Welcome to the Laboratory for Fluid-Structure Interaction (LIFE) research 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.
  • Experimental methods in fluid and solid mechanics; data analysis techniques. Optical measurement techniques: DPIV and DDPIV.


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