Extended Hamilton’S Principle for Fluid-Structure Interaction

  • Haym Benaroya
  • Timothy Wei
Part of the Fluid Mechanics and its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 75)


The problem of vortex-shedding from bluff bodies has been examined for over a century, as reflected by the extensive literature on the subject. The focus of these foregoing researches can be split into two broad categories: investigations into the flow characteristics around a body in a flow, and studies of the response of a bluff body to the forces from the flow.

The approach sought here, to derive a set of equations of motion for a structure subjected to vortex-shedding loads from first principles, represents a novel approach to a long-studied problem. The work at hand also embraces two disciplines: vortex-shedding from bluff bodies, and the dynamics of a compliant offshore structure.


Control Volume Control Surface Bluff Body Vortex Street Wake Oscillation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Haym Benaroya
    • 1
  • Timothy Wei
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringRutgers UniversityPiscatawayUSA

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