Welcome to the Laboratory for Fluid-Structure Interaction (LIFE) lead by Prof. Francisco J Huera-Huarte, at Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV), in Tarragona, Spain.
We use experimental and computational techniques in fluid and solid mechanics to study bluff body wakes and fluid-structure interations with applications to bioinspired, offshore and wind engineering with emphasis in:
- Flow-induced vibrations (FIV) and Fluid-Structure Interacions (FSI)
- Fluid dynamics of swimming and flying
- Bio-inspired design
- Bluff body flows and vortex flows
- Renewable energy harvesting
The groups is funded thanks to competitive National and International calls since 2006.