The present paper addresses the numerical fluid-structure interaction (FSI) analysis of a thermowell immersed in a water flow. The study was carried out implementing a modal superposition approach into a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solver. The core of the procedure consists in embedding the structural natural modes, computed by a finite element analysis (FEA), by means of a mesh morphing tool based on radial basis functions (RBF). In order to minimize the distortion during the morphing action and to obtain a high quality of the mesh, a set of corrective solutions, that allowed the achievement of a sliding morphing on the duct surface, was introduced. The obtained numerical results were compared with experimental data, providing a satisfying agreement and demonstrating that the modal approach, with an adequate mesh morphing setup, is able to tackle unsteady FSI problems with the accuracy needed for industrial applications.

Felici, A., Martinez-Pascual, A., Groth, C., Geronzi, L., Porziani, S., Cella, U., et al. (2021). Analysis of Vortex Induced Vibration of a Thermowell by High Fidelity FSI Numerical Analysis Based on RBF Structural Modes Embedding. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (pp. 465-478). Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH [10.1007/978-3-030-77977-1_37].

Analysis of Vortex Induced Vibration of a Thermowell by High Fidelity FSI Numerical Analysis Based on RBF Structural Modes Embedding

Groth C.;Cella U.;Brutti C.;Biancolini M. E.
2021

Abstract

The present paper addresses the numerical fluid-structure interaction (FSI) analysis of a thermowell immersed in a water flow. The study was carried out implementing a modal superposition approach into a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solver. The core of the procedure consists in embedding the structural natural modes, computed by a finite element analysis (FEA), by means of a mesh morphing tool based on radial basis functions (RBF). In order to minimize the distortion during the morphing action and to obtain a high quality of the mesh, a set of corrective solutions, that allowed the achievement of a sliding morphing on the duct surface, was introduced. The obtained numerical results were compared with experimental data, providing a satisfying agreement and demonstrating that the modal approach, with an adequate mesh morphing setup, is able to tackle unsteady FSI problems with the accuracy needed for industrial applications.
Settore ING-IND/14
eng
Rilevanza internazionale
Articolo scientifico in atti di convegno
Fluid-structure interaction
FSI
Modal superposition
Morphing
Multi-physics
Radial basis functions
RBF
Sliding morphing
Thermowell
Vortex-induced vibration
Felici, A., Martinez-Pascual, A., Groth, C., Geronzi, L., Porziani, S., Cella, U., et al. (2021). Analysis of Vortex Induced Vibration of a Thermowell by High Fidelity FSI Numerical Analysis Based on RBF Structural Modes Embedding. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (pp. 465-478). Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH [10.1007/978-3-030-77977-1_37].
Felici, A; Martinez-Pascual, A; Groth, C; Geronzi, L; Porziani, S; Cella, U; Brutti, C; Biancolini, Me
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