Education

2012-2014 Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
2008-2011 M.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering, Specialisation: Aerodynamics, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
2005-2008 B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy 

 

 Professional Experience

2015-present Senior Researcher at the Institute of Fluid Mechanics of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
2016-2017 Visiting Researcher at the University of Tokyo, Japan
2012-2014 Researcher at Center of Smart Interfaces of the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany

                

        

 

Talks in conferences

Gatti, D. (2018): “Alternative ways of looking at scale interaction in wall turbulence", FLOW Seminar, KTH, Stockholm

Gatti, D., Chiarini, A., Cimarelli, A., Quadrio, M. (2018): “Production, transport and dissipation of Reynolds stresses in wall-bounded turbulence”, international turbulence initiative, Bertinoro, Italy

Gatti, D., Hasegawa, Y., Quadrio, M., Frohnapfel B., Cimarelli, A. (2018): “Integral energy budgets in turbulent channels with and without drag reduction”, Meeting of the Society of Applied Mechanics and Mathematics, Munich, Germany

Chiarini, A., Frohnapfel, B., Quadrio, M., Cimarelli, A., Hasegawa, Y., Gatti, D. (2018): “Space and scale fluxes of Reynolds stresses in turblent channel flows”, Meeting of the Society of Applied Mechanics and Mathematics, Munich, Germany

Hasegawa, Y., Gatti, D., Cimarelli, A., Frohnapfel, B., Quadrio, M. (2017): “Impact of Drag Reduction Control on Energy Box of a Fully Developed Turbulent Channel Flow”, Meeting of The American Physical Society, Denver, United States of America

Gatti, D., Remigi, A., Cimarelli, A., Hasegawa, Y., Frohnapfel, B., Quadrio, M. (2017): “Scale energy fluxes in turbulent channels with drag reduction at constant power input”, 16th Euromech Turbulence Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, 21-24 August 2017

Codrignani, A., Gatti, D., Quadrio, M. (2017): “Mean impulse response in a turbulent channel flow”, European Drag Reduction and Flow Control Meeting, Monte Porzio Catone, Italy

Gatti, D., Quadrio, M., Hasegawa, Y., Frohnapfel, B., Cimarelli, A. (2017): “Energy transfer rates in turbulent channels with drag reduction at constant power input”, European Drag Reduction and Flow Control Meeting, Monte Porzio Catone, Italy

Gatti, D., Stroh, A., Frohnapfel, B., Hasegawa, Y. (2016): “Inner-outer layer interaction in drag-reduced turbulent channel flows”, 11th Euromech Fluid Mechanics Conference, 2016, Sevilla, Spain 

Stroh, A., Gatti, D., Hasegawa, Y., Frohnapfel, B. (2016): “Influence of drag reducing near-wall turbulence control on spectral properties of Reynolds shear stress”, 11th International ERCOFTAC Symposium on Engineering Turbulence Modelling and Measurements, Palermo, Italy

Gatti, D., Quadrio, M., Cimarelli, D., Hasegawa, Y., Frohnapfel, B. (2016): “Study of Energetics in drag-reduced turbulent channel flows”, interdisciplinary turbulence initiative, Bertinoro, Italy

Gatti, D., Quadrio, M., Frohnapfel, B. (2015): “Reynolds number effect on turbulent drag reduction”, 15th Euromech Turbulence Conference, 2015, Delft, Netherlands

Gatti, D., Güttler, A., Tropea, C., Frohnapfel, B. (2015): “Drag-reducing wall oscillations via dielectric elastomer actuators in duct flows”, European drag reduction and flow control meeting, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Quadrio, M., Gatti, D. (2015): “Skin-friction drag reduction by spanwise forcing: the Reynolds-number effect”, European drag reduction and flow control meeting, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Gatti, D., Güttler, A., Quadrio, M., Schlaak, H. F., Tropea, C., Frohnapfel, B. (2014): “Dielectric Electroactive Polymers for drag-reducing wall oscillations in low- Reynolds turbulent channel flows”, 10th Euromech Fluid Mechanics Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark

Gatti, D., Tropea, C., Schlaak, H. F. (2014): “Dynamic performance of silicone dielectric elastomer actuators with bi-stable buckled beams”, Electraoactive Polymer Actuators and Devices, San Diego, United States

Gatti,D., Quadrio, M., Tropea, C., Frohnapfel, B. (2013): “Effectiveness of spanwise forcing for turbulent drag reduction at higher Re”, 14th Euromech Turbulence Conference, Lyon, France

Gatti,D., Quadrio, M. (2012): “What happens to turbulent drag reduction at higher Re?”, 9th Euromech Fluid Mechanics Conference, Roma, Italy

 

Invited talks

"Structure function tensor equations in wall turbulence", Imperial College London, UK, 27. February 2019

Alternative ways of looking at scale interactions in wall-bounded turbulence”, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, 18. Oktober 2018

“Global energy fluxes in flows with drag reduction”, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, 22. März 2017

“Flow control from the energetic perspective”, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, 22. Februar 2017

“Turbulent skin-friction drag reduction: challenges and perspectives”, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, 15. November 2017

“Comparing Turbulent Flows with Drag Reduction at Constant Power Input”, China-EU Aviation technology Cooperation Workshop, Wuzhen, China, 6. November 2017

“Understanding turbulent skin-friction drag reduction from the energetic viewpoint”, Fluids and Structures: Interaction and Modeling, COST Action "Flowing Matter" MP1305, Napoli, Italien, 23. Mai 2017

