The TWT gorup is specialized in direct numerical simulations (DNS) of turbulent flows and non-linear wave systems. Both the Eulerian (field) properties of such systems as well as their Lagrangian (particle transport) ones are studied.
Some of the main topics investigated are
– two-dimensional and three-dimensional Navier-Stokes turbulence
– the transport of particles and fields (both active and passive) by fluid flow, including inertial particles, temperature (thermal convection) and polymers.
– non-linear waves in oceanography and optics
– interaction of behaviour and hydrodynamics in the motion of aquatic microorganisms (in particular, phytoplankton)
The TWT group is part of the national INFN “iniziativa specifica” FieldTurb, focusing on the problem of “Particles and Fields” transported by –and reacting with– turbulent flows and complex multi-component/multi-phase fluids.
PostDoc – PostGrad collaborators
Francesco De Vita