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dr.ir. P. Cifani (Paolo)

Researcher

About Me

I am interested in the (differential) geometric structure of fluid dynamical systems and their statistical properties in relation to turbulence. The quantitative analysis of such complex systems, which span a wide range of scales of motion, requires numerical simulation. From a mathematical viewpoint, it is natural to require for the discrete system to preserve symmetries and invariants of motion of the underlying analytical problem. This is key for a correct representation of fundamental physical mechanisms and their long-time behaviour. The core of my research finds its place in the process that goes from the design of structure-preserving numerical methods all the way to their implementation onto modern supercomputers.

Active collaborations:

  • Gran Sasso Science Institute, mathematics
  • Chalmers University of Technology, department of mathematical sciences
  • Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

    Expertise

    Engineering & Materials Science
    Channel Flow
    Direct Numerical Simulation
    Fluids
    Turbulence
    Volume Fraction
    Physics & Astronomy
    Bubbles
    Channel Flow
    Direct Numerical Simulation

    Research

    Main fields of reasearch:

    • Geometric integration of geophysical flows
    • Simulation of turbulence
    • Stochastic Lie transport modeling of fluid systmes

    Publications

    Recent
    Cifani, P., Viviani, M. , Luesink, E., Modin, K. , & Geurts, B. J. (2022). Casimir preserving spectrum of two-dimensional turbulence. Physical review fluids, 7(8), [L082601]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevFluids.7.L082601
    Hasslberger, J. , Cifani, P., Chakraborty, N., & Klein, M. (2020). A direct numerical simulation analysis of coherent structures in bubble-laden channel flows. Journal of fluid mechanics, 905, [A37]. https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2020.780

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    Visiting Address

    University of Twente
    Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
    Carré (building no. 15), room C3631
    Hallenweg 23
    7522NH  Enschede
    The Netherlands

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    University of Twente
    Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
    Carré (building no. 15), room C3631
    Hallenweg 23
    7522NH  Enschede
    The Netherlands

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    University of Twente
    Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
    Carré  C3631
    P.O. Box 217
    7500 AE Enschede
    The Netherlands