Validation of a partitioned fluid-structure interaction simulation for turbo machine rotors
A partitioned solution approach for the fluid-structure interaction (FSI) simulations of turbo machine rotors is presented. The in-house developed boundary element method solver panMARE is used for the fluid simulation, while the structural side is treated with the commercial finite element method solver ANSYS. The generic in-house multiphysics coupling library comana is used for the management of the implicit coupling procedure. As the first example, the KRISO container ship propeller is considered. The simulation is validated for open water test conditions assuming a rigid propeller based on the thrust and torque coefficients. Simulation results for a flexible propeller in open water are also presented. In the second example, the validation of the FSI simulation is conducted for a multilayered flexible submersible mixer based on thrust and torque coefficients and local strains. The results show a good agreement between the simulations and the experimental data for both examples.