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Fluid-Structure Interaction & CFD

What are the challenges of the fluid-structure interaction numerical modelling on industrial equipment?


The fluid-structure interaction problem is considered a recent discipline due to its numerical complexity. In the past, solid mechanics assumed that the fluid acted as a constant mass or pressure, while fluid experts treated the solid as a fixed rigid structure. These assumptions are no longer relevant thanks to the computer and mathematical developments.

From the breakdown of steam generators by vibrations (energy) to the behaviour of aeroplane wings (aeronautics), including the movements of suspended bridges and ropes under the wind’s effect (constructions), and even the blood vessels deformation under the effect of the heartbeat outcome (biomechanics): all these behaviours are induced by a phenomenon of a fluid flow in interaction with a structure.

The challenge of simulating Fluid-Structure Interaction phenomena is societal because it allows avoiding service failures in sensitive sectors (nuclear, construction, pressurized equipment, etc.).


In the introduction, we will recall the societal issues by illustrating them through concrete cases (heat generator rupture, sloshing in tanks, aircraft wing vibration, etc.)

Then we will present the phenomenology of Fluid-Structures Interaction and the currently existing numerical methods which make 2 different families interact: the fluidic calculus family and the structural calculus family. In this context, we will present the techniques of coupling fluidic and structure models in addition to thermal phenomena. Finally, we will illustrate with concrete industrial cases of numerical simulation.




15:00 to 16:30 (GMT +8), Singapore time

Topics covered during the presentation:

Features presented from case studies:

  • Context
  • Ageing of equipment
  • Proof of fatigue strength of steel structures in Europe: Eurocodes
  • Crane design, residual life of cranes and related Rules and Standards
  • Pressure vessels and boilers
  • Cetim’s general methodology for evaluation of Residual Life
  • Some industrial examples
  • Questions answers


The webinar will be presented by our experience engineer Mr Ilyes MNASSRI.


Areas of Expertises

  • Computational fluid mechanics CFD, fluid-structure interaction, heat and mass transfers (radiation, conduction, forced and natural convection), pressure drops, multiphase flows (VOF, EMP)
  • Analysis of results, calculation notes and work presentation.



  • CFD engineer at CETIM (Senlis, FR), since 03/2021
  • AMARIS Group (engineer at CETIM), CFD engineer, Jan 2020 – Feb 2021
  • Richel Group, CFD engineer, Jun 2018 – Dec 2019
  • AMVALOR, CDF engineer, Oct 2016 – Aug 2018
  • ENSAM Angers, Professor, June 2015 – Aug 2016
  • University of Bordeaux 1, Professor, Jan 2013 – Aug 2015
  • Ecole Centrale de Nantes / IFREMER, Research engineer, Jan 2009 – Dec 2012


Phd computational fluid mechanics – Ecole Centrale de Nantes – 2012

Computer skills:

  • CFD software: Simcenter3D (STRACCM+, NX), ANSYS Fluent, COMSOL, OpenFOAM
  • Tecplot, Paraview
  • Programming languages: C/C++, Fortran 90, Python


Course Name

Fluid-Structure Interaction & CFD

Course Date:



15:00 to 16:30 (GMT +8), Singapore time


From your home office and via Internet, attend a webinar with our expert for free!

Registration Form

Participation is free but registration is required.

Payment Details:

  • Registration form and course fees are to reach MATCOR before the closing date.
  • Registration will only be confirmed upon full payment.
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For clarification or inquiries please contact Ms. Ng Pei Shyan or Ms. Irene Lim at +65 67788285 or send an email to training@cetim-matcor.com.

Cancellation & Refund:

  • Any cancellation made after closing date – no refund, but delegate substitution is allowed.
  • Any cancellation made before closing date will receive full refund.
  • MATCOR reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the course, only if deemed necessary