Fluid structure interaction modelling of cables used in civil engineering structures
Botterill, Neil (2010) Fluid structure interaction modelling of cables used in civil engineering structures. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
Long, thin, flexible cylindrical elements of large scale structures are heavily influenced by the fluid flow around them. Equally, their movement has an appreciable effect on the fluid flow. This two-way interaction leads to complex dynamic behaviour that can cause fatigue and thus reduce operational lifetime. As demand for longer span bridges and drilling in deeper marine environments increases, research into the best modelling practice of this scenario gains importance.
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