In this paper, a partitioned coupling analysis system is developed for a numerical simulation of 3-dimensional fluid-structure interaction (FSI) problems, adopting an incompressible smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) method for fluid dynamics involving free surface flow and the finite element method (FEM) for structural dynamics. A coupling analysis of a particle-based method and a grid-based method has been investigated. However, most of these are developed as a function-specific application software, and therefore lack versatility. Hence, to save cost in software development and maintenance, the open source software is utilized. Especially, a general-purpose finite element analysis system, named ADVENTURE, and a general-purpose coupling analysis platform, named REVOCAP-Coupler, are employed. Moreover, techniques of an interface marker on fluid-structure boundaries and a dummy mesh for fluid analysis domain are adopted to solve the problem that the REVOCAP-Coupler performs to unify two or more grid-based method codes. To verify a developed system, the dam break problem with an elastic obstacle is demonstrated, and the result is compared with the results calculated by the other methods.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science (miscellaneous)
- Computational Mathematics