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How to model 2D Fluid Structure Interaction FSI if solid collides with the wall / boundary of fluid domain resulting in it's partition? Symmetrical Model of Human Glottis / Vocal Folds
Posted Nov 10, 2016, 10:10 AM EST MEMS & Nanotechnology, Fluid, MEMS & Nanotechnology, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Microfluidics, Mesh, Modeling Tools, Parameters, Variables, & Functions, Studies & Solvers, Structural Mechanics & Thermal Stresses Version 5.0, Version 5.1, Version 5.2, Version 5.2a 1 Reply
Currently I'm working on a 2D symmetrical model of human vocal folds. The problem is very similar to that presented within the FSI tutorial (Application ID: 361). The differences are:
1) the beam is a very compliant composite - structure consisting of 4 layers with Young's moduli from 3 [kPa] to 65 [kPa]
2) the fluid is air at atmospheric conditions (constant velocity of 0.4 m/s at inlet & zero gauge pressure at outlet )
3) when large deformations occur the beam may collide with the boundary of fluid domain (opposite wall) separating it
4) the opposite boundary of the fluid domain works as a symmetry line (slip condition)
5) dimensions of the whole domain approximately 10mm x 20mm
I use fully coupled solver. I do mesh the domains separately with free quads or mapped quads.
I do often observe convergence issues especially when solid domain is in contact with the boundary of fluid domain.
What could be a viable way to solve this problem (relating to meshing, solver settings etc.)? What must attention be paid to?
I'm a newbie in FSI. I'm very grateful for any constructive advices.
With kind regards