Computational
Fluid Mechanics and
Fluid–Structure Interaction
A Short Course in Rome

Short-Course Instructors

Yuri Bazilevs

Dr. Bazilevs received his PhD from University of Texas at Austin in 2006, and he is currently an Assistant Professor in Department of Structural Engineering at University of California, San Diego. He has been conducting computational fluid mechanics research since 2000, teaching classes on that subject since 2008, and has been conducting computational fluid–structure interaction research since 2005. He has published over 60 papers on computational fluid mechanics and fluid–structure interaction, including 50 journal papers. He coauthored a book on isogeometric analysis, a technique that is now widely used in computational fluid mechanics and fluid–structure interaction. He served as guest editor for a number of journal special issues on computational fluid mechanics and fluid–structure interaction. He is the Chair of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division Committee on Fluid–Structure Interaction. More information on Dr. Bazilevs can be found at http://ristretto.ucsd.edu/~bazily/.

Alessandro Corsini

Dr. Corsini received his PhD from University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1996, and he is currently an Associate Professor in energy and environmental systems at University of Rome. He has been teaching classes on that subject since 1997. He has been conducting research on computational fluid mechanics in turbomachinery design. Dr. Corsini is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Rotating Machinery, and has served as reviewer for international journals in energy, turbomachinery, and computational mechanics. He has published over 90 papers, including 33 journal papers, and has 3 international patents.

Franco Rispoli

Dr. Rispoli received his PhD from University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1987, and he is currently a Professor in energy and environmental systems at University of Rome. He has been conducting research on computational fluid mechanics focusing on turbulence modeling since 1984. His main contributions are in computation of turbomachinery flows. He has been teaching classes on those subjects since 1990. He is a board member of ERCOFTAC (European Research Community on Flow, Turbulence and Combustion) Italian Pilot Centre. He has published over 140 papers on computational fluid mechanics, turbomachinery modeling, and energy systems, including 40 journal papers.

Kenji Takizawa

Dr. Takizawa received his PhD from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2005, and he is currently an Associate Professor in Department of Modern Mechanical Engineering and Waseda Institute for Advanced Study at Waseda University, Tokyo. He has been conducting computational fluid mechanics research since 2000, teaching classes on that subject since 2010, and has been conducting computational fluid–structure interaction research since 2003. He has published over 60 papers on computational fluid mechanics and fluid–structure interaction, including 32 journal papers. He is an Associate Editor of ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics and is responsible for the manuscripts on computational fluid mechanics and fluid–structure interaction. He is the Vice Chair of the ASME Applied Mechanics Division Committee on Fluid–Structure Interaction. More information on Dr. Takizawa can be found at http://www.jp.tafsm.org/.

Tayfun Tezduyar

Dr. Tezduyar received his PhD from Caltech in 1982, and he is currently the James F. Barbour Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Rice University, Houston, Texas. He has been conducting computational fluid mechanics research since 1979, teaching classes on that subject since 1987, and has been conducting computational fluid–structure interaction research since 1991. He has published over 420 papers on computational fluid mechanics and fluid–structure interaction, including 200 journal papers. He is an Editor of Springer journal Computational Mechanics and is responsible for the manuscripts on computational fluid mechanics and fluid–structure interaction. More information on Dr. Tezduyar can be found at http://www.tafsm.org/tezduyar/.