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Two efficient staggered algorithms for the serial and parallel solution of three-dimensional nonlinear transient aeroelastic problems. (English) Zbl 0991.74069
Summary: Partitioned procedures and staggered algorithms are often adopted for the solution of coupled fluid/structure interaction problems in the time domain. In this paper, we overview two sequential and parallel partitioned procedures that are popular in computational nonlinear aeroelasticity, and address their limitation in terms of accuracy and numerical stability. We propose two alternative serial and parallel staggered algorithms for the solution of coupled transient aeroelastic problems, and demonstrate their superior accuracy and computational efficiency with the flutter analysis of AGARD Wing 445.6. We compare our results with those computed by other investigators, and validate them with experimental data.

74S05 Finite element methods applied to problems in solid mechanics
74S10 Finite volume methods applied to problems in solid mechanics
74F10 Fluid-solid interactions (including aero- and hydro-elasticity, porosity, etc.)
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