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
Bluff body flows and vortex flows
Renewable energy harvesting
The groups is funded thanks to competitive National and International calls since 2006. Sponsors: