Engineering Fluid-Structure Interaction: Technologies and Practices

Interaction between fluids and structures is widely found in industry (e.g., marine, aerospace, automotive, renewable energy, nuclear power, construction, sports, biomedicine, and agriculture). For example, ship hulls, offshore architectures, sailing, aircraft frames and wings, turbomachinery blades, rockets, unmanned vehicles, parachutes, airbags, wind turbines, nuclear assemblies, blood vessels, arterial bool, heart valves, whiplash, tall buildings, high bridges, agriculture plants and watering, music instrument timbre, and audio fidelity.

In ocean engineering, systems are usually subjected to strongly coupled interactions between flows and structure deformations/vibrations. Although a huge number of engineering problems have been identified, it is difficult to analyze them due to the inherited multiple physics, which integrates fluid dynamics, solid mechanics, and acoustics. Engineers and scientists need in-depth knowledge to down select methods and develop models for various scenarios in the practice.

General information

This is a project-based course where you will go through methods and techniques for classical FSI such as aero/hydro elasticity, and aero-vibro acoustics, etc. The course also addresses dominant mechanisms in various engineering scenarios, and you will get to know the governing equations for coupled flow and structure motion/deformation. Moreover, you will understand FSI coupled algorithms and numeral methods and learn how to compute FSI using commercial software, Star-CCM+ and ANSYS.


Fundamental fluid and solid mechanics are beneficial but not necessary.

How to apply

Send your Ladok transcript and a few sentences of motivation to Hua-Dong Yao 


Teacher: Hua-Dong Yao, Jonas Ringsberg, Lars Davidson, Mats Svensson
Course dates: Study period 2, 2023
Credits: 7.5
Level: B and A
Application deadline: August 31