Special Issue of Computational Mechanics Celebrating the 65th Birthday of Thomas J.R. Hughes

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Advances in Computational Fluid Mechanics and Fluid-Structure Interactions

Free access until July 31, 2010.

Volume 46, Number 1 (June 2010) of Computational Mechanics is dedicated to the celebration of the 65th birthday of Thomas J.R. Hughes, a phenomenal leader in computational mechanics. A sequence of symposia organized at the Fifteenth International Conference on Finite Elements in Flow Problems, Tokyo, Japan, April 1-3, 2009, were dedicated to the celebration of this occasion. The special issue contains papers authored by friends, collaborators and former students of Tom Hughes who gave presentations at these symposia.

Thomas J.R. Hughes

Much of the research represented by the articles in this special issue was inspired by Tom Hughes and was accomplished with methods rooted in Tom Hughes' ideas. The articles introduce innovative methods in fluid mechanics and fluid-structure interactions and address some of the most challenging problems in computational mechanics. A good number of articles focus on biomechanics, with emphasis on cardiovascular fluid mechanics and fluid-structure interactions with patient-specific data.

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