Dynamic Adaptive Finite Element Analysis of Acoustic Wave Propagation Due to Underwater Explosion for Fluid-Structure Interaction Problems

In this paper, an investigation into the propagation of far field explosion waves in water and their effects on nearby structures are carried out. For the far field structure, the motion of the fluid surrounding the structure may be assumed small, allowing linearization of the governing fluid equations. A complete analysis of the problem must involve simultaneous solution of the dynamic response of the structure and the propagation of explosion wave in the surrounding fluid. In this study, a dynamic adaptive finite element procedure is proposed. Its application to the solution of a two dimensional (2D) fluid-structure interaction is investigated in the time domain. The research includes: a) calculation of the far-field scatter wave due to underwater explosion including solution of the time-depended acoustic wave equation, b) fluid-structure interaction analysis using coupled Euler-Lagrangian approach, and c) adaptive finite element procedures employing error estimates, and re-meshing. The temporal mesh adaptation is achieved by local regeneration of the grid using a time-dependent error indicator based on curvature of pressure function. As a result, the overall response is better predicted by a moving mesh than an equivalent uniform mesh. In addition, the cost of computation for large problems is reduced while the accuracy is improved.

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    • Copyright © 2015, Harbin Engineering University and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
  • Authors:
    • Emamzadeh, Seyed Shahab
    • Ahmadi, Mohammad Taghi
    • Mohammadi, Soheil
    • Biglarkhani, Masoud
  • Publication Date: 2015-9


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  • Accession Number: 01576332
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 11 2015 8:38AM