based finite volume method previously presented by the author, in particular, its ability to now predict fixed displacement, normal, shear and thermal stresses and strains within a single CFD program. An advantage of this method is that a single solution procedure has the potential to be employed to predict both fluid, structural and fluid/structure interaction effects simultaneously.
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Fluid Structure Interaction Modelling
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Dale, JJ, & Holdo̸, AE. "Fluid Structure Interaction Modelling." Proceedings of the ASME/JSME 2004 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference. Emerging Technology in Fluids, Structures, and Fluid Structure Interactions: Volume 1, Fluid Dynamics and Fluid Structure Interactions. San Diego, California, USA. July 25–29, 2004. pp. 95-106. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/PVP2004-2858
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