This Volume contains the Proceedings of a French - Australian workshop held in Melbourne, Australia from 3-6 December 2001. Entitled "Coupling of Fluids, Structures and Waves in Aeronautics (CFSWA)", the workshop was principally organised by CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences, Dassault Aviation and CNRS. The main purpose was to explore new computational methods and tools for efficient multi-disciplinary design in aero- nautics. This enterprise strongly depends on modelling of coupled disciplines and development of associated multi-disciplinary simulation tools. As an example of the requirements, the original logo for the workshop illustrated coupled aeroelas- ticity, scattered radar waves and high lift problems. Optimisation is required with respect to mUltiple objectives under conflict. Among the many challenges to be addressed are mathematical, numerical and en- gineering problems involving coupled flows, structures and waves. Future prog- ress on these topics strongly depends on the physical and mathematical modelling of coupled disciplines and the development of associated multi-disciplinary simu- lation tools.
Strong couplings require appropriate exchanges of different kinds of information: physical and geometrical description of models, coupling of Partial Differential Equations (PDEs) at interfaces, and specification of boundary condi- tions or multi-objective functions in optimisation or control problems. Validation of multi-physics software also requires ever more efficient and accurate graphic visualisation tools representing experimental and computational data stored in da- tabases.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 318
Weight: 510 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 17 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2003
From the reviews of the first edition:
"This volume contains 22 papers elaborated by a single or by many authors ... . `The main purpose was to explore new computational methods and tools for efficient multidisciplinary design in aeronautics'. ... The scientific meeting ends with a round table discussion ... . Additionally, the volume contains a short `Curriculum vitae' of the participants ... . On balance, the proceedings give a comprehensive picture of the actual situation in aeronautics." (Vasile Ionescu, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1068, 2005)