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A Computational model for fluid-porous structure interaction

Zakerzadeh, Rana (2016) A Computational model for fluid-porous structure interaction. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This work utilizes numerical models to investigate the importance of poroelasticity in Fluid- Structure Interaction, and to establish a connection between the apparent viscoelastic behavior of the structure part and the intramural filtration flow. We discuss a loosely coupled computational framework for modeling multiphysics systems of coupled flow and mechanics via finite element method. Fluid is modeled as an incompressible, viscous, Newtonian fluid using the Navier-Stokes equations and the structure domain consists of a thick poroelastic material, which is modeled by the Biot system. Physically meaningful interface conditions are imposed on the discrete level via mortar finite elements or Nitsche's coupling. We further discuss the use of our loosely coupled non-iterative time-split formulation as a preconditioner for the monolithic scheme.
We further investigate the interaction of an incompressible fluid with a poroelastic structure featuring possibly large deformations, where the assumption of large deformations is taken into account by including the full strain tensor. We use this model to study the influence of different parameters on energy dissipation in a poroelastic medium. The numerical results investigate the effects of poroelastic parameters on the pressure wave propagation, filtration of the incompressible fluid through the porous media, and the structure displacement.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Zakerzadeh, Ranaraz25@pitt.eduRAZ25
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Thesis AdvisorZunino,
Committee MemberGivi,
Committee MemberRobertson,
Committee MemberMaiti,
Date: 20 September 2016
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 26 July 2016
Approval Date: 20 September 2016
Submission Date: 13 July 2016
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 140
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Swanson School of Engineering > Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fluid-structure interaction, Poroelasticity, Finite elasticity, Energy dissipation
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2016 18:30
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 14:34


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