- V. Armenio (University of Trieste, Italy)
- B. Brunone (University of Perugia, Italy)
- A. Carravetta (University of Naples, Italy)
- M. De Marchis (University of Enna Kore, Italy)
- O. Giustolisi (Politecnico di Bari, Italy)
- S. Malavasi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
In the last decade many problems in hydraulic engineering have been approached using comprehensive methodologies including theoretical formulations and experimental sets derived from different branches of the physical science. The Industrial Hydraulics is the name given to complex processes occurring in machineries and devices where Fluid Mechanics plays a central role and interactions are present, among the others with thermodynamic processes, solid mechanics, acoustics, material properties. Specific problems are, as an example, the noise generation and propagation in Newtonian media due to valves, propellers, pumps and turbines, the generation and development of cavitation, the propagation of pressure waves in pipelines, the movement of non-Newtonian fluids in porous media. The relative field of application can be found in civil, maritime, naval, energy, petroleum, oil and gas sectors. In this mini-symposium the specific contributions in Industrial Hydraulics including multi-physic complex processes are welcome. Theoretical, numerical and experimental approaches will be considered. The contributions to the session are expected to supply, on the basis of a robust scientific ground novel methodologies and paradigms aimed at solving complex multi-disciplinary problems of interest for industrial applications characterized by a sound presence of fluid-mechanics.
Keywords: industrial devices, multi-physic fluid-dynamic processes, computational methods, experiments