×A2. Computational fluid dynamics and its applications in fluid-structure interactions

The majority of fluid dynamic-based real-world systems are highly complex, and examining them empirically is not always feasible. Numerical simulations play an important role in fluid mechanics, overcoming unavoidable physical constrains in experiments and enabling comprehensive analysis with access to the complete flow field for visualizations and accurate parameter estimation. Thanks to the increase of computational facilities, more efficient computational algorithms have been developed opening new doors to a wide variety of applications. Ongoing research in the fields of computational fluid dynamics and computational structural dynamics facilitates studying enigmatic systems involving fluid-structure interaction (FSI). FSI plays a leading role in the appropriate modelling of biological systems (blood flows, fish and insect flights), developing energy harvesting methods, and high performance sports. Also, it is a crucial consideration in the design process of many engineering systems, such as automobiles, aircraft, spacecraft, engines and bridges. The goal of this session is to examine the recent developments and improvements of computational methodologies, with a special interest in fluid-structure interaction (including, lattice Boltzmann methods, spectral element methods, immersed boundary methods, and adaptive-mesh methods).

Papers are invited in, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  1. Computational methodologies for flow-induced vibration problems
  2. Computational fluid dynamics tools for multi-process interactions (e.g. thermal, acoustic and mechano-chemical fluid-structure interactions)
  3. Complex flows and their applications
  4. Bio-inspired fluid flows.

Key topics: Computational fluid dynamics, Fluid-structure interaction, Development of efficient FSI algorithms