Volume 1, 2009Progress in Propulsion Physics
|Page(s)||305 - 318|
|Section||Fluid/Structure Interactions in Space/Launch Vehicles|
|Published online||16 September 2011|
Variable transfer methods for fluid-structure interaction computations with staggered solvers
This paper intends to study methods that have been tested to transfer variables from one skin mesh to another (the two meshes being nonconform) in order to compute fluid-structure interaction (FSI) problems with staggered solvers. The methods are a contact elements method developed by Stam, and different radial basis functions methods. The structure code is OOFELIE® developed at Open-Engineering (Belgium) and the fluid code is FINETM/Hexa developed at Numeca International (Belgium). The paper presents the performances of the methods on a simple variable transfer, and testcases that have been performed with the solver developed by the two companies.
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