On the stability of a loosely-coupled scheme based on a Robin interface condition for fluid-structure interaction
Wednesday 10th July 2019
Gigante, G.; Vergara, C.
We consider a loosely coupled algorithm for fluid-structure interaction based on a Robin interface condition for the fluid problem (explicit Robin-Neumann scheme). We study the dependence of the stability of this method on the interface parameter in the Robin condition. In particular, for a model problem we find sufficient conditions for instability and stability of the method. In the latter case, we found a stability condition relating the time discretization parameter, the interface parameter, and the added mass effect. Numerical experiments confirm the theoretical findings and highlight optimal choices of the interface parameter that guarantee an accurate solution with respect to an implicit one.