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Experimental tests in wind tunnels have been traditionally employed as a fundamental tool to evaluate aerodynamic and aeroelastic effects due to wind action on civil engineering structures, such as bridges and slender buildings. In the last decades, due to the versatility presented [...]

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In this paper we suggest some algorithms for the fluid-structure interaction problem stated using a domain decomposition framework. These methods involve stabilized pressure segregation methods for the solution [...]

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This paper presents the Multi-Disciplinary Optimization (MDO) of a business jet including static aeroelastic effects. Two different CFD tools (AETHER by Dassault Aviation and PUMA by NTUA) are coupled with a CSM model (VPS software by ESI). Single discipline as well as coupled [...]

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This paper focuses on the dynamic behavior of variable-span morphing wings (VSMW) oscillating in pitch and plunge motions under subsonic flight conditions. The unswept cantilevered wing is modeled as three-stepped Euler-Bernoulli beam. The aerodynamic loads acting on the wing are [...]

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A discussion of the dominant factors affecting the behaviour of long span cable supported bridges is the subject of this paper. The main issue is the evolution of properties and response of the bridge with the size of the structure, represented by the critical parameter of span length, [...]