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Title: Aspects of interface modelling in fluid-structure interaction problems
Author: Joosten, Martina Maria
Awarding Body: Swansea University
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 2011
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Different aspects of computational fluid-structure interaction are considered in this work. A brief introduction to fluid dynamics, structural mechanics and the finite element method is given, followed by an overview of interface modelling and the different solution strategies available for the coupling of the domains. A number of time integration schemes are explained in detail with a focus on their stability and accuracy properties. A model problem is introduced to investigate the situation where different domains of a coupled problem are solved with different time integration schemes. It is shown that appropriate interpolation of the solution variables at the interface is required to maintain the stability and accuracy properties of the individual time integration schemes. The Gauss-Seidel solution strategy is analysed in detail. Stability limitations are investigated and are shown to be related to the mass ratio between the different domains. Different relaxation strategies are introduced to improve the convergence behaviour. Finally, a number of 2D fluid-structure interaction examples are considered, in order to compare the different solution strategies.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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