Turbomachinery Group leader
My research focuses on experimental fluid mechanics, turbomachinery, computational fluid dynamic, fluid structure interactions, fatigue damage to hydro turbines, vibration, resonance, energy flexibility, sustainability, and energy transition. The research group aims to develop the next-generation of hydropower technology with robust turbine design and operational flexibility. Academic teaching responsibility involves subjects of mechanical engineering, fluid mechanics, turbomachinery, experimental techniques, etc.
Gabriele Gaiti conducts research on the topic of fluid structure interactions in radial blade cascade. He uses both experimental numerical methods.
Experimental study focuses on investigating the trailing edge vortex and resonance. A radial blade cascade is designed and manufactured in the laboratory. Gabriele Gaiti will conduct measurements of PIV, strain and pressure.
Gabriele Gaiti will also conduct numerical simulations of two-way fluid structure interactions and validate the numerical model with the experimental data and further develop the numerical model for accurate investigations of hydrodynamic damping.