Journal of Marine Science and Application

, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 395–404 | Cite as

Numerical simulation of the solitary wave interacting with an elastic structure using MPS-FEM coupled method

  • Chengping Rao
  • Youlin Zhang
  • Decheng Wan


Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) caused by fluid impacting onto a flexible structure commonly occurs in naval architecture and ocean engineering. Research on the problem of wave-structure interaction is important to ensure the safety of offshore structures. This paper presents the Moving Particle Semi-implicit and Finite Element Coupled Method (MPS-FEM) to simulate FSI problems. The Moving Particle Semi-implicit (MPS) method is used to calculate the fluid domain, while the Finite Element Method (FEM) is used to address the structure domain. The scheme for the coupling of MPS and FEM is introduced first. Then, numerical validation and convergent study are performed to verify the accuracy of the solver for solitary wave generation and FSI problems. The interaction between the solitary wave and an elastic structure is investigated by using the MPS-FEM coupled method.


mesh-free method moving particle semi-implicit finite element method fluid-structure interaction solitary wave MLParticle-SJTU solver 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Ocean Engineering, School of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Civil EngineeringShanghai Jiao Tong University, Collaborative Innovation Center for Advanced Ship and Deep-Sea ExplorationShanghaiChina

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