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Luca Brandt

Professor
Phone: +46 8 790 68 70
Fax: +46 8 20 51 31
E-mail: luca@mech.kth.se
WWW: Personal Homepage
Room: 2707 Osquars backe 18

Education

Laurea in Ingegneria Meccanica (M.Sc Mechanical Engeneering), University of Rome "La Sapienza" 1997 Teknologie Licentiate 2001, KTH Mechanics. Teknologie Doctor 2003, KTH Mechanics.

Professional History

Research Associate (sv. Forskarassistent), KTH Mechanics, 2004 Docent in Fluid Mechanics, 2008 Rådforskare, 2008, Associate Professor 2009, Professor 2012

Research and Professional Activities

Research on bio and complex flows, hydrodynamics stability, control and sensitivity

Teaching Activity

Leader for the following list of courses.
For the complete list of courses at mechanics, see Courses .

CourseProg.TitleKTH Info
SG2222 All Micro fluid flows SG2222
SG2221 Graduate Wave Motions and Hydrodynamic Stability SG2221
SG2225 All Strömningsmekanik fortsättningskurs SG2225

Publications

Please note that this list might not be complete. Follow each article link for additional authors.

YearTitle
2017Effect of viscosity ratio on the self-sustained instabilities in planar immiscible jets
Physical Review Fluids 2 033903 (Published)
2017Turbulent channel flow of a dense binary mixture of rigid particles
Journal of Fluid Mechancis   (Accepted)
2016The role of viscosity stratification on the global stability of two-phase jets
9th International Conference on Multiphase Flow (ICMF), Firenze, Italy (2016)   (Published)
2016Channel flow of rigid sphere suspensions: particle dynamics in the inertial regime
Int. J. Multiphase Flow 78 12-24 (Published)
2016Aspect ratio effect on particle transport in turbulent duct flows
Physics of Fluids 28 115103 (Published)
2015Transition and self-sustained turbulence in dilute suspensions of finite-size particles
Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters 5 121-125 (Published)
2015Enhanced secondary motion of the turbulent flow through a porous square duct
Journal of Fluid Mechanics 784 681-693 (Published)
2014Corrections for one- and two-point statistics measured with coarse-resolution Particle Image Velocimetry
Exp. Fluids   (Accepted)
2014Accumulation of motile elongated micro-organisms in turbulence
 739 22-36 (Published)
2014Laminar, turbulent and inertial shear-thickening regimes in channel flow of neutrally buoyant particle suspensions
Physical Review Letters 113 254502 (Published)
2014The planar X-junction flow: stability analysis and control
Journal of Fluid Mechanics 753 1-28 (Published)
2013Transition delay in boundary layer flow using active control
Journal of Fluid Mechanics   (Accepted)
2013Low-Reynolds number swimming in a capillary tube
Journal of Fluid Mechanics 726 285-311 (Published)
2013Numerical simulations of the sedimentation in dilute fibre suspensions
8th International Conference on Multiphase Flow (ICMF), Jeju, Korea (2013)   (Published)
2013Linear stability analysis of channel flow of viscoelastic Oldroyd-B and FENE-P fluids
Journal of Fluid Mechancis 737 249-270 (Published)
2012Self-similar transport of inertial particles in a turbulent boundary layer
Journal of Fluid Mechanics 706  (Published)
2012Wall accumulation and spatial localization in particle-laden wall flows
Journal of Fluid Mechanics 699  (Published)
2012Global stability of X-junction flow. Part 1: Linear and nonlinear stability.
Global Flow Instability and Control Symposium V, Crete, Greece 2012   (Published)
2012Global stability of X-junction flow. Part 2: Sensitivity and control
Global Flow Instability and Control Symposium V, Crete, Greece 2012   (Published)
2012Self-propulsion in viscoelastic fluids: pushers vs. pullers
Physics of Fluids 24 051902 (Published)
2012Swept wing boundarylayer receptivity to localized surface roughness
J. Fluid Mech. 711  516-544 (Published)
2012Spatial linear disturbances in a plane wall jet
Physics of Fluids 24 054104 (Published)
