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Molecular Dynamics Test of the StressThermal Rule in Polyethylene and Polystyrene Entangled Melts
(Macromolecules, 20200203)Anisotropic thermal transport induced by deformation and the linear relation between the thermal conductivity and stress tensors, also known as the stressthermal rule (STR), are tested via molecular dynamics simulations ... 
Numerical investigation of the rheological behavior of a dense particle suspension in a biviscous matrix using a lubrication dynamics method
(Journal of NonNewtonian Fluid Mechanics, 20200519)This paper presents a numerical approach to predict the rheology of dense noncolloidal suspensions with a biviscous matrix. A biviscous matrix is characterized as a fluid with two shear rate dependent viscosities i.e. one ... 
Hydrodynamic identification of NAUTILUS FOWT platform from small scale tests
(2019)A smallscale tank test campaign of the NAUTILUS offshore wind floating semisubmersible platform was held at the Ifremer Deep Water Basin within the framework of the MaRINET 2 project. The support structure consists in ... 
Mooring system monitoring of offshore renewable energy floating platforms
(2019)An appropriate schedule of the operations for the maintenance (both long and short term) of offshore renewable energy devices can be a crucial key factor for assessing the economic viability of marine energy projects. ... 
Shearthickening of a noncolloidal suspension with a viscoelastic matrix
(Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2019)In this work we study the rheology of a noncolloidal suspension of rigid spherical particles interacting with a viscoelastic matrix. Threedimensional numerical simulations under shear flow are performed using the ... 
Mesoscopic modelling and simulation of espresso coffee extraction
(Journal of Food Engineering, 2019)A mesoscopic model for the simulation of espresso extraction based on the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics method is presented. The model incorporates some essential features such as bimodal granulometry (finescoarses) of ... 
Reducing variability in the cost of energy of ocean energy arrays
(Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 201909)Variability in the predicted cost of energy of an ocean energy converter array is more substantial than for other forms of energy generation, due to the combined stochastic action of weather conditions and failures. If the ... 
Normal lubrication force between spherical particles immersed in a shearthickening fluid
(Physics of Fluids, 20181207)In this work, the inverse biviscous model [Physics of Fluids 29, 103104 (2017)] is used to describe a shearthickening fluid. An analytical velocity profile in a planar Poiseuille flow is utilized to calculate an approximate ... 
Apparent slip mechanism between two spheres based on solvent rheology: Theory and implication for the shear thinning of nonBrownian suspensions
(Physical Review Fluids, 20181210)Analytical results for the apparent slip between two spheres in a simple biviscous model of a shear thinning fluid are presented. Velocity profiles and apparent slip lengths along the surfaces are analyzed in order to ... 
On intermediatescale opensea experiments on floating offshore structures: Feasibility and application on a spar support for offshore wind turbines
(Marine Structures, 20180628)Experimental investigation of floating structures represents the most direct way for achieving their dynamic identification and it is particularly valuable for relatively new concepts, such as floating supports for offshore ... 
On Adomian Based Numerical Schemes for Euler and NavierStokes Equations, and Application to Aeroacoustic Propagation
(20180312)In this thesis, an Adomian Based Scheme (ABS) for the compressible NavierStokes equations is constructed, resulting in a new multiderivative type scheme not found in the context of fluid dynamics. Moreover, this scheme ... 
A numerical study on the hydrodynamic impact of device slenderness and array size in wave energy farms in realistic wave climates
(Ocean Engineering, 20170710)The future of wave energy converters lies in the design and realization of farms comprising of several devices, given the level of actual power flow for the individual devices and because of several operational issues. ... 
Layout Optimisation of Wave Energy Converter Arrays
(Energies, 20170824)This paper proposes an optimisation strategy for the layout design of wave energy converter (WEC) arrays. Optimal layouts are sought so as to maximise the absorbed power given a minimum qfactor, the minimum distance between ... 
Grouplevel progressive alterations in brain connectivity patterns revealed by diffusiontensor brain networks across severity stages in Alzheimer's disease
(Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 20170701)Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a chronically progressive neurodegenerative disease highly correlated to aging. Whether AD originates by targeting a localized brain area and propagates to the rest of the brain across ... 
New Simplified Algorithm for the Multiple Rotating Frame Approach in Computational Fluid Dynamics
(Journal of Fluids Engineering, 20170602)This paper deals with rotating effects simulation of steady flows in turbomachinery. To take into account the rotating nature of the flow, the frozen rotor approach is one of the widely used approaches. This technique, ... 
Highorder mixed weighted compact and noncompact scheme for shock and small length scale interaction
(International Journal of Computer Mathematics, 20131231)It is critical for a numerical scheme to obtain numerical results as accurate as possible with limited computational resources. Turbulent processes are very sensitive to numerical dissipation, which may dissipate the small ... 
A variational finite element model for largeeddy simulations of turbulent flows
(Chinese Annals of Mathematics. Series B, 20131231)The authors introduce a new Large Eddy Simulation model in a channel, based on the projection on finite element spaces as filtering operation in its variational form, for a given triangulation {T h}h>0. The eddy viscosity ... 
A BochevDohrmannGunzburger stabilization method for the primitive equations of the ocean
(Applied Mathematics Letters, 20131231)We introduce a loworder stabilized discretization of the primitive equations of the ocean with highly reduced computational complexity. We prove stability through a specific infsup condition, and weak convergence to a ... 
Identification of defects originated during the filling of cast pieces through particles modelling
(11th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, WCCM 2014, 5th European Conference on Computational Mechanics, ECCM 2014 and 6th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, ECFD 2014, 20141231)In casting processes, strong recirculation zones may trap air, gases and strip particles of sand off the mold affecting seriously the quality of the cast pieces. Especially during the filling of molten pieces with large ... 
Discontinuous highorder finitevolume/finiteelement method for inviscid compressible flows
(53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting (2015), 20151231)The discontinuous, hybrid controlvolume/finiteelement method merges the desirable conservative properties and intuitive physical formulation of the finitevolume technique, with the capability of local arbitrary highorder ...