Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: A weighted transport approach for modelling fluids, solids, and their interactions
Author: Ya-Alimadad, Mina
ISNI:       0000 0004 6497 9481
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2016
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
Access from Institution:
A new package of strategies for the modelling of fluid-solid interactions is presented. The fluid and structure formulations are derived from the generic transport equations described in a moving framework, providing a direct route to numerical methods. The use of discontinuous elements along with Galerkin weightings provides a finite volume like structure to the system of fluid and solid equations. A homogenised formulation is obtained throughout by treating the fluids and solid terms alike. The principle differences arise from the constitutive laws that account for the nature of the material. A new method based on the mechanical parts of the energy equation is derived and introduced to enforce the constitutive laws. The fluid and solid equations are formed into a system of governing equations coupled through their boundaries. A monolithic strategy is used to solve the complete system of equations. Initially, the developed strategies are tested on a series of one dimensional test cases. This way the predictive capabilities of the methods are established. In particular, the energy approach shows encouraging results in terms of enhancing energy conservation and computational efficiency. The methods are tested further in the fluid-solid interaction context via their application to the classical piston problem. The ability of the method to capture the coupled frequencies of the system is established whilst stability issues are identified. The source of the problem is established to be the approach used to linearly interpolate the convective fluxes at element boundaries. Suggestions are made on how to improve the problem. It is shown that for less strongly coupled cases, relatively stable solutions are possible using the current methods.
Supervisor: Davey, Keith ; Prosser, Robert Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available