Large-eddy simulation of flow over deformable parachutes using immersed boundary and adaptive mesh

Hang Yu, Carlos A Pantano-Rubino, Fehmi Cirak

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We present a fluid-structure interaction methodology for compressible flow over deformable parachutes using large-eddy simulation with adaptive structured mesh refinement. The deformation of the fabric of the parachute is described by thin-shell finite-element method. Boundary conditions on the flow owing to the structures are incorporated thanks to an immersed geometry method appropriate for infinitely thin structures. The method is responsible for generating equivalent forces directly into the Navier-Stokes equations using a feedback scheme. The communication between the fluid (Eulerian) and the structural (Lagrangian) meshes is achieved by an interpolation procedure using Peskin’s numerical delta distributions. Simulations results of the new methodology are presented in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Scitech 2019 Forum
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624105784
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
EventAIAA Scitech Forum, 2019 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jan 7 2019Jan 11 2019

Publication series

NameAIAA Scitech 2019 Forum


ConferenceAIAA Scitech Forum, 2019
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering

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