A coupled Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics-Volume Compensated Particle Method (SPH-VCPM) for Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) modelling

K. C. Ng, A. Alexiadis, Hailong Chen, T. W.H. Sheu

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Abstract

A new unified particle model that couples the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) and a discontinuous approach known as the Volume Compensated Particle Method (VCPM) is developed to solve Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) problems involving large deformation. Unlike the model that couples the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics and the Discrete Element Method (i.e. SPH-DEM) in which the applicable Poisson's ratio of the solid material should be less than certain critical values, the current unified particle model is able to model solid materials of large Poisson's ratio by using only axial interaction between solid particles. The coupling between SPH and VCPM is accomplished by treating the solid particles of VCPM at the solid-fluid interface as dummy particles in SPH. This paper presents the first SPH-VCPM coupled method for FSI with comprehensive validations. The VCPM solver is firstly verified for solving static and dynamic solid mechanics problems. Then, the proposed solver is used to solve several FSI problems involving free surface, i.e. water column on an Aluminum plate, flow under an elastic gate, dam break problems involving flexible structures and deformation of flexible structure in a rolling oil tank. The SPH-VCPM results match well with the published numerical results obtained from the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Article number107923
JournalOcean Engineering
Volume218
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 15 2020

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The first author would like to acknowledge the computing facility provided by University of Nottingham Malaysia. This work is supported by the Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) (Ref. No: FRGS/2/2013/TK01/UNITEN/02/1 ) under the Ministry of Education Malaysia (MOE) .

Funding Information:
The first author would like to acknowledge the computing facility provided by University of Nottingham Malaysia. This work is supported by the Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) (Ref. No: FRGS/2/2013/TK01/UNITEN/02/1) under the Ministry of Education Malaysia (MOE).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 Elsevier Ltd

Keywords

  • Fluid structure interaction (FSI)
  • Free surface
  • Lattice spring model (LSM)
  • Particle method
  • Smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH)
  • Volume compensated particle method (VCPM)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering

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