Fluid-Structure Interactions

Slender Structures and Axial Flow


  • Michael Paidoussis, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, Canada, Fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME), the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Academy of Mechanics (AAM)

The first of two books concentrating on the dynamics of slender bodies within or containing axial flow, Fluid-Structure Interaction, Volume 1 covers the fundamentals and mechanisms giving rise to flow-induced vibration, with a particular focus on the challenges associated with pipes conveying fluid.

This volume has been thoroughly updated to reference the latest developments in the field, with a continued emphasis on the understanding of dynamical behaviour and analytical methods needed to provide long-term solutions and validate the latest computational methods and codes.

In this edition, Chapter 7 from Volume 2 has also been moved to Volume 1, meaning that Volume 1 now mainly treats the dynamics of systems subjected to internal flow, whereas in Volume 2 the axial flow is in most cases external to the flow or annular.

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Engineers, researchers and graduate students across industries including mechanical, civil, aerospace, material, marine and offshore engineering involved in the analysis, maintenance and design of flexible structures that interact with internal and/or external fluid flow; Specialists in the fields of fluid-structure interaction, flow-induced vibration, dynamics and vibration.


Book information

  • Published: December 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-397312-2

Table of Contents

Preface for First and Second Edition
Concepts, Definitions and Methods
Pipes Conveying Fluid: Linear Dynamics I
Pipes Conveying Fluid: Linear Dynamics II
Pipes Conveying Fluid: Nonlinear and Chaotic Dynamics
Curved Pipes Conveying Fluid
Cylindrical Shells Containing or Immersed in Flow: Basic Dynamics
Appendix A: A First-Principles Derivation of the Equation of Motion of a Pipe Conveying Fluid
Appendix B: Analytical Evaluation of bsr, csr and dsr
Appendix C: Destabilization by Damping: T. Brooke Benjamin’s Work
Appendix D: Experimental Methods for Elastomer Pipes
Appendix E: Timoshenko Equations of Motion and Associated Analysis
Appendix F: Some of the Basic Methods for Nonlinear Dynamics
Appendix G: Newtonian Derivation of Nonlinear Equations of Motion of a pipe Conveying Fluid
Appendix H: Nonlinear Dynamics Theory Applied to a Pipe Conveying Fluid
Appendix I: The Fractal Dimension from the Experimental Pipe-Vibration Signal
Appendix J: Detailed Analysis for the Derivation of the Equations of Motion of Chapter 6
Appendix K: Matrices for the Analysis of an Extensible Curved Pipe Conveying Fluid
Appendix L: Matrices in Hybrid Analytical/Finite-Element Method of Lakis et al.
Appendix M: Anisotropic Shells
Appendix N: Nonlinear Motions of a Shell Conveying Fluid