Large eddy simulation of hydroelastic vibration using the finite element method

Wenquan Wang, Lixiang Zhang, XQ He, Yakun Guo

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This work is concerned with modeling the interaction of fluid flow with flexible solid structures. An improving spring smooth analogy and an improved constant volume transfer (ICVT) are used to provide fluid mesh control and transfer the information on the interfaces between fluid and structure, respectively. The time integrating algorithm is based on the predictor multi-corrector algorithm (PMA).
An important aspect of this work is that we present a directly coupled approach, in which a large eddy simulation (LES) fluid solver and a structure solver have been coupled together to solve a hydroelasticity problem using the finite element method. To demonstrate the performance of the proposed approach, two working examples were used. One is the vibration of a beam immersed in incompressible fluid, another is the hydroelastic behavior of an ideal guide vane in a hydro turbine passage. The numerical results show the validity of the proposed approach.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4683-4706
Number of pages24
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics B
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2010


  • computational hydroelasticity
  • large eddy simulation
  • directly coupled approach
  • consistent penalty finite model
  • fluid-structure interaction


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