“Turbulent skin-friction drag reduction in the constant power input framework”, Meeting der Gesellschaft für Angewante Mathematik und Mechanik, München, Deutschland, 9. März 2016

“Challenges in turbulent drag reduction via active means”, active drag reduction symposium der DFG Forschungsgruppe FOR1779, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Deutschland, 9.-10. November 2015

“Turbulent drag reduction with electroactive polymers”, University of Southern Denmark und Siemens AG, Sonderborg, Dänemark, 20. November 2014 

Blue - Theoretical/numerical  
Grey - Numerical

Red - Experimental

 

Peer-reviewed Journal Publications

Gatti, D., Cimarelli, A., Hasegawa, Y., Frohnapfel, B., Quadrio, M. (2018): “Global energy budget in fully-developed turbulent channels with flow control”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 857, 345–373

Dogan, E., Örlü, R., Gatti, D., Vinuesa, R., Schlatter, P. (2018): “Quantification of amplitude modulation in wall-bounded turbulence”, Fluid Dynamic Research, im Druck

Gatti, D., Stroh, A., Frohapfel, B., Hasegawa, Y. (2018): “Predicting turbulent spectra in drag-reduced flows”, Flow Turbulence and Combustion, 100(4), 1081–1099

Straub, S., Vinuesa, R., Schlatter, P., Frohnapfel, B., Gatti, D. (2017): “Turbulent Duct Flow Controlled with Spanwise Wall Oscillations”, Flow Turbulence and Combustion, 99(3-4), 1573–1987

Gatti, D. Quadrio, M. (2016): “Reynolds-number dependence of turbulent skin-friction drag reduction induced by spanwise forcing”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 802, 553–582

Gatti, D., Güttler, A., Frohnapfel, B., Tropea, C. (2015): “Experimental assessment of spanwise-oscillating dielectric electroactive surfaces for turbulent drag reduction in an air channel flow”, Experiment in Fluids, 56(110), 1–15

Gatti, D., Haus, H. Matysek, M. Frohnapfel, B., Tropea, C., Schlaak, H. F. (2014): “The dielectric breakdown limit of silicone dielectric elastomer actuators”, Applied Physics Letters, 104(5), 052905

Gatti, D., Quadrio, M. (2013): “Performance losses of drag-reducing spanwise forcing at moderate values of the Reynolds number”, Physics of Fluids, 25(12), 125109

 

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings 

Gatti, D., Quadrio, M., Cimarelli, A., Hasegawa, Y., Frohnapfel, B. (2017): “Study of Energetics in Drag-Reduced Turbulent Channel Flows”, Progress In Turbulence, 8, 219–225, Springer

Von der Burg, M., Kaiser, F., Gatti, D., Schmidt, B., Sommeria, J., Viboud, S., Rival, D., Kriegseis, J. (2017): “Boundary Layer Characterization during Impulsive Spin-up and Spin-down Motions of High-Reynolds Number Rotating Flow”, Fachtagung Experimentelle Strömungsmechanik, Proceeding of the GALA

Cormier, M., Gatti, D., Frohnapfel, B. (2016): “Interaction between inner and outer layer in drag‐reduced turbulent flows”, Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, 16(1), 633–634, Wiley

Gatti, D. (2016): “Turbulent Skin-Friction Drag Reduction at High Reynolds Numbers”, High Performance Computing in Science and Engineering ‘16, 389–398, Springer

Gatti, D., Tropea, C., Schlaak, H. F. (2014): “Dynamic performance of silicone dielectric elastomer actuators with bi-stable buckled beams”, Proceedings of Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), 905638, 1–12, Proc. of the SPIE

Gatti, D. Quadrio, M. (2012): “Turbulent drag reduction at moderate Reynolds numbers via spanwise velocity waves”, Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, 12(1), 563–564, Wiley

 

Ph.D. Theses

Gatti, D. (2015): “Turbulent skin-friction drag reduction via spanwise wall oscillations”, Dissertation Technische Universität Darmstadt (Ph.D. Thesis), urn: nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-49635

Contact Information 

Dr.-Ing. Davide Gatti

Institute of Fluid Mechanics
Karlsruhe Institute of Techonology
Kaiserstraße 10, Building 10.23, Room 601
76227 Karlsruhe 
Germany

Office Hours: Monday 13:30 - 14:30 by appointment
Phone:  +49 721 608 43528

Research Interest

Direct numerical simulation of turbulent flows; physics and Control of turbulent flows; scientific computing and numerical methods for turbulent flows; development of actuators and electrodynamic systems for flow control. 

 

Working with me

If you are a graduate or undergraduate student and find any of my research project interesting, please contact me. Actually I have open experimental (EXP), numerical (NUM) and theoretical (THE) projects for master theses:

  • (EXP)  development and characterisation of plasma actuators for active control of turbulent flows
  • (NUM) development and validation of an immersed boundary method for turbulent flows above heterogeneously rough surfaces
  • (NUM/THE) production, transport and dissipation of Reynolds stresses in turbulent flow at high values of Reynolds number

 

News

02/2019:  I'm going to give a seminar at the Imperial College London titled "structure-function tensor equations in wall turbulence"

10/2018: The project CWING "Flow Control on a Wing" worth 793.000€ of computational resources has been accepted! 

10/2018: I'm going to give a seminar at the Linné Flow Center of the KTH in Stockholm titled "alternative ways of looking at scale interactions in wall turbulence"

09/2018: I'm going to attend and give a talk at the annual meeting of the DFG Sonderschwerpunktprogramm 1881 "turbulent superstructures" in Lüneburg