Multiphysics Simulations in Automotive and Aerospace Applications

Multiphysics Simulations in Automotive and Aerospace Applications

1st Edition - July 20, 2021

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  • Editors: Mojtaba Moatamedi, Thurai Rahulan, Hassan Khawaja
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128178997
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128179000

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Multiphysics Simulations in Automotive and Aerospace Applications provides the fundamentals and latest developments on numerical methods for solving multiphysics problems, including fluid-solid interaction, fluid-structure‐thermal coupling, electromagnetic-fluid-solid coupling, vibro and aeroacoustics. Chapters describe the different algorithms and numerical methods used for solving coupled problems using implicit or explicit coupling problems from industrial or academic applications. Given the book’s comprehensive coverage, automotive and aerospace engineers, designers, graduate students and researchers involved in the simulation of practical coupling problems will find the book useful in its approach. 

Key Features

  • Provides the fundamentals of numerical methods, along with comprehensive examples for solving coupled problems
  • Features multi-physics methods and available codes, along with what those codes can do
  • Presents examples from industrial and academic applications


Engineers, graduate students and researchers in automotive and aerospace involved in the development and simulation of practical fluid‐structure‐thermal coupling problems

Table of Contents

  • 1. Crashworthiness
    2. CFD in automotive industry
    3. NVH and high frequency vibration analysis
    4. Modeling of sloshing effects in deformable tanks
    5. Simulation of flow around Elastic bodies
    6. Numerical simulation of bird Impact in aerospace Industry
    7. Particle methods for fluid structure interaction
    8. Numerical modeling of Blast effect and their impact on vulnerable structures
    9. Numerical Simulation in electrical car and batteries

Product details

  • No. of pages: 307
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: July 20, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128178997
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128179000

About the Editors

Mojtaba Moatamedi

Professor Moatamedi completed his engineering education including Ph.D. at The University of Sheffield, MBA at Manchester Business School of The University of Manchester; and LLM International Business Law at The University of Leeds. He is currently the Dean of the College of Engineering and Computing at Al Ghurair University as well as the Adjunct Professor at Oslo Metropolitan University. Prior to his current post, he was the Chair of Multiphysics at UiT The Arctic University of Norway where he was the Director of Multiphysics Centre. Previously at Imperial College London, Narvik University, Cranfield University, The University of Salford and The University of Sheffield, he held senior managerial positions and also carried out research and teaching in the areas of Multiphysics, Fluid-Structure Interaction, Modelling and Simulations and Engineering Design. During his stay at Imperial College he was the Technical Manager for the Centre for Nuclear Engineering, in Narvik he was the Founding Director of High North Technology Centre; at Cranfield the Director of Motorsport Engineering and Management; and at Salford the Director of the Centre for Engineering Materials and the Director of Aerospace Engineering. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications, commercial reports and presentations including keynote addresses at international symposiums and conferences. He has risen substantial funding for research and innovation projects from the UK and overseas research councils, European Union, industry and other sources. He successfully supervised many Ph.D. students to completion and many more graduate projects. He has extensive teaching experience on a wide range of engineering, management and law subjects including modeling and simulations, project management and intellectual property. He has been an external examiner for many research and teaching programmes internationally including the engineering courses at Emirates Aviation University. His stakeholders’ management, industrial research and engineering experience includes working with the UK Ministry of Defence, the Health and Safety Executive, Electrolux, Shell, Hitachi, Rolls Royce, Jaguar, BAE System and Airbus UK. He is the founder, Executive Director and the President of The International Society of Multiphysics (, the Editor-in-Chief of ‘The International Journal of Multiphysics’ and the Chairman of the associated annual conferences. He has also served on advisory boards of many international conferences and events and he is currently the Elsevier Multiphysics Series Editor. He is Fellow Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, Fellow Member of The Nuclear Institute, Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and Member of the Euro Mediterranean Academy of Arts and Sciences. He served as the Chairman of the Manchester Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society and he has been a member of a number of national and international scientific committees; and advisor to a few industrial and governmental bodies including the Office for Nuclear Regulations (ONR), in addition to being the lead person to devise the multiphysics competence standards for European Union. He is currently a member of the Council and the Board of Directors of NAFEMS (, a board member of CSDI Foundation ( and also the Vice Chairman of the Association of Aerospace Universities ( He served as a member of the Board of Governors of European Nuclear Education Network and the Vice Chairman of NAFMES Multiphysics Working Group. He has been a Visiting Professor, Scientist and Senior Research Fellow at a number of institutions including Universities of Manchester (UK), Tongji (China), Kumamoto (Japan), Strathclyde (UK), King Saud (Saudi Arabia), Chester (UK), Lille (France); as well as Beijing Institute of Technology (China) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA).

Affiliations and Expertise

President, The International Society of Multiphysics, UK

Thurai Rahulan

Thurai Rahulan obtained his first degree in Mechanical Engineering Science in 1979 and his PhD in 1984 from the University of Salford. He commenced full time employment in March 1983 designing aircraft control systems funded by the Ministry of Defence followed by a few years developing advanced suspension systems at Jaguar Cars Limited in Coventry. In 1990 he started as a Lecturer in Aeronautics at the University of Salford. His research interests are air accident investigation, uninhabited flight vehicles, and flight safety.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Science, Engineering and Environment, University of Salford, Manchester, UK

Hassan Khawaja

Dr. Khawaja is Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering and Safety, UiT-The Arctic University of Norway. He is member of the process engineering team and leader of the Research Group 'Infrared Imaging, Spectroscopy and Numerical Modelling'. He is a Chartered Engineer and holds the posts of Vice President (Scandinavia) of the International Society of Multiphysics, Communication Director of the Association of Aerospace Universities (AAU), Director in Technical Listening Division in Global Listening Centre (GLC). He is the Coordinator of the annual Multiphysics Conference, Editorial Manager for the International Journal of Multiphysics and Member of the Editorial Board of Vestnik of MSTU. He is also Chief Executive Officer and founding member of the start-up, 'Windtech AS'. He received distinguished prizes such as the Multiphysics Student Prize, W F Reddaway Prize, Commonwealth Scholarship, and President Gold Medal. He has also received grants and prize funding for the regional R&D and innovation. He actively publishes journal papers, presents at international conferences, applies for research funds and encourages innovative research. He is collaborating with a number of researchers in China, France, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States. He has formal education in 'Pedagogical Competence for Higher Education' and 'Research Supervision' from UiT-The Arctic University of Norway.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, UiT-The Arctic University of Norway, Norway; Vice President (Scandinavia), The International Society of Multiphysics, UK

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