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City academic gives keynote speech at prestigious engineering symposium

Professor of Fluid Simulation, Professor Alfredo Pinelli, presented a research paper at the 11th International ERCOFTAC Symposium on Engineering Turbulence Modelling and Measurements, held from September 21st-23rd in Sicily.
by John Stevenson (Senior Communications Officer)

Professor of Fluid Simulation, Professor Alfredo Pinelli was one of six keynote speakers at the ERCOFTAC Symposium on Engineering Turbulence Modelling and Measurements (ETMM), held from September 21st-23rd in Sicily.

Alfredo PinelliHe presented a paper titled “Flow manipulation based on passive and localised fluid structure interactions”.

Turbulent flow in gases or liquids is a type of fluid flow in which the fluid undergoes irregular fluctuations, in contrast to laminar flow, where the flow moves in smooth paths or layers. Like the flow in wind and rivers, the speed of the fluid is continuously changing in both magnitude and direction, even if the currents are gentle.

Professor Pinelli has actively researched in the field of Direct and Large Eddy Simulations of turbulent flows, covering both physical and algorithmic aspects.  

Simulation of fluid flows

With more than 70 peer-reviewed published articles and presentations at 60 international conferences, he has also collaborated with researchers on multiple National European and International research projects.

More recently, Professor Pinelli has broadened his interests in the simulation of fluid flows around complex geometries including fluid-structure interaction problems with particular emphasis on biomimetic flow control methodologies.

For more information on the ETMM Symposium please visit this website.

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