Two coupling schemes for fluid-structure interaction using the OpenFOAM structural solver sixDoF Rigid Body Motion are developed. The first scheme is developed by modifying the baseline leapfrog weak coupling scheme to minimize the lag between the fluid and structural solvers. The second is a strong coupling scheme based on the Crank-Nicolson method. The two newly implemented schemes and the baseline are compared through the aeroelastic simulation of a NACA 64A010 airfoil and the Benchmark Supercritical Wing. The aeroelastic solutions obtained using the newly implemented schemes exhibit significantly lower sensitivity to changes in time step size compared to the baseline weak coupling scheme. The modified weak coupling and strong coupling schemes perform comparably for the cases studied.
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A Comparison of Strong and Weak Coupling Schemes for Computational Aeroelasticity in OpenFOAM
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Seraj, S, Fereidooni, A, & Grewal, A. "A Comparison of Strong and Weak Coupling Schemes for Computational Aeroelasticity in OpenFOAM." Proceedings of the ASME 2018 5th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting. Volume 1: Flow Manipulation and Active Control; Bio-Inspired Fluid Mechanics; Boundary Layer and High-Speed Flows; Fluids Engineering Education; Transport Phenomena in Energy Conversion and Mixing; Turbulent Flows; Vortex Dynamics; DNS/LES and Hybrid RANS/LES Methods; Fluid Structure Interaction; Fluid Dynamics of Wind Energy; Bubble, Droplet, and Aerosol Dynamics. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. July 15–20, 2018. V001T10A005. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM2018-83292
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