Ugo Piomelli

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Ugo Piomelli


  • Canada Research Chair in
    Turbulence Simulation and Modelling
  • HPCVL-Sun Microsystems Chair in
    Computational Science and Engineering

McLaughlin Hall, Room 217
130 Stuart St
Kingston, ON
K7L 3N6

Phone: +1 613 533 2758
Fax: +1 613 533 6489

Research Interests
  • Large eddy and direct simulations
  • Turbulence simulations and modelling
  • Transition modelling
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Geophysical flows
  • Bio fluid dynamics
Selected Publications
  1. W. Wu, U. Piomelli. Reynolds-averaged and wall-modelled large-eddy simulations of impinging jets with embedded azimuthal vortices. European J. Mech./B Fluids, 55, part 2:348–359, 2016.
  2. J. Yuan and U. Piomelli. Numerical simulations of accelerating boundary layers over roughness. J. Fluid Mech.780:192–214, 2015. 
  3. R. Banyassady and U. Piomelli. Interaction of inner and outer layers in plane and radial wall-jets. J. Turbul.16(5):460–483, 2015.
  4. A. Jabbari, L. Boegman, and U. Piomelli. Evaluation of the inertial dissipation method within boundary layers using numerical simulations. Geophys. Res. Lett., 42:1504–1511, 2015.
  5. U. Piomelli, A. Rouhi, and B. J. Geurts. A grid- independent length scale for large-eddy simulations. J. Fluid Mech., 766:499–527, 2015.
  6. A. Silva Lopes, J. M. L. M. Palma, and U. Piomelli. On the determination of effective roughness of surfaces with vegetation patches. Bound.-Lay. Meteorol., 156:113–131, 2015.
  7. A. Skillen, A. Revell, A. Pinelli, U. Piomelli, and J. Favier. Flow over a wing with leading-edge undulations. AIAA J.53(2):464–472, 2015.
  8. W. Wu, U. Piomelli. Large-eddy simulation of impinging jets with embedded azimuthal vortices. J. Turbul.16(1):44–66, 2014.
  9. J. Yuan and U. Piomelli. Roughness effects on the Reynolds stress budgets in near-wall turbulence. J. Fluid Mech.760:R1–1–12, 2014.
  10. R. Banyassady and U. Piomelli. Turbulent plane wall-jets over smooth and rough surfaces. J. Turbul., 15(3):186–207, 2014.
  11. U. Piomelli. Large eddy simulations in 2030 and beyond. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A372(20130320):1–13, 2014.
  12. J. Yuan and U. Piomelli. Estimation and prediction of the roughness function on realistic surfaces. J. Turbul.15(6):350–365, 2014.
  13. J. Yuan and U. Piomelli. Numerical simulations of sink-flow boundary layers over rough surfaces. Phys. Fluids, 26:015113–1–28, 2014.
  14. M. Omidyeganeh and U. Piomelli. Large-eddy simulation of three- dimensional dunes in a steady, unidirectional flow. Part 1: Turbulence statistics. J. Fluid Mech.721: 454-483, 2013.
  15. M. Omidyeganeh and U. Piomelli. Large-eddy simulation of three- dimensional dunes in a steady, unidirectional flow. Part 2: Flow structures. J. Fluid Mech., 734:509-534, 2013b.
  16. M. Omidyeganeh, U. Piomelli, K. T. Christensen, and J. L. Best. Large eddy simulation of interacting barchan dunes in a steady, unidirectional flow. J. Geophys. Res.: Earth Surface118:1-16, 2013.
  17. U. Piomelli and J. Yuan. Numerical simulations of spatially developing, accelerating boundary layers. Phys. Fluids, 25:101304-1-21, 2013.
  18. A. Rouhi, U. Piomelli, and P. Vlachos. Numerical investigation of pulsatile flow in endovascular stents. Phys. Fluids25:091905-1-18, 2013.
