The Politecnico di Torino is one of the largest technical universities in Italy. It is part of some of the major European interuniversity networks, like CESAR, CLUSTER, ECIU, EUA, CMU, PEGASUS and in international networks/technological platforms. In the 7th Framework Programme, it has more than 210 approved projects with a total EU contribution of nearly 62 million Euro. COMPLETE will be carried out in the philofluid group in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

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Daniela Tordella, Network Coordinator

Department of Applied Science and Technology (DISAT)
Associated professor Fluid Dynamics

Canavero Flavio

Department of Electronics and Telecommunications (DET)
Full Professor

Fraternale Federico

Department of Applied Science and Technology (DISAT)

http://areeweb.polito.it/ricerca/philofluid/

Anja Visočnik

Visočnik Anja

Department of Applied Science and Technology (DISAT)
Project Management

Early Stage Researchers

ESR1 - Transport across warm turbulent interfaces
  1. Numerical analysis by using Lagrangian Turbulence spectral solvers of the transport of energy, water vapour and droplets across the interface warm cloud/clear air in a stably and non-stably stratified environment.
  2. Lagrangian analysis of small inertial water droplets in suspension (1 -100 micron) across turbulent-non turbulent cloud interfaces and inside warm clouds.
  3. Inclusion of effects associated to buoyancy and condensation/evaporation.
ESR2 - Floating cloud radiosondes data analysis from in-field and laboratory experiments

Analysis of data produced by innovative expendable bio-compatible radio-probes released and floating in warm clouds. Comparison of field data with numerical simulations.

ESR13 - Investigation on the way to include water droplet heterogeneous nucleation classical and non-classical models inside direct numerical simulation codes describing turbulent mixing and entrainment at the boundary of a cloud

The aim is to propose numerical new procedures to implement droplet nucleation models inside codes where the cloud interface is studied by coupling the Eulerian description of the turbulent velocity and water vapour fields with a Lagrangian ensemble of cloud water droplets that can undergo stochastic nucleation, as well as growth and shrinking by condensation and evaporation, respectively.

ESR15 - Microelectronic systems for innovative sensors control. Innovative sensors for the measurement of concentration of the chemical species

Tracking small-scale Lagrangian fluctuations inside warm clouds using innovative low-power/low-cost sensors. Development of the trajectory tracking algorithm for the radiosonde by using INS (Inertial Navigation System) and GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) sensors. Design and develop a data acquisition system for managing Lagrangian dataset.

ESR16 - Floating cloud radiosondes data analysis from in-field and laboratory experiments

Development of mini green radio-probes. Analysis of data produced by innovative expendable bio-compatible radio-probes released and floating in warm clouds. Comparison of field data with numerical simulations.