My research activity lies in the field of Computational Engineering; my objective is to pursue concerted innovations in physical modeling, numerical analysis, optimization and scientific computing for increasingly complex multi-disciplinary engineering applications and to co-design algorithms and computational strategies to cope with real-world uncertainty, to fundamentally change our present approach to engineering simulations relevant to broad areas of fluid mechanics.

The continuous development of algorithms and methodologies are collected in a C++ object oriented library in the OpenFOAM Technology; the aim is provide fast, scalable and reliable solutions of general CFD problems as an alternative to the most established commercial CFD codes, to be applied both in a RESEARCH and in an INDUSTRIAL CONTEXT. Design and maintenance of the library modules are tested on leadership class machines of the Laboratory Computing Resource Center at the Argonne National Laboratory (Lemont, US).

Fields of application:

  • Automatic hexa-block meshing
  • Mesh motion with topology changes
  • Sliding meshes
  • Turbulence modeling (URANS, LES, hybrid RANS/LES)
  • LES-VOF of internal nozzle flows
  • Lagrangian particle tracking methods
  • Finite-Volume Surface film modeling
  • Reactive flows
  • Aeroacoustics
  • External Aerodynamics
  • Conjugate Heat Transfer (CHT)

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