Intensifying competition, increasing government regulations and more aggressive cost targets are pushing product designs to the edge of what’s possible, eroding the boundaries between different physical domains. One result is that it often is no longer possible to ignore the interactions between fluids and the structures that surround them. That’s why fluid–structure interaction (FSI) is important. When FSI occurs, fluid flow deforms a physical structure, which in turn changes the fluid flow. This two-way interaction loop continues through multiple cycles, possibly resulting in structural damage and less-than-optimal flow. Traditional fluid flow simulation doesn’t account for this interaction, so simulation results may be incomplete and even misleading. The resulting prototype won’t perform as expected, and an expensive and time-consuming redesign will be necessary.
ANSYS makes it easy to predict the interactions between fluids and structures, enabling engineers to optimize the behavior of complex products with the highest fidelity. Accurate simulation of the fluid–structure interface can enable your engineering team to dive deeper to get a better understanding of your product’s behavior. Interaction with structures is a critical computational fluid dynamics (CFD) app you have to get right.