  19. C. Scalo, L. Boegman, and U. Piomelli. Large-eddy simulation and low-order modeling of sediment oxygen uptake in a transitional oscillatory flow. J. Geophys. Res.: Oceans118:1-14, 2013.
  20. C. Scalo, U. Piomelli, and L. Boegman. Self-similar decay and mixing of a high-Schmidt-number passive scalar in an oscillating boundary layer in the intermittently turbulent regime. J. Fluid Mech.726(338-370), 2013.
  21. Ford, M. D. and Piomelli, U. "Exploring high frequency temporal fluctuations in the terminal aneurysm of the basilar bifurcation." J. Biomech. Eng.134:091003-1-10, 2012.
  22. Lee, G., Scalo, C., and Piomelli, U. "A simple technique for the visualisation of eddy kinematics in turbulent flows." Int. J. Comput. Fluid Dyn.26(4):263-274, 2012.
  23. C. Scalo, U. Piomelli and L. Boegman, "High- Schmidt-number mass transport mechanisms from a turbulent flow to absorbing sediments." Phys. Fluids24, 085103, pp. 1-16, 2012.
  24. C. Scalo, U. Piomelli and L. Boegman, "Large-eddy simulation of oxygen transfer to organic sediment beds." J. Geophys. Res.-Oceans117, C06005, pp. 1-17, 2012.
  25. J. Favier, A. Pinelli and U. Piomelli, "Control of the separated flow around an airfoil using a wavy leading edge inspired by humpback whale flippers," Compte Rendus-Mecanique340(1-2), pp. 107-114, 2012.
  26. M. D. Ford, A. T. Black, R. Y. Cao, C. D. Funk and U. Piomelli "Hemodynamics of the mouse abdominal aortic aneurysm". J. Biomech. Eng.133 (12), 121008, pp. 1-9, 2011.
  27. M. Omidyeganeh and U. Piomelli, "Large-eddy simulation of two-dimensional dunes in a steady, unidirectional flow," J. Turbul. 12(N42), 1--31, 2011.
  28. H. Raiesi, U. Piomelli and A. Pollard, "Evaluation of turbulence models using large-eddy simulation data," ASME J. Fluids Eng.133 (3), 0212203-1-10, 2011.
  29. A. Pinelli, I. Naqavi, U. Piomelli, and J. Favier, "Immersed-boundary methods for general finite- difference and finite-volume navier-stokes solvers," J. Comput. Phys.229, 9073--9091, doi:10.1016/, 2010.
  30. M. Li, S. Radhakrishnan, U. Piomelli, and W. R. Geyer, "Large-eddy simulation of the tidal-cycle variations of an estuarine boundary layer," J. Geophys. Res.115, C08003, pp. 1-18, 2010.
  31. Vanella, M., Piomelli, U. and Balaras, E., "Effect of grid discontinuities in large-eddy simulation statistics and flow fields," J. Turbul.9, 32, 1-23, 2008.
  32. Piomelli, U., "Wall-layer models for large-eddy simulations," Prog. Aerosp. Sci. 44, 6, 437-446, 2008.
  33. Ovchinnikov, V., Choudhari, M.M., and Piomelli, U., "Numerical simulations of boundary-layer bypass transition due to high-amplitude free- stream turbulence," J. Fluid Mech613, 135-169, 2008.
  34. Radhakrishnan, S. and Piomelli, U., "Large-eddy simulation of oscillating boundary layers: model comparison and validation," J. Geophys. Res.113, C02022, 1-14, 2008.
  35. Radhakrishnan, S., Piomelli, U., Keating, A., and Silva Lopes, A., "Reynolds-averaged and large-eddy simulations of turbulent non-equilibrium flows," J. Turbul.7, 63, 1-30, 2006.
  36. Ovchinnikov, V., Piomelli, U., and Choudhari, M. M., "Numerical simulations of boundary-layer transition induced by a cylinder wake," J. Fluid Mech.547, 413-441, 2006.

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