Dr Marco Colombo

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Lecturer in Fluid Mechanics

Marco Colombo
m.colombo@sheffield.ac.uk

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Dr Marco Colombo
Department of Mechanical Engineering
D243
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street
Sheffield
S1 3JD
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I am a Lecturer in Fluid Mechanics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering having joined at the end of 2021. I received a Bachelor of Science in Energy Engineering and a Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, in Italy, where I also completed my PhD in 2013. Before joining the University of Sheffield, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Leeds from 2013.

My research addresses mainly the development of computational models of the thermo-fluid dynamics of multiphase flows, with a specific focus on computational fluid dynamics and boiling flows. I am interested in nuclear thermal hydraulics and the prediction of boiling heat transfer, passive cooling and two-phase thermal hydraulic instabilities in reactor systems, and the fluid dynamics of bubbly flows in multiple devices. I currently hold an EPSRC Fellowship focused on the challenge of modelling multiple flow regimes and transition in gas-liquid flows.

Research interests
  • Multiphase gas-liquid flows

  • Nuclear thermal hydraulics 

  • Boiling heat transfer

  • Computational fluid dynamics

  • Bubbly flows

Publications

Journal articles

Chapters

Conference proceedings papers

  • Benzoni G, Cammi A, Introini C, Lorenzi S & Colombo M (2022) Preliminary results of the experimental campaign conducted on the dynasty natural circulation loop.. 19th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH 19), 6 March 2022 - 11 March 2022. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mahmoud BH, Mortimer LF, Colombo M, Fairweather M, Peakall J, Rice HP & Harbottle D (2019) Turbulent heat transfer in nanoparticulate multiphase channel flows with a high prandtl number molten salt fluid. 6th International Conference on Particle-Based Methods. Fundamentals and Applications, PARTICLES 2019 (pp 691-701) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Colombo M, Rzehak R, Fairweather M, Liao Y & Lucas D (2019) Benchmarking of CFD modelling closures for two-phase turbulent bubbly flows. 18th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics, NURETH 2019 (pp 1569-1582) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Colombo M & Fairweather M (2019) CFD prediction of natural convection during external reactor vessel cooling. 18th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics, NURETH 2019 (pp 5449-5462) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Colombo M & Fairweather M (2019) Coupled calculations of bubble departure diameter and frequency from mechanistic principles for nucleate boiling applications. 18th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics, NURETH 2019 (pp 288-299) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Colombo M, Thakrar R, Fairweather M & Walker SP (2017) Assessment of semi-mechanistic bubble departure diameter modelling for the CFD simulation of boiling flows. 17th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics, NURETH 2017, Vol. 2017-September RIS download Bibtex download
  • Colombo M & Fairweather M (2017) CFD Simulation of boiling flows with an eulerian-eulerian two-fluid model. 17th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics, NURETH 2017, Vol. 2017-September RIS download Bibtex download
  • Santinello M, Colombo M, Cammi A & Ricotti ME (2017) CFD study of two-phase flow in a helical tube. Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Vol. 117 (pp 1768-1771) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Colombo M & Fairweather M (2017) CFD simulation of single- and two-phase natural convection in the context of external reactor vessel cooling. 17th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics, NURETH 2017, Vol. 2017-September RIS download Bibtex download
  • Colombo M & Fairweather M (2015) Modelling of bubbly two-phase flows using a population balance approach. Proceeding of THMT-15. Proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium On Turbulence Heat and Mass Transfer, 15 September 2015 - 18 September 2015. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Colombo M, Fairweather M, Lo S & Splawski A (2015) Multiphase RANS simulation of turbulent bubbly flows. International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics 2015, NURETH 2015, Vol. 4 (pp 2644-2657) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Colombo M, Cammi A, De Amicis J & Ricotti ME (2012) Experimental characterization of pressure drops and channel instabilities in helical coil SG tubes. International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants 2012, ICAPP 2012, Vol. 4 (pp 2286-2295) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Colombo M, Cammi A & Ricotti ME (2012) Assessment of Different Turbulence Models in Helically Coiled Pipes Through Comparison With Experimental Data. Volume 5: Fusion Engineering; Student Paper Competition; Design Basis and Beyond Design Basis Events; Simple and Combined Cycles, 30 July 2012 - 3 August 2012. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Memoli V, Bigoni A, Cammi A, Colombo M, Lombardi C, Papini D & Ricotti ME (2010) Preliminary feasibility study of a water space reactor with an innovative reactivity control system. International Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2010, PHYSOR 2010, Vol. 2 (pp 1566-1576) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Battistini A, Lorenzi S, Cammi A, Colombo M & Fairweather M () Large eddy simulation for the modelling of the dynamic behaviour of the DYNASTY natural circulation loop.. 19th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH 19), 6 March 2022 - 11 March 2022. RIS download Bibtex download
  • De Santis A, Colombo M, Hanson BC & Fairweather M () Hydrodynamics and mass transfer in multiscale multiphase flows: a novel CFD modelling approach.. 19th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH 19), 6 March 2022 - 11 March 2022. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Colombo M, De Santis A, Hanson BC & Fairweather M () A Generalized Multifluid Modelling Approach (GEMMA): application to multiple flow regime phenomena in nuclear reactor thermal hydraulics.. 19th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH 19), 6 March 2022 - 11 March 2022. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Colombo M, De Santis A, Hanson BC & Fairweather M () A novel generalized multiphase modelling approach for the simulation of multiphase flows: model development and validation. ETMM 13 Conference Proceedings. Rhodes, Greece, 15 September 2021 - 17 September 2021. RIS download Bibtex download
  • De Santis A, Colombo M, Hanson BC & Fairweather M () A novel generalized multiphase modelling approach for the simulation of multiphase flows: application to intensified liquid-liquid extraction. ETMM 13 Conference Proceedings. Rhodes, Greece, 15 September 2021 - 17 September 2021. RIS download Bibtex download