Welcome to the Papadakis Lab. Our research focuses on the fundamental analysis and manipulation (control) of transitional or turbulent flows to achieve a desired objective using both passive or active means.
Iso-surface of Q criterion coloured by streamwise velocity (NACA 0012, Re=50000)
Isosurface of tangential vorticity superimposed with streamlines (flow around a rotating blade)
Streaks breaking down in bypass transition
Streamlines around serrated trailing edge.
Nano-particle formation through turbulent precipitation in a T-mixer
Vortical structures behind a square grid element
Vortical structures in the wake of a square prism
Recirculation zones behind regular and fractal blades
Loop for non-linear optimisation