Space-time fluid-structure interaction methods

Kenji Takizawa, Tayfun E. Tezduyar*

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Since its introduction in 1991 for computation of flow problems with moving boundaries and interfaces, the Deforming-Spatial-Domain/Stabilized SpaceTime (DSD/SST) formulation has been applied to a diverse set of challenging problems. The classes of problems computed include free-surface and two-fluid flows, fluidobject, fluidparticle and fluidstructure interaction (FSI), and flows with mechanical components in fast, linear or rotational relative motion. The DSD/SST formulation, as a core technology, is being used for some of the most challenging FSI problems, including parachute modeling and arterial FSI. Versions of the DSD/SST formulation introduced in recent years serve as lower-cost alternatives. More recent variational multiscale (VMS) version, which is called DSD/SST-VMST (and also ST-VMS), has brought better computational accuracy and serves as a reliable turbulence model. Special spacetime FSI techniques introduced for specific classes of problems, such as parachute modeling and arterial FSI, have increased the scope and accuracy of the FSI modeling in those classes of computations. This paper provides an overview of the core spacetime FSI technique, its recent versions, and the special spacetime FSI techniques. The paper includes test computations with the DSD/SST-VMST technique.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1230001
JournalMathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences
Issue numberSUPPL.2
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug


  • DSD/SST formulation
  • DSD/SST-VMST formulation
  • FSI
  • ST-VMS formulation
  • fluidstructure interaction
  • special spacetime FSI techniques

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics


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