Dr Marco Vezza

  • Senior Lecturer (Aerospace Sciences)

telephone: 01413304107
email: Marco.Vezza@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Biography

Dr Vezza graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 1982 with a 1st class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering. He subsequently pursued research in computational aerodynamics at the University of Glasgow, in particular the development of vortex methods for the prediction of dynamic stall, and was awarded a PhD in 1986. From 1985-1987 he held a position in industry, working as a research engineer for James Howden & Co. During this time he was engaged in experimental and computational work  applied to industrial fluid dynamic equipment, in particular fans and preheaters, and was instrumental in enhancing the methodology for air preheater design and performance.

Dr Vezza was appointed to a lecturing position in aeronautical structures at the University of Glasgow in 1987, and was immediately involved in a major revamp of honours structures teaching. He continued his interest in aerodynamics and subsequently developed a research profile in the area of wind engineering and industrial aerodynamics, with a focus on fluid structure interaction problems. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1999.

Dr Vezza has taught widely across the engineering curriculum in the area of fluids, structures and mathematics. He has held a number of senior positions within the University, and was Head of Department of Aerospace Engineering from 2007-2010. He is currently the Quality Officer for the School of Engineering.

 

Research Interests

Dr Vezza has research interests in fluid structure interaction, with a particular focus on applications in the area of wind engineering and industrial aerodynamics. He has been involved in both experimental and computational work in this area, notably the analysis and design of bridge decks against static loading and aeroelastic effects. Computational work has concentrated on the development of vortex methods for flow simulation.

The DIVEX code which was initially developed at Glasgow, and subsequently through collaboration with the University of Strathclyde, has been employed in a number of funded bridge projects for commercial sponsors. In addition, bridge deck testing in the university’s wind tunnel facilities has been carried out, most recently on a model of the Forth Bridge.

He also has interests in renewables, both wind and tidal, and is collaborating with the University of Strathclyde on the developing area of Performance- Based Wind Engineering.

Dr Vezza welcomes interest from suitably qualified PhD candidates in the above or related areas.

Grants

  • Rotorcraft DARP – predictive capability theme. EPSRC/Industry funded (2003-2008), £87,892
  • Wind Tunnel Testing of Deck Structure (Forth Bridge). Funded by Forth Estuary Transport Authority (2006), £64,244 , co-investigator
  • Numerical Analysis of the Sale Waterpark Footbridge, Manchester. Funded by Halcrow (2004),  £12,000
  • Aerodynamic Assessment of the Bressay Bridge Options.  Funded by Halcrow  (2003), £12,000

Supervision

First/Co supervisor

  • Frank Scheurich - Modelling the Aerodynamics of Vertical-Axis Wind Turbines. (PhD)
  • Alasdair Thom - Computational Study of Vortex/Lifting Surface Interactions. (PhD)
  • Lada Vybulkova - Simulating the Impact of Tidal Stream Turbines on the Seabed in Shallow Waters. (PhD)
  • Wei Li -  Development of multi-level computational fluid dynamics computer system for the performance analysis of off- and on-shore wind farms.  (PhD)

 

Second Supervisor

  • Sajid Iqbal (MSc)
  • Selcuk Atalay (MSc)
  • Francisco Javier Garcia-de-Quiros Nieto (PhD)
  • Alessio Di Salvo (PhD)

 

Previous Students

  • Fotios Tsiachris    Ph.D.  2005 .
  • Linq Qian  Ph.D.    2001. Towards numerical simulation of vortex-body interaction using vorticity-based methods
  • Sabrina Malpede Ph.D. 2001. Three-dimensional single-sail static aeroelastic analysis & design method
  • Ian Taylor  Ph.D.  1999.    Study of bluff body flow fields and aeroelastic stability using a discrete vortex method
  • Lin Hequan  Ph.D. 1997. Prediction of separated flows around pitching aerofoils using a discrete vortex method
  • Ian Bennett  M.Sc. 1995.  The prediction of internal flows in centrifugal fans

Teaching

  • Thermofluids 1 (LAEU)
  • Fluid mechanics M1F (9DPU)
  • Industrial Aerodynamics 4 (5ZDX)
  • Introduction to Wind Engineering (NCNS)
  • Physics of Fluids 4 (1A3X)
  • Viscous Shear Flows (NCPS)

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2017 | 2016 | 2009 | 2008 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000
Number of items: 15.

2017

Ferrier, L., Vezza, M. and Zare-Behtash, H. (2017) Improving the aerodynamic performance of a cycloidal rotor through active compliant morphing. Aeronautical Journal, (doi:10.1017/aer.2017.34) (Early Online Publication)

2016

Vybulkova, L., Vezza, M. and Brown, R. (2016) Simulating the wake downstream of a horizontal axis tidal turbine using a modified vorticity transport model. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 41(2), pp. 296-301. (doi:10.1109/JOE.2015.2429231)

Ferrier, L., Vezza, M. and Zare-Behtash, H. (2016) Improving the Aerodynamic Performance of a Cycloidal Rotor Through Active Compliant Morphing. 2016 Applied Aerodynamics Conference, Bristol, 19 - 21 July 2016. (Unpublished)

2009

Taylor, I.J. and Vezza, M. (2009) A numerical investigation into the aerodynamic characteristics and aeroelastic stability of a footbridge. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 25(1), pp. 155-177. (doi:10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2008.05.001)

2008

Taylor, I.J., Vezza, M. and Salisbury, I. (2008) Numerical investigation of the effects of pedestrian barriers on aeroelastic stability of a proposed footbridge. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 96(12), pp. 2418-2437. (doi:10.1016/j.jweia.2008.04.004)

Li, W. and Vezza, M. (2008) A Hybrid vortex method for the simulation of three-dimensional flows. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 57(1), pp. 31-45. (doi:10.1002/fld.1610)

2005

Taylor, I., Vezza, M. and Salisbury, I. (2005) A study into the performance of wind shields on both streamlined and bluff bridge deck sections. In: 4th European-African Conference on Wind Engineering, Praque, Czech Republic, pp. 1-11.

