Dr Alvaro Meseguer

Associate Professor

Departament de Física
Modul B5 Campus Nord
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
08034 Barcelona - SPAIN

Phone: +34 93 401 79 82
Fax: +34 93 401 60 90

Research interests:   Computational Fluid Dynamics, Transition to Turbulence and Dynamical Systems.

Convective and Rotational Instabilities Research Group (UPC)

Gallery of (computational) fluid motion:  

Laminar-turbulent coexisting states in Taylor-Couette flow

Meseguer, et al., Phys. Rev. E80 046315, 2009

Turbulent spots - intermittency

(2D radial view)

Spiral turbulence

(2D radial view)

Spiral turbulence

(2D axial view)

Spiral turbulence

(3D view)

Download movie 1 (turbulent spots, radial cross section).

Download movie 2 (spiral turbulence, radial cross section).

Download movie 3 (spiral turbulence, axial cross section) .

SCI Research Publications


Current teaching (courses taught at Engineering Physics & Mathematics Degrees at UPC BarcelonaTech):  

Outreach and Popular Science:  
  • El Enigma de Osborne Reynolds .

    An introductory article on pipe flow turbulence transition.

    Spanish edition of Scientific American (Investigación y Ciencia, in spanish)

Organized conferences, workshops and selected talks

Former PhD students:  
  • Prof Marc Avila (Executive Director of ZARM - Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity - Bremen)

PhD students:  

Interesting links: