Modelling and simulation of fluid structure interaction by meshfree and FEM

Lucy T. Zhang, Gregory J Wagner, Wing K Liu*

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In this paper, the implementation of a 3-D parallel CFD code using the meshless method. Reproducing Kernel Particle Method (RKPM) is described. A novel procedure for implementing the essential boundary condition using the hierarchical enrichment method is presented. The Total Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian (ALE) formulations using Finite Element Method are developed and implemented in the parallel code. The flow past a cylinder problem served as examples throughout the paper. Both methods have shown promising results compared with analytical solution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)615-621
Number of pages7
JournalCommunications in Numerical Methods in Engineering
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2003


  • ALE
  • Boundary conditions
  • CFD
  • Parallel meshfree methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Engineering(all)
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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