The goal of the project is to enable industry to design fluid-loaded structures more accurately and efficiently by using high-performance modelling and simulation techniques.
The consortium aims to address problems such as wind-induced motion of bridges and frame structures and hydrodynamic loads on submerged floating tunnels, pipelines, risers and anchor lines. The work of the project comprises the optimisation of parallel computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes for fluid-structure interaction (FSI) simulation, the development of adaptive mesh refinement for FSI applications, the modular integrated coupling of CFD and computational structural design modules and the simulation of relevant industrial problems to validate the simulation codes.
The project will result in an FSI-simulation code implemented on a parallel computing system. This code will be modular and be open to the interchange of individual components during and after the project. An automatic mesh generator tailored for FSI problems will also be developed. A selected set of case studies from the wind and offshore-engineering sectors will be used for validating the codes. The consortium intends to exploit the results of the project both internally and externally.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
CB4 5BA Cambridge