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1st Edition

Multiphysics and Multiscale Modeling
Techniques and Applications

ISBN 9780429154423
Published October 5, 2015 by CRC Press
426 Pages

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Book Description

Written to appeal to a wide field of engineers and scientists who work on multiscale and multiphysics analysis, Multiphysics and Multiscale Modeling: Techniques and Applications is dedicated to the many computational techniques and methods used to develop man-made systems as well as understand living systems that exist in nature. Presenting a body of research on multiscale and multiphysics analysis collected by the author over the years, this book provides an assessment of multiple computational techniques that include the finite element method, lattice Boltzmann method, cellular automata, and the molecular dynamics technique. The author also presents a number of example problems relevant to multiphysics and multiscale analyses, and introduces the proper coupling techniques that can be used in conjunction with computational methods to solve a multitude of multiscale and multiphysics problems.

In addition, this detailed book:

  • Provides a simplified analysis for crystalline structures using the finite element method and molecular dynamics
  • Discusses multiscale analysis of biomaterials using human bones as an example
  • Presents multiphysics problems for composite structures
  • Includes fluidstructure interaction for composite structures surrounded by water
  • Contains an example of the multiphysics analysis of electromechanical problems
  • Introduces a multiphysics analysis of biomechanics using the example of blood vessels (for which there is fluid-structure interaction)

Multiphysics and Multiscale Modeling: Techniques and Applications emphasizes the use of multiphysics and multiscale techniques to aid in the understanding and development of complex physical behaviors and systems. This book serves as a resource in mechanical engineering, bioengineering, and materials engineering study, practice, and research.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Finite Element Method. Lattice Boltzmann Method. Cellular Automata. Molecular Dynamics. Coupling Techniques. Multiscale Analysis of Composite Structures. Multiscale Analysis of Metallic Materials. Multiscale Analysis of Biomaterials. Multiphysics Analysis of Composite Structures. Multiscale Analysis of Electromechanical System. Multiphysics Analysis of Biomechanics. References.

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Young W. Kwon is a distinguished professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He was also professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Energy Processes of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and an assistant professor at the University of Missouri–Rolla. Dr. Kwon received his PhD degree from Rice University and a BS degree from Seoul National University. He has authored or coauthored numerous publications, contributed book chapters to Structural, Functional and Smart Materials (CRC Press), among others, and wrote the textbook Finite Element Method Using MATLAB (CRC Press).


"With numerous illustrative and clear figures, general guidelines for how to apply the introduced techniques, and multiple detailed examples, this book provides valuable information to anyone interested in multiphysics and multiscale problems. … I highly value the wide range of topics included; from classical mechanics problems with fracture growth to biomechanical topics."
—Veronica Eliasson, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

"… remarkably readable, concise, and comprehensive… provides a strong conceptual understanding of the numerical analysis methods, and addresses the pioneering numerical techniques for analyzing the multiscale and multiphysics problems."
—Jong Chull Jo, Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety