This book focuses on the computational and theoretical approaches to the coupling of fluid mechanics and solids mechanics. In particular, nonlinear dynamical systems are introduced to the handling of complex fluid-solid interaction systems, For the past few decades, many terminologies have been introduced to this field, namely, flow-induced vibration, aeroelasticity, hydroelasticity, fluid-structure interaction, fluid-solid interaction, and more recently multi-physics problems. Moreover, engineering applications are distributed within different disciplines, such as nuclear, civil, aerospace, ocean, chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering. Regrettably, while each particular subject is by itself very extensive, it has been difficult for a single book to cover in a reasonable depth and in the mean time to connect various topics. In light of the current multidisciplinary research need in nanotechnology and bioengineering, there is an urgent need for books to provide such a linkage and to lay a foundation for more specialized fields.

Key Features

- Interdisciplinary across all types of engineering - Comprehensive study of fluid-solid interaction - Discusses complex system dynamics derived from interactive systems - Provides mathematic modeling of biological systems


Senior undergraduate students, graduate students, researchers in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, aerospace engineering, and biomedical engineering as well as applied mathematics - who are focused on the study of complex dynamical behaviors of fluid-solid systems

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 2 Aspects of Mathematics and Mechanics 3 Dynamical Systems 4 Flow-Induced Vibrations 5 Boundary Integral Approaches 6 Computational Linear Models 7 Computational Nonlinear Models


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© 2008
Elsevier Science
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About the author

Xiaodong (Sheldon) Wang

Affiliations and Expertise

New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, USA