Unified Lagrangian Formulation for Fluid and Solid Mechanics, Fluid-Structure Interaction and Coupled Thermal Problems Using the PFEM

  • Alessandro Franci

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Alessandro Franci
    Pages 1-16
  3. Alessandro Franci
    Pages 147-170
  4. Alessandro Franci
    Pages 171-185
  5. Alessandro Franci
    Pages 207-210
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 211-211

About this book


This book treats the derivation and implementation of a unified particle finite element formulation for the solution of fluid and solid mechanics, Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) and coupled thermal problems. 

FSI problems are involved in many engineering branches, from aeronautics to civil and biomedical engineering. The numerical method proposed in this book has been designed to deal with a large part of these. In particular, it is capable of simulating accurately free-surface fluids interacting with structures that may undergo large displacements, suffer from thermo-plastic deformations and even melt. The method accuracy has been successfully verified in several numerical examples. The thesis also contains the application of the proposed numerical strategy for the simulation of a real industrial problem.

This thesis, defended at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya in 2015, was selected (ex aequo) as the best PhD thesis in numerical methods in Spain for the year 2015 by the Spanish Society of Numerical Methods in Engineering (SEMNI).


Particle Finite Element Method (PFEM) Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) Free-surface fluids Lagrangian formulation Thermal coupling SEMNI Sociedad Española de Métodos Númericos en Ingeniería Thesis

Authors and affiliations

  • Alessandro Franci
    • 1
  1. 1.Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, and CIMNEBarcelonaSpain

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-45661-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-45662-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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