Modelling of Mechanical Systems: Fluid-Structure Interaction

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Elsevier, Dec 7, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 800 pages
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Written by an eminent authority in the field, Modelling of Mechanical Systems: Fluid-Structure Interaction is the third in a series of four self-contained volumes suitable for practitioners, academics and students alike in engineering, physical sciences and applied mechanics. The series skilfully weaves a theoretical and pragmatic approach to modelling mechanical systems and to analysing the responses of these systems. The study of fluid-structure interactions in this third volume covers the coupled dynamics of solids and fluids, restricted to the case of oscillatory motions about a state of static equilibrium. Physical and mathematical aspects of modelling these mechanisms are described in depth and illustrated by numerous worked out exercises.

· Written by a world authority in the field in a clear, concise and accessible style
· Comprehensive coverage of mathematical techniques used to perform computer-based analytical studies and numerical simulations
· A key reference for mechanical engineers, researchers and graduate students

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CHChapter 1 Introduction to fluidstructure coupling
CHChapter 2 Inertial coupling
CHChapter 3 Surface waves
CHChapter 4 Plane acoustical waves in pipe systems
CHChapter 5 3D Sound waves
CHChapter 6 Vibroacoustic coupling
CHChapter 7 Energy dissipation by the fluid
Appendix A1 A few elements of thermodynamics
Appendix A3 The Green identity
Appendix A4 Bessel functions
Appendix A5 Spherical functions
Appendix A6 Specific impedances of several substances
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Appendix A2 Mechanical properties of common materials

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About the author (2006)

François Axisa is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at ENSTA, France, and holds a research post in flow-induced vibration problems at Centre d’Etudes Nucleaires de Saclay, France. He is the author of more than 50 papers on vibrations, damping and associated subjects and has been involved in numerous international conferences and meetings.

José Antunes is researcher at the Institute of Nuclear Technology (ITN, Portugal), in charge of the Applied Dynamics Laboratory, and for twenty years visiting researcher at Centre d’Etudes Nucleaires de Saclay (CEA, France). A PhD in mechanics from Paris University, he co-authored a book and more than fifty peer-reviewed scientific publications in the fields of flow-induced vibrations, nonlinear dynamics, system identification and music acoustics. His work was awarded two ASME prizes.

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