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# Communications in Information and Systems

## Volume 13 (2013)

### Number 3

### Special Issue in Honor of Marshall Slemrod: Part 3 of 4

### A nonlinear, 3D fluid-structure interaction problem driven by the time-dependent dynamic pressure data: a constructive existence proof

Pages: 357 – 397

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4310/CIS.2013.v13.n3.a4

#### Authors

#### Abstract

We study a 3D fluid-structure interaction (FSI) problem between an incompressible, viscous fluid modeled by the Navier-Stokes equations, and the motion of an elastic structure, modeled by the linearly elastic cylindrical Koiter shell equations, *allowing structure displacements that are not necessarily radially symmetric.* The problem is set on a cylindrical domain in 3D, and is driven by the time-dependent inlet and outlet dynamic pressure data. The coupling between the fluid and the structure is fully nonlinear (2-way coupling), giving rise to a nonlinear, moving-boundary problem in 3D. We prove the existence of a weak solution to this 3D FSI problem by using an operator splitting approach in combination with the Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian mapping, which satisfies a geometric conservation law property. We effectively prove that the resulting computational scheme converges to a weak solution of the full, nonlinear 3D FSI problem.

#### Keywords

fluid-structure interaction, nonlinear movingboundary problem, existence of a solution

#### 2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

35M33, 35R37