Coupling OpenFOAM and MBDyn with preCICE coupling tool


In this work, we show how to couple OpenFOAM (foam-extend) and MBDyn softwares withpreCICE coupling tool to form a strongly coupled fluid-structure interaction (FSI) frameworkfor membrane structures. We use an already existing preCICE adapter for foam-extend and wedevelop an adapter for MBDyn in this work. The coupled FSI framework is verified by carryingout a simulation on a modified cavity test case which has a flexible membrane at the bottom of thedomain. The results are compared with the results of other authors. The solvers and the couplingtool are introduced here briefly.

Proceedings of CFD with OpenSource Software
Mikko Folkersma
PhD Researcher

Interested in computational fluid dynamics and particularly in fluid-structure interaction.