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Numerical methods for incompressible fluid-structure interaction

Abstract : This thesis introduces a class of explicit coupling schemes for the numerical solution of fluid-structure interaction problems involving a viscous incompressible fluid and a general elastic structure (thin-walled or thick-walled, viscoelastic and non-linear).The first fundamental ingredient of these methods is the notion of interface Robin consist encyon the interface. This is an intrinsic (parameter free) feature of the continuous problem, in the case of the coupling with thin-walled solids. For thick-walled structures, we show that an intrinsic interface Robin consistency can also be recovered at the space semi-discrete level, using a lumped-mass approximation in the structure.The second key ingredient of the methods proposed consists in deriving an explicit Robin interface condition for the fluid, which combines extrapolations of the solid velocity and stresses with an implicit treatment of the solid inertia. The former enables explicit coupling,while the latter guarantees added-mass free stability. Stability and error estimates are provided for all the variants (depending on the extrapolations), using energy arguments within a representative linear setting. We show, in particular, that the stability properties do not depend on the thin- or thick-walled nature of the structure. The optimal first-order accuracy obtained in the case of the coupling with thin-walled structuresis, however, not preserved when the structure is thick-walled, due to the spatial non uniformityof the splitting error. The genesis of this problem is the non-uniformity of the discrete viscoelastic operators, related to the thick-walled character of the structure,and not to the mass-lumping approximation. Based on these splitting schemes, new, parameter-free, Robin-Neumann iterative procedures for the partitioned solution of strong coupling are also proposed and analyzed. A comprehensive numerical study, involving linear and non linear models, confims the theoretical findings reported in this thesis.
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Jimmy Mullaert. Numerical methods for incompressible fluid-structure interaction. General Mathematics [math.GM]. Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris VI, 2014. English. ⟨NNT : 2014PA066683⟩. ⟨tel-01105257⟩



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