Dr Elena Marensi

PhD

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Lecturer in Fluid Mechanics

Elena Marensi
e.marensi@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 7737

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Dr Elena Marensi
Department of Mechanical Engineering
D244
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street
Sheffield
S1 3JD
Profile

I am a lecturer of Fluid Mechanics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield. Prior to this, I was an ISTplus Fellow in the Nonlinear Dynamics & Turbulence group at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria and a PDRA in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sheffield.

I hold a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sheffield, jointly with the A*Star Institute of High Performance Computing in Singapore. I obtained my Bachelor and Master degrees in Marine Engineering & Naval Architecture from the University of Genoa, Italy.

My research focuses on transition to turbulence in wall-bounded shear flows, flow instabilities, turbulence modelling and control, and flow optimisation. To tackle these problems I combine mathematical tools with high-fidelity computer simulations and data-driven approaches applied to both numerical and experimental data.

Qualifications

AFHEA (Associate Fellow Higher Education Academy)

Research interests
  • Transition to Turbulence
  • Flow Optimisation
  • Turbulence control
  • Stability analysis
  • Nonlinear dynamics
  • Data-driven analysis & modelling
Publications

Journal articles

Chapters

Conference proceedings papers

  • Doohan P, Marensi E, Willis AP & Hwang Y (2019) Two-scale interaction in near-wall turbulence. 11th International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena, TSFP 2019 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Doohan P, Marensi E, Willis AP & Hwang Y (2019) Two-scale interaction in near-wall turbulence. 11th International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena, TSFP 2019 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Marensi E, Ricco P & Wu X (2015) Nonlinear Response of a Compressible Boundary Layer to Free-stream Vortical Disturbances. Procedia IUTAM, Vol. 14 (pp 105-114) RIS download Bibtex download
Teaching interests
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Stability Theory