Dr Marco Vezza

  • Senior Lecturer (Aerospace Sciences)

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

Research interests

Research Interests

I have research interests in low speed aerodynamics and fluid structure interaction, with applications in aerospace, wind engineering and industrial aerodynamics. I have been involved in both experimental and computational work in this area, from the analysis and design of bridge decks against static loading and aeroelastic effects to wind tunnel testing of aerofoils for novel wind turbine applications. 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, including a model of the Forth Bridge.

My interests in renewables extend to both wind and tidal, and I have supervised PhD students in these areas, funded through EPSRC DTA scholarships. I have coordinated the GU contribution to a major, industry led project in the development of wind turbine blades with tensioned textile skins, jointly funded by EPSRC and Innovate UK. 

Aerospace applications have included modelling of dynamic stall, and more recently, optimising the performance of cycloidal rotors through combined computational and experimental studies.

I welcome 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

  • Liam Ferrier - Improving theperformance of cucloidal rotors through leading-edge morphing
  • Frank Scheurich - Modelling the Aerodynamics of Vertical-Axis Wind Turbines.
  • Alasdair Thom - Computational Study of Vortex/Lifting Surface Interactions.
  • Lada Vybulkova - Simulating the Impact of Tidal Stream Turbines on the Seabed in Shallow Waters.
  • Wei Li -  Development of multi-level computational fluid dynamics computer system for the performance analysis of off- and on-shore wind farms.

 

Second Supervisor

  • Sajid Iqbal
  • Selcuk Atalay
  • Francisco Javier Garcia-de-Quiros Nieto
  • Alessio Di Salvo

 

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

 

  • Fluid mechanics 2
  • Mechanics of Structures 2A
  • Industrial Aerodynamics 4
  • Introduction to Wind Engineering

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, 121(1241), pp. 901-915. (doi:10.1017/aer.2017.34)

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 Dec 11 10:43:03 2018 GMT.
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, 121(1241), pp. 901-915. (doi:10.1017/aer.2017.34)

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 Dec 11 10:43:03 2018 GMT.