Space-time fsi modeling of ringsail parachute clusters

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Abstract

The computational challenges posed by fluid-structure interaction (FSI) modeling of ringsail parachute clusters include the lightness of the membrane and cable structure of the canopy compared to the air masses involved in the parachute dynamics, geometric complexities created by the construction of the canopy from "rings" and "sails" with hundreds of ring gaps and sail slits, and the contact between the parachutes. The Team for Advanced Flow Simulation and Modeling (T *AFSM) has successfully addressed these computational challenges with the Stabilized Space-Time FSI technique (SSTFSI), which was developed and improved over the years by the T *AFSM and serves as the core numerical technology, and a number of special techniques developed in conjunction with the SSTFSI. We present the results obtained with the FSI computation of parachute clusters and the related dynamical analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructural Membranes 2011 - 5th International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures
Pages55-66
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Event5th International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures, Structural Membranes 2011 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2011 Oct 52011 Oct 7

Publication series

NameStructural Membranes 2011 - 5th International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures, Structural Membranes 2011
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period11/10/511/10/7

Keywords

  • Contact
  • Fluid-structure interaction
  • Geometric porosity
  • Parachute clusters
  • Ringsail parachute
  • Spacetime technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomaterials

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