An Analytical Mechanics Framework for Flow-Oscillator Modeling of Vortex-Induced Bluff-Body Oscillations

  • Sohrob Mottaghi
  • Rene Gabbai
  • Haym Benaroya

Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 260)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Sohrob Mottaghi, Rene Gabbai, Haym Benaroya
    Pages 1-6
  3. Sohrob Mottaghi, Rene Gabbai, Haym Benaroya
    Pages 7-56
  4. Sohrob Mottaghi, Rene Gabbai, Haym Benaroya
    Pages 57-73
  5. Sohrob Mottaghi, Rene Gabbai, Haym Benaroya
    Pages 75-94
  6. Sohrob Mottaghi, Rene Gabbai, Haym Benaroya
    Pages 95-142
  7. Sohrob Mottaghi, Rene Gabbai, Haym Benaroya
    Pages 143-187
  8. Sohrob Mottaghi, Rene Gabbai, Haym Benaroya
    Pages 189-240
  9. Sohrob Mottaghi, Rene Gabbai, Haym Benaroya
    Pages 241-244
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 245-245

About this book


This self-contained book provides an introduction to the flow-oscillator modeling of vortex-induced bluff-body oscillations. One of the great challenges in engineering science also happens to be one of engineering design – the modeling, analysis and design of vibrating structures driven by fluid motion. 

The literature on fluid–structure interaction is vast, and it can be said to comprise a large fraction of all papers published in the mechanical sciences. This book focuses on the vortex-induced oscillations of an immersed body, since, although the importance of the subject has long been known, it is only during the past fifty years that there have been concerted efforts to analytically model the general behavior of the coupling between vortex shedding and structural oscillations.
At the same time, experimentalists have been gathering data on such interactions in order to help define the various regimes of behavior. This data is critical to our understanding and to those who develop analytical models, as can be seen in this book.
The fundamental bases for the modeling developed in this book are the variational principles of analytical dynamics, in particular Hamilton’s principle and Jourdain’s principle, considered great intellectual achievements on par with Newton’s laws of motion. Variational principles have been applied in numerous disciplines, including dynamics, optics and quantum mechanics. Here, we apply variational principles to the development of a framework for the modeling of flow-oscillator models of vortex-induced oscillations.


Fluid-structure Interaction Reduced-order Vibration Vortex-induced Vibration Variational Mechanics Flow-oscillator Models

Authors and affiliations

  • Sohrob Mottaghi
    • 1
  • Rene Gabbai
    • 2
  • Haym Benaroya
    • 3
  1. 1.FAA William J. Hughes Technical CenterAtlantic City International AirportAtlantic CityUSA
  2. 2.Pratt & WhitneyEast HartfordUSA
  3. 3.Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringRutgers UniversityPiscatawayUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-26131-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-26133-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0925-0042
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-7764
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