|January 20, 2010, 06:14||
OpenFOAM and fluid-structure interaction, biomedical applications
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 16Rep Power: 9
Hello OpenFOAM users,
I would like to do (potentially rather complex) simulation of blood flow including fluid-structure interaction. I googled a bit, but I'd still like to hear some more answers to the following questions:
- is OpenFOAM(-1.5-dev) able to solve the solid deformation using linear/nonlinear finite element approximation? I've read in several places that OpenFOAM can use FVM for both fluid and solid, but I didn't find an example of computation using FVM for fluid and FEM for solid part
- how difficult in your opinion it would be to add/modify coupling models between fluid and solid (this is actually what I'd like to play with). Does this involve digging very deep in the code?
- what is the order of accuracy and type (cell-vertex/cell-centered?) of the finite volume method in OpenFOAM (I'll be considering mainly unstructured meshes both in 2D and 3D)
I'll be grateful for any comments.
|January 21, 2010, 10:06||
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: London, England
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Why don't you speak to Gavin Tabor at Uni Exeter or Alojz Ivankovic at UC Dublin - they have done a few of those and published papers as well.
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