----- Original Message ----- From: "E.H. van Brummelen" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2006 6:38 AM Subject: final call special session at WCCM 2006: "Fluid-Structure Interaction of Thin-Walled Structures and Membranes"
Dear Colleagues, With the deadline for early registrations for WCCM2006 approaching, we would once more like to invite you to present a paper in the special session: "Fluid-Structure Interaction of Thin-Walled Structures and Membranes" An abstract of the special session is provided below. If you are interested in contributing to this special session, please submit a one page abstract to one of us not later than Monday 6 Februari, 2006. Further information on the conference can be found on the conference website: http://www.wccm2006.northwestern.edu/ If you have any further question regarding the conference or the special session, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to receiving your positive response, and to welcoming you to a fruitful discussion on advanced computational techniques for FSI of thin-walled structures and membranes. With kind regards, Harald van Brummelen and Kurt Maute ABSTRACT: --------- "Fluid-Structure Interaction of Thin-Walled Structures and Membranes" Fluid-structure-interactions involving thin-walled structures and membranes occur in many engineering disciplines, e.g., airbags in automotive engineering, heart valves in biomechanical engineering, and inflatable structures in aerospace and civil engineering. The numerical simulation of such fluid-structure-interaction problems poses many daunting challenges. Typically, the fluid and the structure are strongly coupled, which can make the application of iterative solution methods and loosely-coupled time-integration methods less effective. Moreover, the fluid domain generally sustains very large deformations, and sometimes even topological changes. These large changes in the geometry of the fluid domain prompt sophisticated discretization techniques: Conventional boundary-fitted meshes for the fluid must be endowed with adaptive refinement, or embedded/immersed boundary techniques must be applied. This minisymposium endeavors to provide a forum for discussing state-of-the-art computational techniques for fluid-structure-interaction problems pertaining to thin-walled structures and membranes. Papers in the following areas are welcome: - Fast and robust iterative solution procedures for strongly-coupled FSI problems - Embedded/Immersed boundary techniques for fluids and FSI - Fictitious-domain/Lagrange-multiplier methods for fluids and FSI - Adaptively-refined ALE/space-time discretizations for FSI - Applications of computational techniques to problems within the above context -- Dr. Ir. Harald van Brummelen Delft University of Technology Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, EM Chair P.O. Box 5058, 2600 GB Delft, The Netherlands phone: +31 15 278 9545, fax: +31 15 261 1465 URL: http://www.em.lr.tudelft.nl/~brummelen