2012Micropropulsion and microrheology in complex fluids via symmetry breaking
Physics of Fluids 24 103102 (Published)
2012First instability of the flow of shear-thinning and shear-thickening fluids past a circular cylinder
Journal of Fluid Mechanics 701 201-227 (Published)
2012Stability of Fluids with Shear-Dependent Viscosity in the Lid-Driven Cavity
J. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mech. 173-174 49-61 (Published)
2011Non-equilibrium thermodynamics and the optimal path to turbulence in shear flows
Physical Review Letters 106  134502 (Published)
2011Modal and non-modal stability of particle-laden channel flow
Phys. Fluids 23 064110 (Published)
2011Excitation of cross-flow vortices by surface roughness on a swept wing
Proceedings CASI AERO 2011, Montreal, Canada    (Published)
2011Entropy generation in a boundary layer transitioning under the influence of freestream turbulence
J. Fluids Eng. 133 061203 (Published)
2011Large-scale accumulation patterns of intertial particles in wall-bounded turbulent flows
Flow, Turbulence and Combustion 86 519-532 (Published)
2011Secondary threshold amplitudes for sinuous streak breakdown
Phys. Fluids 23 074103 (Published)
2011Receptivity, instability and breakdown of Görtler flow
Journal of Fluid Mechancis 682 362-396 (Published)
2011Feedback control of three-dimensional optimal disturbances using reduced-order models
Journal of Fluid Mechanics 677 63-102 (Published)
2011Locomotion by tangential deformation in a polymeric fluid
Physical Review E 83 011901 (Published)
2011Numerical study of boundary-layer receptivity on a swept wing
AIAA Paper 2011-3294  (Published)
2011Modelling roughness and receptivity in three-dimensional boundary-layers
Proceedings of the 7th TSFP conference   (Published)
2011Effect of base flow variation on non-modal stability
J. Fluid Mech. 687 503-528 (Published)
2010Large-scale accumulation patterns of inertial particles in wall-bounded turbulent flows
6th International Symposium on Turbulence, Heat and Mass Transfer Rome, Italy, September 14-18, 2009   (Unknown)
2010Feedback Control of Boundary Layer Bypass Transition: Comparison of a numerical study with experiments
AIAA Journal 48 (8) 1848-1851 (Published)
2010Global three-dimensional optimal disturbances in the Blasius boundary-layer flow using time-steppers
 650 181-214 (Published)
2010Transition to turbulence in the boundary layer over a smooth and a rough swept plate exposed to free-stream turbulence
J. Fluid Mech. 646 297-325 (Published)
2010Receptivity to free-stream vorticity of flow past a flat plate with elliptic leading edge
J. Fluid Mech. 653 245-271 (Published)
2010Instability and sensitivity of the flow around a rotating circular cylinder
Journal of Fluid Mechanics 650 513-536 (Published)
2010Model reduction of the nonlinear complex Ginzburg-Landau equation
SIAM J. App. Dyn. Sys. 9(4) 1284-1302 (Published)
2010Minimal perturbations in transitional plane Couette flow
Physical Review E 82 026316 (Published)
2010Instability and sensitivity of the flow around a rotating circular cylinder
J. Fluid Mech. 650 513-536 (Published)
2010Numerical study of the stabilisation of boundary-layer disturbances by finite amplitude streaks
Int. J. Flow Control 2 259-288 (Published)
2009Feedback control of boundary layer bypass transition: experimental and numerical progress
47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, FL   (Published)
2009Experimental and numerical flow control of bypass transition
6th International Conference on Flow Dynamics, November 2009, Sendai, Japan   (Published)
2009Interaction of noise disturbances and streamwise streaks
Proc. Seventh IUTAM Symposium on Laminar-Turbulent Transition, Stockholm, Sweden, 2009  355-360 (Published)
2009Entropy generation rate in turbulent spots in a boundary layer subject to free stream turbulence
Proc. Seventh IUTAM Symposium on Laminar-Turbulent Transition, Stockholm, Sweden, 2009  557-560 (Published)
