Kim Alards

Lagrangian analysis of rotating Rayleigh-Bénard turbulence Dynamics of particles in cylindrical rotating Rayleigh-Bénard convection (RRBC) is studied using DNS, not only to understand the physics of RRBC, but also to investigate whether particles with a feedback reaction on the flow can influence the dynamics within the cell. Lagrangian statistics is used to characterise flow structures […]

Alumni master students

2009 Alessandro Candini, Erasmus placement (University of Ferrara). 2010 Francesca Mancini, Erasmus student (University of Tor Vergata). 2010 Andrea Donini, Erasmus student (University of Udine) 2010 Enrico Pitton, Erasmus student (University of Udine) 2010 Riccardo Scatamacchia, Master student (University of Tor Vergata) 2011 Alessandro Dal Cin, Erasmus student (University of Udine) 2012 Eros Pecile, Erasmus […]

Abhineet Gupta

Photo-bioreactors: saving algae from turbulence! Understanding turbulent flow of (dense) suspensions is one of the key factors needed in order to upscale and thus increase the productivity of algae photo-bioreactors. Many studies investigated the rheology of dense suspensions in laminar flows, as well as the dynamics of dilute suspensions in turbulence. We study dense suspension […]

Riccardo Scatamacchia

Extreme Events in the Dispersions of Two Neighboring Particles Under the Influence of Fluid Turbulence Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 144501 – Published 5 October 2012 R. Scatamacchia, L. Biferale, and F. Toschi   ABSTRACT We present a numerical study of two-particle dispersion from point sources in three-dimensional incompressible homogeneous and isotropic turbulence at Reynolds number Re≃300. Tracer […]