Course detail

Fluid Structure Interactions

FSI-MZHAcad. year: 2017/2018

This subject is a continuation of the subject Fluid Engineering. The aim is deepening the knowledge abot unsteady motion of stiff and elastic bodies in real fluid. Intention is application on design of hydraulic elements and systems.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The knowledge of applied hydrodynamics and the basic hydraulic elements and mechanisms principle.


Basics in hydrodynamics, thermo mechanics and the body dynamics


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

BRDIČKA, Miroslav: Mechanika tekutin.
ŠOB, František. Hydromechanika. Vyd. 2. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 2008. ISBN 978-80-214-3578-0.
BIRD, R. Byron, Warren E. STEWART a Edwin N. LIGHTFOOT. Přenosové jevy: sdílení hybnosti, energie a hmoty. Přeložil Štefan ŠALAMON, přeložil Vladimír MÍKA. Praha: Academia, 1968.
PIVOŇKA, Josef. Tekutinové mechanismy. Praha: SNTL, 1987.
PAIDOUSSIS, M. P: Fluid - structure interactions: Slender structures and axial flow. Volume 2, Elsevier Ltd. 2004, ISBN 0-12-544361-7.
AXISA, François a Jose ANTUNES. Modelling of mechanical systems. Amsterdam: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2007. ISBN 0-7506-6847-4.
BRDIČKA, Miroslav, Ladislav SAMEK a Bruno SOPKO. Mechanika kontinua. Vyd. 2., opr. Praha: Academia, 2000. ISBN 8020007725.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Teaching is suplemented by practical laboratory work.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credit and Examination (oral exam)

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


Project, optimize and improve the creative thought of students in the hydraulic and pneumatic devices design.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Seminars and written tasks on the excercises

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-FLI , 2. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch M-KSI , 2. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, elective (voluntary)

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


Unsteady motion of stiff body in real fluid.
Application on motion of piston and valve.
Principle of dynamic damper.
Principle of hydrodynamic damper of rotor systems – tensor of aadded mass, stiffness and damping.
Principle of hydrodynamic bearing – influence of compressibility and cavitation.
Principle of hydrodynamic sealing gap for laminar and turbulent flows.
Stiffness of liquid layer with Taylor vortices.
Stability of pipe with through flow.
Spectral and modal properties of compressible fluid – application on defect detection in pipeline system – searching for the accident based on pressure wave spreading.

labs and studios

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Computation of piston added mass in cylinder filled with liquid – design of dynamic damper of fluid system.
Computation of added effects of fluid on rotor with hydrodynamic damper and journal bearing.
Selfexcited valve vibration circumflowed by liquid.
Experimental determination of added mass during vibration of stiff and elastic body in liquid.