Assessment of conservative load transfer for fluid-solid interface with non-matching meshes

R. K. Jaiman, X. Jiao, P. H. Geubelle, E. Loth

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We present a detailed comparative study of three conservative schemes used to transfer interface loads in fluid-solid interaction simulations involving non-matching meshes. The three load transfer schemes investigated are the node-projection scheme, the quadrature-projection scheme and the common-refinement based scheme. The accuracy associated with these schemes is assessed with the aid of 2-D fluid-solid interaction problems of increasing complexity. This includes a static load transfer and three transient problems, namely, elastic piston, superseismic shock and flexible inhibitor involving large deformations. We show how the load transfer schemes may affect the accuracy of the solutions along the fluid-solid interface and in the fluid and solid domains. We introduce a grid mismatching function which correlates well with the errors of the traditional load transfer schemes. We also compare the computational costs of these load transfer schemes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2014-2038
Number of pages25
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
Issue number15
StatePublished - Dec 21 2005


  • Common-refinement
  • Fluid-solid interaction
  • Grid mis-matching function
  • Inhibitor
  • Large deformation
  • Load transfer
  • Node-projection
  • Non-matching meshes
  • Quadrature-projection
  • Superseismic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Numerical Analysis
  • General Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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