2009Interaction of noise disturbances and streamwise streaks
Advances in Turbulence XII, Proc. 12th EUROMECH ETC, Sept. 7-10, 2009, Marburg, Germany  151-154 (Published)
2009Flow past a plate with elliptic leading edge: layer response to free-stream vorticity
Proceedings of the Seventh IUTAM Symposium on Laminar-Turbulent Transition, Stockholm, Sweden, 2009  565-568 (Published)
2009Receptivity mechanisms in three-dimensional boundary-layer flows
J. Fluid Mech. 618 209-241 (Published)
2009Input-output analysis, model reduction and control of the flat-plate boundary layer
J. Fluid Mech. 620 263-298 (Published)
2009Matrix-free methods for the stability and control of boundary layers
AIAA Journal 47 1057-1068 (Published)
2009DNS of a spatially developing turbulent boundary layer with passive scalar transport
Int. J. Heat and Fluid Flow 30(5) 916-929 (Accepted)
2009The Spectral Element Approach for Receptivity Studies of Flow Past a Flat Plate with Elliptic Leading Edge
Proceedings AERO 09 13th CASI Aeronautics Conference, Kanata, Canada   (Submitted)
2009Linear control of 3D disturbance on a flat-plate
Proceedings of the Seventh IUTAM Symposium on Laminar-Turbulent Transition, Stockholm, Sweden, 2009 18 373-378 (Published)
2009Transition to turbulence delay by means of a passive mechanism
CEAS/KATnet II Conference on Key Aerodynamic Technologies, 12-15 May 2009, Bremen 1  (Published)
2008On streak breakdown in bypass transition
Phys. Fluids 20 101505 (Published)
2008DNS of three-dimensional turbulent boundary layers
Direct and Large-Eddy Simulation VII   (Submitted)
2008DNS and LES of estimation and control of transition in boundary layers subject to free-stream turbulence
Int. J. Heat and Fluid Flow 29, Issue 3 841-855 (Published)
2008Streak interactions and breakdown in boundary layer flows
Phys. Fluids 20, 024107 1-16 (Published)
2008Stochastic approach to the receptivity problem applied to bypass transition in boundary layers
Phys. Fluids 20, 024108 1-4 (Published)
2008Global optimal disturbances in the Blasius flow using time-steppers
   (Unknown)
2008Input-output analysis and control of spatially developing shear flows
AIAA Paper 2008-4099   (Published)
2008DNS of a turbulent boundary layer with passive scalar transport
Direct and Large-Eddy Simulation VII  329-335 (Published)
2007The effect of free-stream turbulence on growth and breakdown of Tollmien-Schlichting waves
Advances in Turbulence XI, Proceedings of the eleventh European Turbulence Conference  179-181 (Published)
2007The effect of the sweep angle on the turbulent separation bubble on a flat plate
Advances in Turbulence XI, Proceedings of the eleventh European Turbulence Conference  230-232 (Published)
2007Numerical studies of the instability and breakdown of a boundary-layer low-speed streak
European Journal of Mechanics B/Fluids 26 64-82 (Published)
2007Numerical study on the stabilisation of Tollmien-Schlichting waves by finite amplitude streaks
Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena - 5 2 849-854 (Published)
2007Receptivity to Roughness and Vortical Free-Stream Modes
Advances in Turbulence XI, Proceedings of the eleventh European Turbulence Conference 117 29-31 (Published)
2006Experimental study of the stabilization of Tollmien-Schlichting waves by finite amplitude streaks
Laminar-Turbulent Transition, Proc. IUTAM Symp., Bangalore, Dec. 13-17. 2004. Ed. Rama Govindarajan, Springer,   p. 299-304 (Published)
2006Steady solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations by selective frequency damping
Phys. Fluids 18 068102 (Published)
2006Using non-normality for passive laminar flow control
Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Mathematics for Industry, Leganés, Madrid, Spain, July 10-14.   (Published)
2006Transition delay by roughness elements
Whither Turbulence Prediction and Control. March 26-29, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.    (Published)
2006Numerical studies of streak instability in boundary layers
