Dr. S.P. Yushanov, Dr. J.S. Crompton, and Dr. K.C. Koppenhoefer, AltaSim Technologies, Columbus, OH, USA
Computational analysis of fluid-structure interactions (FSI) represents a considerable challenge for most computational analysis codes. Simple one-way coupled problems, in which the fluid pressure deforms a structure but does not substantially affect the fluid flow characteristics, can be solved by a variety of techniques. Solutions to the more complex two-way coupled fluid-structure interactions are more elusive. These occur when pressure of the flow of fluid deforms a structure in such a way that the resulting deformation alters the flow of fluid. The two-way coupled approach solves this problem and produces accurate, time dependent results.