Topics and synergies

The work is shared among the academic partners with 17 Doctoral level projects. Topics, location of the fellow, and collaborations are described on the table below :

ParticipantTitlePhD studentPhD indexSynergies
IMFT EST 1 Analysis and control of self-sustained instabilities in large cavity flows using reduced order modelling (see more details) Kaushik Kumar Nagarajan #11 #6 sensitivity analysis
IMFT EST 2 Optimal control of a cavity flow for noise reduction by application of adjoint techniques and cross-validation with time-resolved CFD (see more details) Laia Moret-Gabarro #12 #1, #2, #8: comparisons of results, proposition of control actions
IMFT EST 3 High-accuracy numerical methods applied to resolve the near acoustic field in compressible turbulent cavity flows (see more details) Thangasivam Gandhi #13 #1 comparison in source identification
U Leicester EST 1 Development of innovative time dependent numerical methods for the flow simulation in cavities (see more details) Ivan Spisso #1 #12: Assessment of the numerical methods via cross-checks of the results #13: The model of #1 will be used for results validation
U Leicester EST 2 Noise sources in the near field of turbulent cavity flows (see more details) Marco Grottadaurea #2 #12: Validation of the effectiveness of the implemented control method in reducing noise
U Leicester EST 3 Large-scale structures in separated and re-attaching flows, typical of aeronautical and/or automotive cavity configurations (see more details) Manuele Monti and Marco Cambiono #3 #5: Validation of the numerical results against the PIV experiment on the same geometry, #9: Cross-validation of the basic aerodynamic flow properties (e.g. velocity profiles, properties of the incoming TBL, etc...)
U Leicester EST 4 Entrainment and pressure gradients coupling in the shear-layer above the landing gear well (see more details) David Di Pasquale #4 #9: Validation of the numerical results against experiments with microphones and hot wire anemometry also yielding pressure-velocity couplings
U Leicester EST 5 Experimental investigation of the unsteady flow and pressure fluctuations in a rectangular cavity, relevant to the automobile industry (see more details) Houssam Soueid #14 #8,#6
DIASP EST 1 Wind tunnel experiments with the PIV technique on the basic flow in an elongated cavity (see more details) Christian Haigermoser #5 #3, #9: Cross-validation of the basic aerodynamic flow properties (e.g. velocity profiles, properties of the incoming TBL)
DIASP EST 2 Experimental analysis of cavity flows and their control (see more details) Lukas Vesely #6 #11: PIV data are used to validate numerical results obtained on a similar geometry
DIASP EST 3 Numerical evaluation of the Reynolds number dependence of the unsteady (laminar and turbulent) velocity field in cavity flows (see more details) Peter Roger Bailey #7 #10: PIV/LDA data are used to validate numerical results obtained on a similar geometry
DIASP EST 4 Small-scale structures dynamics in turbulent cavity flows and relationship with noise generation mechanisms (see more details) Mariano Martinez #8 #12: Validation of the effectiveness of the implemented control method in reducing noise
Uniroma 3 EST 1 Experimental study of the wall pressure fluctuations and the near field aero-acoustics in shallow cavities and investigation of velocity-pressure couplings (see more details) Pengyuan Yao #9 #5, #3
Uniroma 3 EST 1 Application and development of novel time-frequency post-processing techniques to the analysis of experimental data bases (see more details) Julien Grilliat #9 #5, #3
Uniroma 3 EST 2 Experimental assessment of the Reynolds number effects on the aeroacoustic emission due to cavity flows (see more details) Franscico Rodriguez Verdugo #10 #7
Uniroma 3 EST 3 Collaboration to measurement campaigns aimed at the aeroacoustic characterization of cavity flows (see more details) Antoine Guitton #15 #7


IMFT EST 1 C Airiau
IMFT EST 2 C Airiau and P Cathalifaud
IMFT EST 3 C Airiau
U Leicester Aldo Rona
DIASP Michele Onorato
Uniroma 3 Roberto Camussi

Activities, case study

Exchange programme

The four training centres at Leicester, Turin, Toulouse and Rome have established individually and independently successful high-quality graduate training schools for early stage researchers. Doctoral training in France, Italy and in the UK nominally lasts three years, making it possible for the four centres to propose this multi-host EST doctoral training programme. The proposed programme for early stage researchers brings original and innovative postgraduate training to these institutes by providing interaction among the trainees. The key innovation with respect to conventional student exchange programmes is that, in this scheme, students spends time working together in each centre, rather than moving around independently as working individuals. Being able to work together with a fellow early stage researcher adds an original, innovative and very valuable element to the doctoral training currently offered by the four training centres. Specifically, early stage researchers can integrate the knowledge on landing gear well flows generated through their chosen approach (numerical, experimental, analytical or by acoustic analogy) with the output from fellow students who are tackling the same flow by a different technique. This re-focusing on the flow physics rather than on the investigative technique constitutes a key point of strength in this novel post-graduate research training. By working together, students can also develop an in-depth knowledge of alternative approaches, understanding their potential, limitations and their applicability to future research theme.

attendees at Toulouse meeting, september 2008The proposed research programme introduces inter-European mobility to early stage researchers right at the beginning of their career. This programme allows the constitution of an inter-European unsteady aerodynamics research group of young researchers who learn to work together. This is an innovative aspect with respect to conventional PhD training, where most early stage researchers feel encapsulated in a small circle of specialists at their institute, sometimes consisting of just their supervisor and themselves, without appreciating the existence of, nor benefiting from, the international community of specialists beyond this group. Through this innovative programme, trainees can put together their individual specific skills/research techniques to progress, as established researchers, to other European multi-national research teamwork-type programmes. The outcome of this programme is a Human Resource (HR) structure of early stage researchers for the European Research Area (ERA). It is expected that this structure is well-equipped to interact with other researchers, after the completion of the early stage training, to attack multi-disciplinary ERA challenges. The networking in this training has the potential to provide a durable bridge for the transfer of knowledge between EST researchers who choose to go in industry after their studies and those who choose an academic career. The Marie Curie Fellowship Association is instrumental in developing contacts in this direction and the trainees is encouraged to take advantage of the membership and activities of this Association

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