2004

Feszty, D., Gillies, E. and Vezza, M. (2004) Alleviation of airfoil dynamic stall moments via trailing-edge-flap flow control. AIAA Journal, 42, pp. 17-25.

Taylor, I., Vezza, M. and Salisbury, I. (2004) Numerical Investigation of the Effects of Pedestrian Barriers on Aeroelastic Stability of a Proposed Footbridge. In: 6th UK Conference in Wind Engineering, Cranfield,

2003

Feszty, D., Gillies, E.A. and Vezza, M. (2003) Alleviation of Rotor Blade Dynamic Stall Via Trailing Edge Flap Flow Control. In: 41st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, Nevada, USA,

Vezza, M., Taylor, I., Donnellan, B. and Brown, C. (2003) Flow Control On Bridge Decks Using a Discrete Vortex Method. In: 11th International Conference on Wind Engineering, Lubbock, Texas,

2002

Taylor, I. and Vezza, M. (2002) Aeroelastic stability analysis of a bridge deck with added vanes using a discrete vortex method. Wind and Structures, 5, pp. 277-290.

2001

Qian, L. and Vezza, M. (2001) A vorticity-based method for incompressible unsteady viscous flows. Journal of Computational Physics, 172, pp. 515-542.

Taylor, I. and Vezza, M. (2001) Application of a discrete vortex method for the analysis of suspension bridge deck sections. Wind and Structures, 4, pp. 333-352.

2000

Taylor, I. and Vezza, M. (2000) Aeroelastic stability analysis of a bridge deck with added vanes using a discrete vortex method. In: 3rd International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering, University of Birmingham, pp. 153-156.

This list was generated on Tue Jun 27 10:02:37 2017 BST.
Number of items: 15.

Articles

Ferrier, L., Vezza, M. and Zare-Behtash, H. (2017) Improving the aerodynamic performance of a cycloidal rotor through active compliant morphing. Aeronautical Journal, (doi:10.1017/aer.2017.34) (Early Online Publication)

Vybulkova, L., Vezza, M. and Brown, R. (2016) Simulating the wake downstream of a horizontal axis tidal turbine using a modified vorticity transport model. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 41(2), pp. 296-301. (doi:10.1109/JOE.2015.2429231)

Taylor, I.J. and Vezza, M. (2009) A numerical investigation into the aerodynamic characteristics and aeroelastic stability of a footbridge. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 25(1), pp. 155-177. (doi:10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2008.05.001)

Taylor, I.J., Vezza, M. and Salisbury, I. (2008) Numerical investigation of the effects of pedestrian barriers on aeroelastic stability of a proposed footbridge. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 96(12), pp. 2418-2437. (doi:10.1016/j.jweia.2008.04.004)

Li, W. and Vezza, M. (2008) A Hybrid vortex method for the simulation of three-dimensional flows. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 57(1), pp. 31-45. (doi:10.1002/fld.1610)

Feszty, D., Gillies, E. and Vezza, M. (2004) Alleviation of airfoil dynamic stall moments via trailing-edge-flap flow control. AIAA Journal, 42, pp. 17-25.

Taylor, I. and Vezza, M. (2002) Aeroelastic stability analysis of a bridge deck with added vanes using a discrete vortex method. Wind and Structures, 5, pp. 277-290.

Qian, L. and Vezza, M. (2001) A vorticity-based method for incompressible unsteady viscous flows. Journal of Computational Physics, 172, pp. 515-542.

Taylor, I. and Vezza, M. (2001) Application of a discrete vortex method for the analysis of suspension bridge deck sections. Wind and Structures, 4, pp. 333-352.

Conference or Workshop Item

Ferrier, L., Vezza, M. and Zare-Behtash, H. (2016) Improving the Aerodynamic Performance of a Cycloidal Rotor Through Active Compliant Morphing. 2016 Applied Aerodynamics Conference, Bristol, 19 - 21 July 2016. (Unpublished)

Conference Proceedings

Taylor, I., Vezza, M. and Salisbury, I. (2005) A study into the performance of wind shields on both streamlined and bluff bridge deck sections. In: 4th European-African Conference on Wind Engineering, Praque, Czech Republic, pp. 1-11.

Taylor, I., Vezza, M. and Salisbury, I. (2004) Numerical Investigation of the Effects of Pedestrian Barriers on Aeroelastic Stability of a Proposed Footbridge. In: 6th UK Conference in Wind Engineering, Cranfield,

Feszty, D., Gillies, E.A. and Vezza, M. (2003) Alleviation of Rotor Blade Dynamic Stall Via Trailing Edge Flap Flow Control. In: 41st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, Nevada, USA,

Vezza, M., Taylor, I., Donnellan, B. and Brown, C. (2003) Flow Control On Bridge Decks Using a Discrete Vortex Method. In: 11th International Conference on Wind Engineering, Lubbock, Texas,

Taylor, I. and Vezza, M. (2000) Aeroelastic stability analysis of a bridge deck with added vanes using a discrete vortex method. In: 3rd International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering, University of Birmingham, pp. 153-156.

This list was generated on Tue Jun 27 10:02:37 2017 BST.