Modeling of fluid-structure interactions with the space-time techniques

Tayfun E. Tezduyar, Sunil Sathe, Keith Stein, Luca Aureli

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29 Citations (Scopus)


We provide an overview of the space-time finite element techniques developed by the Team for Advanced Flow Simulation and Modeling (T{black star}AFSM) for modeling of fluid-structure interaction problems. The core method is the Deforming- Spatial-Domain/Stabilized Space-Time formulation, complemented with the mesh update methods, including the Solid-Extension Mesh Moving Technique and Move- Reconnect-Renode Mesh Update Method. Also complementing the core method are the block-iterative, quasi-direct and direct coupling methods for the solution of the fully-discretized, coupled fluid and structural mechanics equations. Additionally, the Surface-Edge-Node Contact Tracking technique is introduced as a contact algorithm for the purpose of protecting the quality of the fluid mechanics mesh between the structural surfaces coming into contact. We present mesh-moving tests and numerical examples with incompressible flows and membrane and cable structures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFluid-Structure Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationModelling, Simulation, Optimisation
EditorsHans-Joachim Bungartz, Michael Schafer
Number of pages32
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering
ISSN (Print)1439-7358

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Engineering(all)
  • Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
  • Control and Optimization
  • Computational Mathematics


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