In a joint project of Airbus, Cassidian, Onera, DLR and universities the FlowSimulator (FS) software environment is being continuously developed. For the partners FS is meant to serve as the backbone for massively-parallel multi-disciplinary simulations. In particular, fluid-structure coupled simulations of entire complex aircraft configurations have urgent relevance. These configurations are very challenging because of usually significant discretization differences of fluid and structure meshes at the coupling interface at which aerodynamic loads and structural deformations have to be interpolated adequately. In FS already two methods for load/deformation interpolation in aeroelastic simulations are implemented. However, the approach published in  provides numerous advantages over the existing methods in FS which is to be checked in the work tendered here.
You will implement a parallel version of the concept for load/deformation interpolation formulated in  resp. of the respective interpolation algorithms documented as serial version in  into the FS. Your implementation shall be applicable to various structural modeling fidelities, i.e. to beam element, shell element, solid element, and mixed element models. Latter occurs usually at full airplane structure models. You will check the correctness of your implementation with typical static aeroelastic test cases, such as single fixed wings, wing-fuselage and complete aircraft configurations. You will compare also the pros and cons of the method you will implement with the alternative methods for load/deformation interpolation that are already available in FS.
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