Incompressible smoothed particle hydrodynamics simulations of fluid-structure interaction on free surface flows

Abdelraheem M. Aly, Mitsuteru Asai

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In this paper, fluid-structure interaction (FSI) on free surface flows has been simulated using ISPH method. The governing equations are discretized and solved with respect to Lagrangian moving particles filled within the mesh-free computational domain and the pressure was evaluated by solving pressure Poisson equation using a semi-implicit algorithm based on the projection scheme to ensure divergence free velocity field and density invariance conditions. In this study, the structure is taken as a rigid body and it modeled using ISPH method by two different techniques. In the first technique, the solid particles are treated initially as fluid particles and after corrector step in projection method, the solid constraint is applied to get the rigid body motion. In the second technique, we computed the motions of a rigid body by direct integration of fluid pressure at the position of each particle on the body surface. Then, the equations of translational and rotational motions were integrated in time to update the position of the rigid body at each time step. The applicability and efficiency of current ISPH method with the two different treatment of rigid body are tested by comparison with reference experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-484
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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