Fully coupled fluid-structural interactions using an efficient high resolution upwind scheme

X. Y. Chen, G. C. Zha

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The E-CUSP upwind scheme recently developed by Zha and Hu is extended to the moving grid system and is applied to calculate the flow-induced vibration based on a fully coupled fluid-structure interaction methodology. The scheme is used to calculate the flow-induced vibration of an elastically mounted cylinder, forced pitching airfoil, and an elastically mounted airfoil. The numerical results are compared with experimental data and have demonstrated the accuracy, efficiency and robustness of the new E-CUSP scheme for solving flow-induced vibration problems with moving mesh systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1105-1125
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Fluids and Structures
Issue number8
StatePublished - Nov 1 2005



  • Flow induced vibration
  • Fluid-structural interaction
  • Flutter
  • Low diffusion upwind scheme

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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