Comparison of ISPH and WCSPH methods to solve fluid-structure interaction problems


Shiraz University of Technology


In this paper, the in-house code based on the smoothed particle hydrodynamics is proposed to simulate a fluid-solid interaction (FSI) problem. This method is a Lagrangian, mesh-free method and it has a high ability to capture the free surface in two phase flows and also the interface in FSI problems.  To compare ofweakly compressible SPH (WCSPH) and incompressible SPH (ISPH) schemes, fluid flow under a hypo-elastic gate is simulated in solid and fluid domains with both methods. At first fluid domain is simulated with ISPH method and solid domain is solved with WCSPH scheme. Another simulation is done with both fluid and solid parts solved with WCSPH method. The results of both methods are in a good agreement with each other and also with other researcher’s results. So it is concluded that it is easier to model the fluid flow with ISPH scheme and the solid part with WCSPH in coupling fluid-solid interaction problems with a good accuracy.