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Development of flow management strategies.
Analysis of effects induced by distributed surface roughness and, in particular, role of roughness in the laminar-turbulent transition, in generation of pressure losses in micro-channels and in modifying structures in turbulent flow. Use of roughness for the development of flow management strategies.
Convection driven by buoyancy and by surface tension effects. Use of heating for the development of flow management strategies.
Topological bifurcations and moving boundary problems in flow systems. Development of strategies for management of interface rupture processes.
Flow phenomena driven by electric and magnetic fields. Use of these phenomena for the development of flow management strategies.
Development of novel energy storage concepts.
Development of the immersed boundary conditions method.
Development of spectral methods.
Development of accurate methods suitable for the moving boundary problems.
Hydrodynamic stability theory for spatially modulated flows.