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Development of Finite Element Procedures for Fluid-Structure Interaction


Liu, Wing Kam (1981) Development of Finite Element Procedures for Fluid-Structure Interaction. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/4yzv-q979.


In this thesis the development of finite element procedures for fluid-structure interaction problems is presented. The areas upon which attention is focused are: numerical transient algorithms which emphasize implicit-explicit finite element concepts; finite element kinematical descriptions for modelling fluid subdomains in fluidstructure interaction problems; finite element methodology for nearly incompressible fluids and solids, and beam, plate and shell structures based upon theories which include transverse shear deformations; and finite rotation effects in numerical integration of rate constitutive equations arising in large-deformation analysis. All these nonlinear methodologies have been integrated into a working finite element computer code. A number of numerical examples are presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of these approaches.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:(Civil Engineering)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Civil Engineering
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Hughes, Thomas J. R.
Group:Earthquake Engineering Research Laboratory
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:27 August 1980
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EERL Report80-06
Record Number:CaltechThesis:08202021-235130206
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