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A Modern Course in Aeroelasticity

Fifth Revised and Enlarged Edition

  • Covers the Basics of Aeroelasticity or the Dynamics of Fluid-Structure Interaction

  • Written by experts in the field

  • This is the most comprehensive text available


Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 217)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Earl H. Dowell
    Pages 1-2
  3. Earl H. Dowell
    Pages 3-51
  4. Earl H. Dowell
    Pages 53-160
  5. Earl H. Dowell
    Pages 265-284
  6. Earl H. Dowell
    Pages 285-347
  7. Earl H. Dowell
    Pages 349-407
  8. Earl H. Dowell
    Pages 409-438
  9. Earl H. Dowell
    Pages 439-478
  10. Earl H. Dowell
    Pages 479-486
  11. Earl H. Dowell
    Pages 487-529
  12. Earl H. Dowell
    Pages 531-584
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 651-700

About this book


This book cover the basics of aeroelasticity or the dynamics of fluid-structure interaction. While the field began in response to the rapid development of aviation, it has now expanded into many branches of engineering and scientific disciplines and treat physical phenomena from aerospace engineering, bioengineering, civil engineering, and mechanical engineering in addition to drawing the attention of mathematicians and physicists.  

The basic questions addressed are dynamic stability and response of fluid structural systems as revealed  by both linear and nonlinear mathematical models and correlation with experiment. The use of scaled models and full scale experiments and tests play a key role where theory is not considered sufficiently reliable. 

In this new edition the more recent literature on nonlinear aeroelasticity has been brought up to date and the opportunity has been taken to correct the inevitable typographical errors that the authors and our readers have found to date. The early chapters of this book may be used for a first course in aeroelasticity taught at the senior undergraduate or early graduate level and the later chapters may serve as the basis for a more advanced course, a graduate research seminar or as reference to provide an entree to the current research literature.


Aeroelasticity Dynamic Stability Mathematical Models Structural Dynamics Unsteady Aerodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering and Materials ScDuke UniversityDurhamUSA

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