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Basics : Weak FSI

This LS-DYNA simulation shows a simple FSI coupling problem using weak/loose/explicit FSI. A rigid cylinder has a prescribed displacement in the Y direction. After five seconds, the inlet velocity boundary condition is triggered pushing the cylinder to the right. Since the coupling is loose, the two solvers retain their own independent timesteps and the solid mechanics solver runs in explicit. The FSI uses a boundary fitted approach. The fluid mesh must have a boundary with the structure. The meshes do not have to coincide but the geometries must remain close. When FSI is triggered, the fluid mesh moves in a Lagrangian way while the fluid flow evolves in a Eulerian way.