F20 - Fluid-Structure Interactions
of Propulsors, Turbines and Lifting Surfaces

Organizers: Y. L. Young, J-A. Astolfi, P. Bot, K-H. Kim & W-M. Lin

Yin Lu (Julie) is a Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and Director of the Marine Hydrodynamics Laboratory at the University of Michigan. She served as the Society of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (SNAME) representative on the United States National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNC/TAM) between 2009-2014, and she is an active member on the SNAME H-8 (Propulsion Hydrodynamics) Panel. Prof. Young is also an Associate Editor for the Journal of Offshore, Mechanics, Artic, and Ocean Engineering. She was also the Lead Guest Editor for a special 2012 issue on “Marine propellers and current turbines: state-of-the-art and current challenges” for International Journal of Rotating Machinery. Prof. Young has written over two hundred journal and conference papers in the area of fluid-structure interactions related to marine and coastal structures, and she is well-known for her work on self-adaptive composite marine propellers.

Jacques-Andre Astolfi is professor at the French Naval Academy . He is the head of the Mechanical Engineering Department of about 20 people. He is involved in basic experimental and numerical researches dedicated to lifting surfaces, dedicated to marine propellers and marine current turbine as well. He recently developed experimental analysis and numerical simulations of Fluid-Structure Interaction involving flexible lifting surface for naval applications.

Patrick Bot is Associate Professor in Fluid Dynamics at the French Naval Academy Research Institute. He is working on Fluid Structure interaction on lifting surfaces, hydrofoils and soft membranes such as yacht sails, based on full-scale, water tunnel and wind tunnel testing, combined with numerical simulations. He has a particular interest in unsteady behaviors and unusual Reynolds number effects. He is the Chair of the International Conference on Innovation in High Performance Sailing Yachts INNOV'SAIL and Guest Editor of special issues in the journal Ocean Engineering

Ki-Han Kim is Program Officer at the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR). In this capacity, he manages Science and Technology (S&T) programs in the area of propulsor hydrodynamics and hydroacoustics. His current S&T portfolio includes multiphase flow modeling, propulsor and waterjet cavitation, and cavitation erosion from fluid-material interaction viewpoint.
He is actively involved in the advancement of physics of cavitation through international collaborations. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Ship Research. He is Co-Chair of the 32nd Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics to be held in Hamburg, Germany in August 2018.

Woei-Min Lin is a Program Officer at the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR). In this capacity, he manages Science and Technology (S&T) programs in the area of surface platform hydrodynamics. Dr. Lin is very well known internationally in the area of marine hydrodynamics and marine vehicle dynamics. He is an active member of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) AVT (Applied Vehicle Technology) technical panels in vehicle stability and control, flow separation, and vehicle design optimization. He has collaboration with scientists from many countries on problems important to vehicle stability and maneuvering, and flow around the ship.


Over the last decades, significant advances have been made in fundamental understanding and utilization of the fluid-structure interaction response of flexible and advanced materials to improve energy efficiency, maneuverability, stability, and function of propulsors, turbines, and lifting surfaces. Moreover, active materials can be embedded inside flexible structures to enable energy harvesting, in situ health and condition monitoring, mitigation and control of flow-induced vibrations, and further enhancements of system performance. We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that present state-of-the-art numerical and experimental studies, as well as innovative design, optimization, and control methodologies related to the fluid-structure interactions of propulsors, turbines and lifting surfaces.

Non-exhaustive list of suggested Topics:

- Advances in theoretical and numerical modeling, experimental modeling, design, and optimization of flexible, adaptive, or multi-functional hydrodynamic lifting bodies (including propulsors and turbines)

- Flow-induced vibrations and stability of hydrodynamic lifting bodies

- Innovative design and control strategies that exploit the fluid-structure interaction response

- Interactions between flexible hydrodynamic lifting bodies and multiphase flow

- Scaling relations for flexible, adaptive, or multi-functional hydrodynamic lifting bodies

- New challenges: New design, materials, control, and/or self-sensing strategies