Space-time finite element computation of complex fluid-structure interactions

Tayfun E. Tezduyar, Kenji Takizawa, Creighton Moorman, Samuel Wright, Jason Christopher

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New special fluid-structure interaction (FSI) techniques, supplementing the ones developed earlier, are employed with the Stabilized Space-Time FSI (SSTFSI) technique. The new special techniques include improved ways of calculating the equivalent fabric porosity in Homogenized Modeling of Geometric Porosity (HMGP), improved ways of building a starting point in FSI computations, ways of accounting for fluid forces acting on structural components that are not expected to influence the flow, adaptive HMGP, and multiscale sequentially coupled FSI techniques. While FSI modeling of complex parachutes was the motivation behind developing some of these techniques, they are also applicable to other classes of complex FSI problems. We also present new ideas to increase the scope of our FSI and CFD techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1201-1218
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids
Issue number10-12
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes



  • Finite elements
  • Fluid-structure interactions
  • Multiscale FSI techniques
  • Parachute modeling
  • Space-time methods
  • Symmetric FSI technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials

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