|Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
Location: 1084 East Hall (3:00 PM to 4:00 PM)
Title: The reference map technique for simulating complex materials and multi-body interactions
Abstract: Conventional computational methods often create a dilemma for fluid-structure interaction problems. Typically, solids are simulated using a Lagrangian approach with a grid that moves with the material, whereas fluids are simulated using an Eulerian approach with a fixed spatial grid, requiring some type of interfacial coupling between the two different perspectives. Here, a fully Eulerian method for simulating structures immersed in a fluid will be presented. By introducing a reference map variable to model finite-deformation constitutive relations in the structures on the same grid as the fluid, the interfacial coupling problem is highly simplified. The method is particularly well suited for simulating soft, highly-deformable materials and many-body contact problems, and several examples will be presented.
Speaker: Chris Rycroft
Institution: Harvard University
Event Organizer: Silas Alben