We uncover the effects of locally altering the tip region of a periodic flapping fin system, by using a low order robotic model and detailed loads, motions and wake measurements. We show how the actuation of this region can largely modify propulsive performance and how important is the phase difference between the fin and the tip. #FluidDynamics #BioInspiredDesign
A new article has been published in JFS, dealing with the VIV of tandem cylidners. You can download it here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2019.04.006
I am very happy to start my new role as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Fluids and Structures. Looking forward to contribute to the reference journal in fluid-structure interaction from the Laboratory for Fluid-Structure Interaction @UniversitatURV
You can download in https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1Y7l46nh6oqSO, our last piece of work ”Effect of free surface on a flat plate translating normal to the flow”,carried out recently at the Laboratory for Fluid-Structure Interations, and published in Ocean Engineering!
In this work we show the effects of blade angle on the fluid dynamics inside the rotor of a cross-flow turbine. #VAWT #FluidDynamics #RenewableEnergy
You can download it here: https://doi.org/10.1177/1475090218792331
Check out the scientific program (https://www.efmc12.conf.tuwien.ac.at/scientific-program) for EuroMech Fluid Mechanics Conference – EFMC12 and the Bio-inspired propulsion Mini-Symposia (https://www.efmc12.conf.tuwien.ac.at/mini-symposia) that we are organizing!
You can download in https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1XNsBin8VSL~W, our last work on renewable energy ”The dead band in the performance of cross-flow turbines: Effects of Reynolds number and blade pitch”, carried out at the Laboratory for Fluid-Structure Interations, and published in Energy Conversion and Management!
You can download in http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2018.469, the last piece of work ”Dynamics and excitation in a low mass-damping cylinder in cross-flow with side-by-side interference”,carried out recently at the Laboratory for Fluid-Structure Interations, and published in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics!
You can download in https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1XDX6,Whn7uP8, the last piece of work ” Vortex-induced vibrations of a circular cylinder with a pair of control rods of varying size”, carried out at the Laboratory for Fluid-Structure Interations, and published in the Journal of Sound and Vibration!