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Fast high fidelity CFD/CSM fluid structure interaction using RBF mesh morphing and modal superposition method

Fast high fidelity CFD/CSM fluid structure interaction using RBF mesh morphing and modal... This paper aims to present a fast and effective approach to tackle complex fluid structure interaction problems that are relevant for the aeronautical design.Design/methodology/approachHigh fidelity computer-aided engineering models (computational fluid dynamics [CFD] and computational structural mechanics) are coupled by embedding modal shapes into the CFD solver using RBF mesh morphing.FindingsThe theoretical framework is first explained and its use is then demonstrated with a review of applications including both steady and unsteady cases. Different flow and structural solvers are considered to showcase the portability of the concept.Practical implicationsThe method is flexible and can be used for the simulation of complex scenarios, including components vibrations induced by external devices, as in the case of flapping wings.Originality/valueThe computation mesh of the CFD model becomes parametric with respect to the modal shape and, so, capable to self-adapt to the loads exerted by the surrounding fluid both for steady and transient numerical studies. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology Emerald Publishing

Fast high fidelity CFD/CSM fluid structure interaction using RBF mesh morphing and modal superposition method

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
1748-8842
DOI
10.1108/aeat-09-2018-0246
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Abstract

This paper aims to present a fast and effective approach to tackle complex fluid structure interaction problems that are relevant for the aeronautical design.Design/methodology/approachHigh fidelity computer-aided engineering models (computational fluid dynamics [CFD] and computational structural mechanics) are coupled by embedding modal shapes into the CFD solver using RBF mesh morphing.FindingsThe theoretical framework is first explained and its use is then demonstrated with a review of applications including both steady and unsteady cases. Different flow and structural solvers are considered to showcase the portability of the concept.Practical implicationsThe method is flexible and can be used for the simulation of complex scenarios, including components vibrations induced by external devices, as in the case of flapping wings.Originality/valueThe computation mesh of the CFD model becomes parametric with respect to the modal shape and, so, capable to self-adapt to the loads exerted by the surrounding fluid both for steady and transient numerical studies.

Journal

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace TechnologyEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 15, 2019

Keywords: Fluid structure interaction; Radial basis functions; Mesh morphing; Modal superposition

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