Towards fluid-structure interaction with nonlinear deformation in the structure

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  • External authors:
  • Sam Hewitt
  • Anton Shterenlikht
  • Nadir Ince
  • Mark Willetts


The authors are working towards the development of an open source platform for solving fluid-structure interaction (FSI) problems that is scalable on high performance computing (HPC) systems. Using existing open source software, we have built a prototype application to demonstrate the benefits of high performance computing for this class of problem. Our work is novel in that our parallel structural solver includes nonlinear behaviour, so the structure can fail during an FSI analysis. In the conference, we will describe how the open source software platform has been implemented. We will also report on how it performs on high performance computers, both in terms of scalability and run time. The paper will be of interest to academics and industry practitioners who may benefit from access to a scalable open source platform for FSI that is built upon OpenFOAM and can simulate nonlinear deformation

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the NAFEMS World Congress
StatePublished - 11 Jun 2017
EventNAFEMS World Congress - Stockholm, Sweden
Event duration: 11 Jun 201714 Jun 2017


ConferenceNAFEMS World Congress
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