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Vibrating Plate in a 2D Viscous

Parallel Plate Flow


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Background and Motivation
This is a small 2D demonstration model that couples the linearized Navier-
Stokes Frequency Domain, the Solid Mechanics, and the Creeping Flow
physics interfaces to model the vibrations of a plate located in a 2D viscous
parallel plate flow.
This type of model is used to model fluid structure interaction (FSI) in the
frequency domain.
For simplicity, the flow is assumed to be a creeping flow (no inertia and
turbulence). With the model dimensions and material properties this is of
course not physical. The aim is to demonstrate the set-up of the model and
not to solve a turbulent CFD flow problem.
At the inlet and outlet of the channel a perfectly matched layer (PML) is
added. Extrusion operators are used to couple the flow to the acoustic
problem inside these domains.
Geometry

Actuating force
Plate fixed here applied here
Wall

Inlet
Uin Outlet

Wall
Physics
The steady state background mean flow is
solved with the Creeping Flow interface of
the CFD Module

Acoustic perturbations to the mean flow are


solved in the frequency domain using the
Linearized Navier-Stokes, Frequency Domain
interface.

Vibrations of the plate are modeled using


the Solid Mechanics interface

FSI coupling using the predefined


Multiphysics Aeroacoustic-Strucuture
Boundary feature.
Perfectly Matched Layers (PMLs)
In order to truncate the computational
domain PMLs are added to the inlet and
outlet. The flow interface cannot solve in
these scaled domains.
The background flow is added here using
two extrusion coupling operators and two
separate material models under the
Linearized Navier-Stokes physics.
This also ensures constant background flow
values on the scaling direction.
The same approach is used in the
flow_duct model of the Application Library.
Results

Background velocity

Background pressure
Results

y-deformation of tip y-deformation of plate top