Stochastic Modeling of Flow-Structure Interactions using Generalized Polynomial Chaos
We present a generalized polynomial chaos algorithm to model the input uncertainty and its propagation in flow-structure interactions. The stochastic input is represented spectrally by employing orthogonal polynomial functionals from the Askey scheme as the trial basis in the random space. A standard Galerkin projection is applied in the random dimension to obtain the equations in the weak form. The resulting system of deterministic equations is then solved with standard methods to obtain the
... ods to obtain the solution for each random mode. This approach is a generalization of the original polynomial chaos expansion, which was first introduced by N. Wiener (1938) and employs the Hermite polynomials (a subset of the Askey scheme) as the basis in random space. The algorithm is first applied to second-order oscillators to demonstrate convergence, and subsequently is coupled to incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. Error bars are obtained, similar to laboratory experiments, for the pressure distribution on the surface of a cylinder subject to vortex-induced vibrations. Public reporting burden for the collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to Washington Headquarters Services, Directorate for Information Operations and Reports, 1215 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 1204, Arlington VA 22202-4302. Respondents should be aware that notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person shall be subject to a penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if it does not display a currently valid OMB control number.