Laminar-Turbulent Transition, Proc. IUTAM Symp., Bangalore, Dec. 13-17. 2004. Ed. Rama Govindarajan, Springer,   121-126 (Published)
2006Delaying transition to turbulence by a passive mechanism
6th Euromech Fluid Mech. Conf., June 26-30, 2006. 2 360 (Published)
2006Delaying transition to turbulence by a passive mechanism
Physical Review Letters 96 064501 (Published)
2006Experimental analysis of transition delay by means of roughness elements
AIAA-06-3528, 36th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, June 5-8, San Francisco   (Published)
2005Stabilization of Tollmien Schlichting waves by means of roughness generated streaks
Proc. 18th AIDAA 2005   (Published)
2005Experimental study of the stabilization of Tollmien-Schlichting waves by finite amplitude streaks
Phys. Fluids 17 (5) 054110 (Published)
2005Transient growth on boundary layer streaks
J. Fluid Mech. 537 91--100 (Published)
2005Transition delay by means of a passive mechanism
58th Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Nov. 20-22, Chicago (IL), USA. Abstract in Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. 50  (Published)
2004Linear feedback control of perturbations developing in a boundary layer under free-stream turbulence
Advances in Turbulence X, Proceedings of the tenth European turbulence conference  767-770 (Published)
2004Experimental and theoretical investigation of the non-modal growth of steady streaks in a flat plate boundary layer
Phys. Fluids 16 3627-3638 (Published)
2004On Tollmien-Schlichting-like waves in streaky boundary layers
European Journal of Mechanics B/Fluids 23 815-833 (Published)
2004Transition in boundary layers subject to free-stream turbulence
J. Fluid Mech. 517 167-198 (Published)
2003On the convectively unstable nature of optimal streaks in boundary layers
J. Fluid Mech. 485 221-242 (Published)
2003Experimental analysis of the evolution of steady disturbances in a flat plate boundary layer
In Atti del XVII Congresso Nazionale dell'Associazione Italiana di Aeronautica e Astronautica. Rome, Italy, Sept. 15-19.   (Published)
2003Experimental analysis of the evolution of steady disturbances in a flat plate boundary layer
Proc. 17th AIDAA 2003   (Published)
2003Stabilisation of Tollmien-Schlichting waves by streaky base flow
56th Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Nov. 23-25, East Rutherford (NJ), USA. Abstract in Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. 48  (Published)
2002Weakly nonlinear analysis of boundary layer receptivity to free-stream disturbances
Phys. Fluids 14 1426-1441 (Published)
2002Transition of streamwise streaks in zero presure gradient boundary layers
J. Fluid Mech. 472 229-262 (Published)
2002Stabilization of Tollmien-Schlichting waves by finite amplitude optimal streaks in the Blasius boundary layer
Phys. Fluids 14, (8) L57-L60 (Published)
2002Numerical simulations of transition in a boundary layer under free-stream turbulence
Advances in Turbulence IX, Proc. IX European Turbulence Conference, Southampton 2002  17-20 (Published)
2001On the breakdown of boundary layer streaks
J. Fluid Mech. 428 29-60 (Published)
2000Direct numerical simulations of growth and breakdown of streamwise streaks in flat-plate boundary layer
Proc. 5th Congress Italian Society for Applied and Industrial Mathematics  610-613 (Published)
2000Secondary instability of streaks in boundary layers
Advances in Turbulence VIII. (2000) Proc. 8th European Turbulence Conference, Barcelona, Spain  141-144 (Published)

Internal Reports

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YearTitleDocument Type
2003Numerical studies of bypass transition in the Blasius boundary layer Doctoral thesis
2001Study of generation, growth and breakdown of streamwise streaks in a Blasius boundary layer Licentiate thesis

Projects

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PeriodTitleArea
2003-Laminar-Turbulent transition delay by means of passive controlFluid mechanics