Welcome to the Laboratory for Fluid-Structure Interaction (LIFE) led 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 group is funded thanks to competitive National and International calls since 2006. Sponsors:

Proyectos de Excelencia 2019-2021
AGAUR SGR funded group