Dr Oscar de la Torre
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Dr Oscar de la Torre

COAST Research Fellow

School of Engineering (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Role

Dr Oscar de la Torre is a postdoctoral research fellow at COAST Laboratory in the University of Plymouth. He completed his PhD in fluid-structure interaction of submerged structures under cavitating flows. He has a background in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Fluid Mechanics.

Oscar has extensive experience both in structural dynamics and fluids mechanics, he has been working in the private sector designing piping systems and hydraulic machinery for different companies. As a researcher he was appointed at National University of Ireland Galway leading the Large Structures laboratory where he tested tidal and wind blades under static, fatigue and dynamic conditions. He was then appointed at the University of Bristol helping developing a new methodology to test the new generation of airplane wings in wind tunnels.

Oscar hopes to provide his experience to help companies test in COAST facilities.

Research interests

Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI)

Structural Dynamics
Added Mass of sumberged structures
Cavitating Flow

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Wang W, Zhou L, Wang Z, Escaler X & de la Torre O 2019 'Numerical Investigation into the Effect of Sound Speed in Attached Cavitation on Hydrofoil Modes of Vibration' Energies , DOI PEARL
Fagan EM, De La Torre O, Leen SB & Goggins J 2018 'Validation of the multi-objective structural optimisation of a composite wind turbine blade' Composite Structures 204, 567-577 , DOI
Escaler X & De La Torre O 2018 'Axisymmetric vibrations of a circular Chladni plate in air and fully submerged in water' Journal of Fluids and Structures 82, 432-445 , DOI
de la Torre O, Moore D, Gavigan D & Goggins J 2018 'Accelerated life testing study of a novel tidal turbine blade attachment' International Journal of Fatigue 114, 226-237 , DOI
Escaler X, De La Torre O & Goggins J 2017 'Experimental and numerical analysis of directional added mass effects in partially liquid-filled horizontal pipes' Journal of Fluids and Structures 69, 252-264 , DOI
Liu X, Zhou L, Escaler X, Wang Z, Luo Y & De La Torre O 2017 'Numerical Simulation of Added Mass Effects on a Hydrofoil in Cavitating Flow Using Acoustic Fluid–Structure Interaction' Journal of Fluids Engineering 139, (4) 041301-041301 , DOI
De La Torre O, Escaler X, Egusquiza E & Farhat M 2016 'Experimental mode shape determination of a cantilevered hydrofoil under different flow conditions' Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science 230, (19) 3408-3419 , DOI
De La Torre O, Escaler X, Egusquiza E & Farhat M 2014 'Numerical and experimental study of a nearby solid boundary and partial submergence effects on hydrofoil added mass' Computers & Fluids 91, 1-9 , DOI
De La Torre O, Escaler X, Egusquiza E & Farhat M 2013 'Experimental investigation of added mass effects on a hydrofoil under cavitation conditions' Journal of Fluids and Structures 39, 173-187 , DOI
Escaler X, Torre ODL & Egusquiza E 2012 'Analysis of chatter marks damage on the Yankee dryer surface of a tissue machine' Engineering Failure Analysis 23, 44-54 , DOI
Wang W, Zhou L, Wang Z, Escaler X & de la Torre O 0 'Numerical investigation into the influence on hydrofoil vibrations of water tunnel test section acoustic modes' Journal of Vibration and Acoustics PEARL
Conference Papers
Wang W, Zhou LJ, Wang ZW, Escaler X, De La Torre O & Kang WZ 2019 'Dynamic response of a NACA0009 hydrofoil under cavitation conditions' IOP Publishing 062003-062003 , DOI
de la Torre O, Escaler X & Goggins J 2017 'Experimental Study of the Dynamic Response of Partially Filled Pipes Focused on Natural Frequencies and Mode Shapes' ASME 2017 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference ASME , DOI
Escaler X, Prieto M, Quispe M, Kjeldsen M & De La Torre O 2017 'Numerical Modelling of the Cooling System at ALBA Synchrotron Radiation Facility to Understand its Performance' ASME 2017 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference ASME , DOI
Escaler X, De La Torre O & Farhat M 2015 'Review of parameters influencing the structural response of a submerged body under cavitation conditions' IOP Publishing 012150-012150 , DOI