Welcome to the Laboratory for Fluid-Structure Interaction (LIFE) lead by Prof. Francisco J Huera-Huarte, at Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV), in Tarragona, Spain.

We use experimental and computational techniques in fluid and solid mechanics to study bluff body wakes and fluid-structure interations with applications to bioinspired, offshore and wind engineering with emphasis in:

  • Flow-induced vibrations (FIV)

  • Fluid dynamics of swimming and flying. Bio-inspired design.

  • Bluff body flows and vortex flows.

  • Renewable energy harvesting


Funding acknowledgements:

 

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