Publications and awards

Publications in conferences and peer-reviewed journals crown exceptional investigations produced up to the standards expected in the scholarly arena

The array of publications to which Watermotion has contributed span the implementation of numerical techniques, analysis of the experimental data, and the investigation of environmental processes such as buoyant flows and storm surges. These have been produced in the frame of both academic and consultancy assignments

Beyond the specifics, the publications record shown below brings testimony to the ability of reporting in-depth studies, providing linkages to established knowledge, handling complex and rich data, applying rigorous methods and managing the refereeing process

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2010 | >Karl Emil Hilgard Hydraulic Award · American Society of Civil Engineers, Environmental Water Resources Institute | for the paper >Deposition from particle-laden, plane, turbulent, buoyant jets


2016 | Koen Reef, Pieter Roos, Giordano Lipari, Suzanne Hulscher
A time-dependent network model for storm surges in the Wadden Sea
>Physics of Estuaries and Coastal Seas Conference, Scheveningen NL, 10-14 October

In the 1920s the Nobel laureate for physics >H.A. Lorentz developed a pioneering approach to quantify the increase of tide and storm surges in the outer Wadden Sea as a result of the >impoundment of the Zuiderzee with the Afsluitdijk. He solved for the attending laws of physics rather than relying on empirical formulations. To this end, he resorted to reasoned simplifications such as reproducing only storms that were relatively steady in wind speed and direction, and representing the full basin as a network of channels. An in-house flow solver of the University of Twente has been used to verify that Lorentz’ approach maintains its historical merits also when the network model for the basin is used with a richer description of the storm winds. In the face of all remaining limitations, the simulation of the time evolution of the surge of the >Xaver/Sinterklaas storm (5 Dec 2013) resulted in a close agreement with measurements

2011 | Giordano Lipari, Peter K Stansby
Review of experimental data on Incompressible turbulent round jets
Flow Turbulence and Combustion, 87(1):79-114

Noticeable disagreement can still be found between the available data sets of experiments in the far-field of round >jets. Hopefully this review will prove useful in guiding future experiments and numerical test cases. As of 2016, this contribution has been downloaded a honourable 560 times

2010 | Giordano Lipari, Jeroen Adema
The generation of severe surges in the Dutch Wadden Sea: insights from data, hindcasting and numerical experiments
Storm Surges Congress 2010, Hamburg (Germany)

The >Wadden Sea is a fringe basin of the North Sea protected by barrier islands. Only the storms managing to carry substantial amounts of water across the inlets cause severe surges. Extreme water levels do not rank in the same order as the wind speeds of such storms. Different storms can cause the same surge. Lagoon-like basins are vulnerable to a range of storms not necessarily having extreme features

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2008 | Alan Cuthbertson, David D Apsley, Peter Davies, Giordano Lipari, Peter K Stansby
Deposition from particle-laden, plane, turbulent, buoyant jets
ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 134(8):1110-1122

Less dense waters discharged in the sea for civil or industrial purposes may contain polluting sediment particles. These either drop nearby the release point or are carried up to the surface by buoyancy and fall through the water farther away. The distribution of such sediments over the sea bottom is investigated in this paper

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2008 | Giordano Lipari, Enrico Napoli
The impacts of the ALE and hydrostatic-pressure approaches on the energy budget of free-surface flows
Computers and Fluids, 37(6):656-673

In a computer model for flows with a free surface, the artificial division of the water body into columns of computational cells follows the changing shape of surface and causes spurious effects in the balance expected from the physics. Also schematising water as layers simply laid one over the other has a limited applicability. Test cases show when these effects mishandle the energy that non-linear waves are expected to have

2007 | Giordano Lipari, David D Apsley, Peter K Stansby
Numerical particle tracking studies in a turbulent round jet
BJ Geurts, H Clercx, WSJ Uijttewaal (eds.), Particle-Laden Flow. From Geophysical to Kolgomorov Scales ERCOFTAC Series, vol 11:207-219 Springer: Dordrecht

Technical paper on flow-modelling techniques. When dispersing a cloud of particles in a pre-computed flow field, the motion of the particles was eventually inconsistent with the statistics of the background flow field. Other researchers have more recently defined the reasons of the discrepancies we reported on

2006 | Giuseppe Curto, Támas Krámer, Enrico Napoli, Giordano Lipari, János Józsa
Large scale circulations in shallow lakes
International Series on Advances in Fluid Mechanics, vol 45:83-104

The wind-driven large-scale vertical and horizontal circulation in shallow lakes are analysed upon considering the wind acceleration due to the abrupt roughness reduction from land to water. The Internal Boundary Layer (IBL) growing inside the atmospheric boundary layer causes the wind stress to curl and, together with the bathymetry changes, generates distinctive circulation patterns

2002 | Tobias Bleninger, Giordano Lipari, Gerhard H. Jirka
Design and optimization program for internal diffuser hydraulics
2nd International Conference on Marine Waste Water Discharges, Istanbul (Turkey)

Pipelines laid on the sea bottom dispose of treated water at sea outfalls. ‘Diffusers’ (such as multiple risers and ports) enhance dilution by dividing the discharge in smaller effluxes at the release point. A model computes the variation of discharges through the ports for a range of designs. This study was preliminary to implementing the diffuser hydraulics tools in the CORMIX software

2004 | Giuseppe Ciraolo, Giordano Lipari, Enrico Napoli, Tamás Krámer, János Józsa
Three-dimensional numerical analysis of turbulent wind-induced flows in the Lake Balaton (Hungary)
WSJ Uijttewaal GH Jirka (eds.) Shallow Flows, 661–669, Taylor & Francis 2004

An in-house numerical solver for the unsteady, free-surface, homogeneous 3D Navier-Stokes equations has been used to investigate the response of Lake Balaton (Hungary) to synthetic wind forcing with special attention paid to the unsteady development of  recirculating patterns and water transfer processes induced by the complex topography. The eddy-viscosity profiles obtained with an algebraic model and with the standard k-ε closure are also shown. The governing equations are discretised with a finite volume method and integrated in time according to a fractional-step method

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