This course aims to assist you with effectively performing fluid-structure interaction simulations using the ALE/FSI module in LS-DYNA. It is intended for analysts with a solid mechanics background. In this class, a clear framework of the method and easy procedure to follow will be presented which will help you learn the required keywords and parameters. The course is meant to be comprehensive covering both concepts and applications. During this seminar, ALE concepts take about half a day. The rest of the time is spent constructing pseudo ALE and S-ALE models. During this portion, we will define the physics of the problem. Then, you will construct a detaild pseudo-input file for the model (on paper). Then we will go over the modeling details together. We hope that this class helps you get your own models going.
A number of complex examples will be worked through during the class. We’ll select and work through as many of the examples below as time allows. For the ALE approach, we may have: