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Research Group: Fluid Structure Interactions

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Head of Group: Professor Dominic A Hudson                                                                                               The aim of our work is to explore and understand the behaviour of engineering systems in a maritime environment with a view to improving the integration of design, production and operation, accounting for safety, economic and societal viewpoints. Systems include ships, submarines and submersibles, yachts and offshore structures. We seek to unify aspects of naval architecture, marine engineering, ocean engineering, offshore engineering and the emerging subject of maritime engineering sciences.

We conduct fundamental and applied research in topics related to the dynamic behaviour of marine structures involving: the prediction of wave-induced motions and loads; mechanics of lightweight and composite structures; underwater systems engineering; and marine vehicle design. Other research strengths include:

Members of the group have a wide range of international links. Examples include: University of Delaware, USA (modelling risk in UAVs); Beijing University, China (intelligent structural health monitoring); University of Limerick (joint PhD supervision on stress analysis of biomedical devices); University of Perugia, Italy (joint PhD supervision on yacht–sailor interaction modelling); University of Newcastle, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, and University of Galati, Romania (benchmarking experimental and theoretical modelling of composite structures); and Yokohama National University, Japan (fluid–structure modelling in ocean space structures).

A significant feature of the work is the coalescing of fundamental research with the potential application domains which are achieved in collaboration with external partners. Four examples of such a linkage are:

  • Lloyd's Register University Technology Centre (LR UTC) in Hydrodynamics, Hydroelasticity and Mechanics of Composites
  • Advanced Technology Partnership with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI ATP) on Maritime Science and Engineering
  • Performance Sports Engineering in collaboration with UK Sports
  • Centre of Excellence in Marine Structures in collaboration with Ministry of Defence, Lloyd's Register and University College London

Members of the group are also involved in various committees of the International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC) and International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress (ISSC)

FSI Graduate Seminars

Fluid Structure Interactions Blog

Southampton Sailing Robot Team Blog

Contact us:

Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering
Engineering and Physical Sciences
University of Southampton
Southampton Boldrewood Innovation Campus
Burgess Road
Southampton
SO16 7QF

Administrative officers:

Aparna Subaiah-Varma
Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 7745
Email: fsi@soton.ac.uk

Kelly Carter
Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 2692
Email: K.R.Carter@soton.ac.uk

Melanie Hallford
Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 2192
Email: M.Hallford@soton.ac.uk

Sheila Stickland
Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 8946
Email: S.Stickland@soton.ac.uk

Satwant Virdee
Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 4914
Email: S.Virdee@soton.ac.uk

 

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List of related projects to Fluid Structure Interactions
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A Mixed Finite Element-Smoothing Particle method for Nonlinear FSI Problems, with Applications to Maritime EngineeringActive
A new tool to identify defects in adhesively bonded jointsActive
A Particle Based Method for Flow Simulations in Hydrodynamics and HydroelasticityActive
Accurate Cartesian-grid modeling of unsteady and separating flowsActive
Adaptive and smart materials and structures for more efficient vessels (Adam4eve)Active
Advanced Multi-scale Strain Based Non-Destructive Evaluation (AMUSED)Active
Aesthetic consideration in ship designActive
Air entrainment in the wake of a transom sternActive
An investigation into the face sheet debonding of glass balsa sandwich compositesActive
Anaconda - Wave Energy ConverterActive
Analysis of adhesively-bonded composite jointsActive
Applications of thermography for material and structures monitoring and assessmentActive
Assessment of the effectiveness of fuel cell as an alternative technology for marine propulsion systemsActive
Body Non Linear 3D HydroelasticityActive
LR/MoD Centre of Excellence for Marine StructuresActive
Full-field data-rich experimental approaches to explain composite material and structural performance and its damage tolerance (DAMTOL)Active
Design and development of cost effective surface mounted water turbines for rural electricity productionActive
Development of advanced non-destructive damage detection approach using vibrational power flowActive
Development of a Hover Capable Autonomous Underwater VehicleActive
Development of Printed Smart Fabric Sensors for the Marine IndustryActive
Digital image correlation for high strain rate behaviour investigation on glass fibre reinforced polymersActive
Dynamic characteristics of ocean platform with mooring systemActive
Energy harvesting utilising the gyroscopic effectActive
Enhanced Performance of Sandwich Structures by Improved Damage Tolerance (SANTIGUE2)Active
Fast escape underwater vehicle inspired by the octopus jettingActive
Fluid loads and motions of damaged shipsActive
Fluid-structure interactions for yacht sailsActive
Fluid Structure Interactions projects summaryActive
Gothenburg 2010: rans simulations of the multiphase flow around the kcs hullformActive
GreenboatActive
How important are defects in marine structural composites?Active
Improvements to experimental approach for application of optical methods to high-speed testing of compositesActive
Innovative smart magnetic materials and smart structures with hybrid vibration energy control for marine applicationActive
Investigation and development of a new effective nonlinear energy harvesterActive
Investigation of Wave Impact on Permeable Structures for Coastal DefencesActive
Investigations of Nonlinear Fluid-Solid Interaction Dynamic Systems for Wave Energy HarvestingActive
Investigations on power flow analysis of nonlinear dynamic systems and applicationsActive
Investigations on Structure-Isolator Interaction System for Particular Vibration Isolation Performance Active
Lessons from nature for engineeringActive
Lightweight composite and sandwich structuresActive
Linear interaction between compressibility and a gravity field for barotropic fluidsActive
Low carbon and hazardous emissions shippingActive
Meshfree Particle Methods for Fluid Structure Interaction Problems, with Applications to Aerospace Engineering Active
Methodology for assessing the life extension of high performance marine craftActive
Modelling and prediction of residual stressActive
Novel approach to MRE smart materials and structures for suppressing vibration and noiseActive
Novel co-blended polymer matrix systems for fire resistant structural marine compositesActive
EPSRC-Shaping Capacity Award: “Novel energy flow based dynamic topology optimizations for light-weight marine structures to suppress vibration and noise radiation"Active
Numerical investigations on fluid-structure interactions using particle based methods for marine applicationsActive
Numerical simulation of interfacial fluid flows by an anti-diffusive VOF methodActive
Ocean Survey and Autonomous Sampling Using Multi-Agent SystemsActive
Optimisation of a fleet of AUVs to minimise energy dissipationActive
Optimized athlete body sensor networks for simulation-based performance analysisActive
Potential for evaluating residual stress using thermoelastic stress analysisActive
Nonlinear Power Flow Active Control of Aeroelastic Flutter of Flappled AirfoilsActive
Power flow topology optimizations for engineering structures to suppress vibration and noiseActive
Predicting tidal turbine noise for environmental impact assessmentActive
Prediction of Aircraft Exhaust NoiseActive
Prediction of hydrodynamics characteristics of naval vesselsActive
Preparation of section properties for 2d anti-symmetric analysis of ship with structural discontinuitiesActive
Reliability based life-time prediction and assessment of composite sandwich structuresActive
REsidual Stress and structural Integrity Studies using Thermography (RESIST)Active
RNLI Advanced Technology PartnershipActive
Security of boat moorings and harvesting their energyActive
Simulating high performance craft for design and trainingActive
Simulation of tactical yacht racing: a human-psychological-physical AI-system in a dynamically changing yacht racing environmentActive
Smart MRE Materials and Structures for Adaptive Vibration ControlActive
Smart vibration control using magnetorheological elastomers in hybrid shear-compressive modes with application to maritime engineeringActive
Strength assessment of damaged ship structuresActive
Structural modelling of damaged steel structuresActive
Tailored composites for deformation control in unsteady fluid-structure interactionsActive
The effect of flexibility on the design and performance of inflatable boats, plus environmental considerationsActive
The influence of surface waves on the added resistance of merchant shipsActive
The Performance of Ships in Abnormal WavesActive
The Royal Academy of Engineering Research Exchanges with China Major Award 2010Active
Thermal degradation of foam cored sandwich structuresActive
Through life performance of sustainable compositesActive
Use of cryogenic buoyancy systems for controlled removal of heavy objects from the seabedActive
The use of optical techniques to assess the performance of composite materials under high velocity deformationsActive
Wake Detection Ability and Self-Induced Motion Suppression of Whisker-like GeometriesActive
Wave making drag prediction for improved design of marine craftsActive
Why Do Wings Make Engines Noisier?Active
Adaptive Composite Blades for Horizontal Axis Tidal TurbinesActive
An improved Concurrent Engineering Framework through Incorporation of Management MethodologiesActive
Crust Formation on Natural RubberActive
Damage Assessment Tool for Marine StructuresActive
Design and Development of Duct-Diffuser Augmented Propeller Low Head Hydro TurbinesActive
Design and Development of Effective Nonlinear Energy HarvestersActive
Design of High Speed Craft from a Human Factors PerspectiveActive
Design and Development of Duct-Diffuser Augmented Propeller Low Head Hydro TurbinesActive
Full-Field Optical Techniques for High Strain Rate Behaviour Investigation on Glass Fibre Reinforced PolymersActive
Gyroscopic Energy HarvestingActive
Hydroelastic Inflatable Boats: A Possible Design MethodologyActive
Hydrothermal Ageing and the Implications of Adopting Sustainable Composite Materials for Structural Marine ApplicationsActive
The Influence of Surface Waves on the Added Resistance of Merchant ShipsActive
Influence of Ultimate Strength on Aged and Corroded ShipsActive
Infra-red Sensing for Materials Characterisation and Damage AssessmentActive
Infra-red Technique for Damage Tolerant Sandwich StructuresActive
Integrated Design for Production to Ensure Sustainability in Marine TransportationActive
Interactions of Fluid and Soft Bodied Structures with Applications to Wave Energy DeviceActive
Investigation of Numerical Methods for Achieving Energy Efficient ShipsActive
Investigation of Wall-Bounded Turbulence over Sparsely Distributed RoughnessActive
Lightweight and High Performance ShipsActive
Lloyds Register University Techology CentreActive
Low Carbon and Hazardous Emissions ShippingActive
Low Carbon Ship DesignActive
Maritime Energy – sustainable and secure Active
Maritime sport and leisureActive
Minimising the propulsive power consumption of a fleet of AUVsActive
MoD Centre of ExcellenceActive
Modelling Characterisation and Development of New Magnetorheological Materials with Enhanced Vibration ControlActive
Nonlinear Hydrodynamic Analysis of Floating Structures Subject to Ocean EnvironmentsActive
Numerical Investigation into Potential Flow Around High-Speed Hydrooil Assisted CraftActive
Numerical Investigations on Fluid-Structure Ineractions Using Particle Based Methods for Marine ApplicationsActive
Numerical Modelling of Scour around Complex 3D StructuresActive
Passive-Adaptive Composite Structures for Unsteady Fluid Loading Active
Permeability and Cure Measurements in the Vacuum Assisted Resin Infusion Process for Validation of PAM-RTMActive
Portus ProjectActive
Power Flow Active Control of Aeroelastic Flutter for a Nonlinear Airfoil with FlapActive
Minimising the Propulsive Power Consumption of a Fleet of AUVs Active
Pulse Phase Thermography and its Application to Defects in Adhesively Bonded JointsActive
RNLI University Technology CentreActive
Ship Hydraulics (Sloshing)Active
Ship Hydrodynamics - Wave Induced Motions and LoadsActive
Smart Materials and Structures with Hybrid Nonlinear Vibration Control for Marine ApplicationsActive
Structural Analysis and Loads for a Modular Nuclear Merchant ShipActive
Swimming Data CaptureActive
Syncronised IRT and DIC Capture to Measure the Strain Rate Dependency of Fibre Reinforced CompositesActive
Thermal Degradation of Polymeric Foam Cored Sandwich StructuresActive
Unstructured MEL modelling of 3D Ship HydrodynamicsActive
Using Synthetic Turbulence as an Inlet Condition for Large Eddy SimulationsActive
Vibration Power Flow Analysis of Nonlinear Dynamic Systems and ApplicationsActive
Investigation of Wall-Bounded Turbulence over Sparsely Distributed RoughnessActive
Wave Making Drag Prediction for Improved Design of Marine CraftsActive
Aquatic Soft Robots for Environmental SensingDormant
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