IUTAM Symposium on Integrated Modeling of Fully Coupled Fluid Structure Interactions Using Analysis, Computations and Experiments

Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held at Rutgers University, New Jersey, U.S.A., 2–6 June 2003

  • Haym Benaroya
  • Timothy J. Wei

Part of the Fluid Mechanics and its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 75)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Florent Trarieux, Geoffrey J. Lyons
    Pages 27-42
  3. Sean Han, Mark Grosenbaugh
    Pages 59-72
  4. J. M. JiméNez, J. H. J. Buchholz, A. E. Staples, J. J. Allen, A. J. Smits
    Pages 115-124
  5. J. Carberry, K. Ryan, J. Sheridan
    Pages 125-133
  6. K. Ryan, M. C. Thompson, K. Hourigan
    Pages 135-144
  7. Sutthiphong Srigrarom, Mitsuru Kurosaka
    Pages 145-158
  8. Serpil Kocabiyik, Qasem Al-Mdallal
    Pages 163-173
  9. D. Lucor, J. Foo, G. E. Karniadakis
    Pages 187-199
  10. J. Kim Vandiver, Ayden Marcollo
    Pages 211-231
  11. Y. Modarres-Sadeghi, M. P. Paidoussis, C. Semler, P. Picot
    Pages 233-246

About these proceedings


This plenary paper and the accompanying presentation have highlighted field problems involving fluid-structure interaction over a wide span of Navy operations. Considering the vast size and versatility of the Navy's inventory, the cases presented represent examples of a much larger problem. But even this limited set provides sufficient evidence that fluid-structure interaction does hinder the Navy's ability to accomplish its missions. This survey has also established that there are no accurate and generally­ applicable design tools for addressing these problems. In the majority of cases the state-of-practice is to either make ad-hoc adjustments and estimates based on historical evidence, or conduct expensive focused tests directed at each specific problem and/or candidate solution. Unfortunately, these approaches do not provide insight into the fundamental problem, and neither can be considered reliable regarding their likelihood of success. So the opportunities for applying computational fluid-structure interaction modeling to Navy problems appear limitless. Scenarios range from the "simple" resonant strumming of underwater and in-air cables, to the "self-contained" flow field and vibration of aircraft/ordnance bodies at various Mach numbers, to violent underwater transient detonations and local hull structural collapse. Generally applicable and computationally tractable design-oriented models for these phenomena are of course still far in the future. But the Navy has taken the first steps in that direction by sponsoring specialized numerical models, validation experiments tailored for specific applications, and conferences such as this one.


damage mechanics nonlinear dynamics oscillation shells stability structural mechanics vibration

Editors and affiliations

  • Haym Benaroya
    • 1
  • Timothy J. Wei
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical & Aerospace EngineeringRutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0995-9
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3762-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-0995-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0926-5112
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