Dr Simone Michele
Profiles

Dr Simone Michele

Lecturer in Civil Engineering

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

  • 2020 - to date: Lecturer in Civil Engineering, University of Plymouth, School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, UK;
  • 2020: Lecturer in Civil Engineering, University of Aberdeen, School of Engineering, UK;
  • 2018 - 2020: Royal Society – CNR International Fellow, Loughborough University, Department of Mathematical Sciences, UK;
  • 2016 - 2018: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy;
  • 2011 - 2012: Civil Engineer, Studio associato ingg. Millimaggi-Ricotti, L’Aquila, Italy.

Qualifications

  • 2016: Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy;
  • 2011: MS in Civil Engineering. Specialization: Fluid Mechanics, University of L’Aquila, Italy;
  • 2009: BS in Civil Engineering, University of L’Aquila, Italy.

Professional membership

  • 2011 - to date: Chartered Civil Engineer. Enrolled in the engineering register of L’Aquila, Italy.

Teaching interests

  • Fluid Mechanics;
  • Linear and Nonlinear Waves;
  • Applied Mathematics.

Research interests

The research activities are mainly performed in the field of fluid-structure interaction phenomena. Currently, I am working on the following topics:

  • Linear and non-linear theories for the hydrodynamics of curved oscillating wave surge converters and oscillating water columns;
  • Linear and non-linear models for the hydrodynamics of floating plates;
  • Evolution of acoustic-gravity waves;
  • Heat and chemical species diffusion in presence of surface waves and currents;
  • Flow and wave propagation in blood vessels.

Grants & contracts

Royal Society - Newton International Fellowship Scheme, 2017.
Project title: "Nonlinear multi-parameter shape optimisation of wave energy converters". Ref: NF1707710.
Value of award: £56,500.00.

Journals

1. S. Michele, E. Renzi. Effects of the sound speed vertical profile on the evolution of hydroacoustic waves. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 2019; 883: A28.
2. S. Michele, E. Renzi, C. Perez-Collazo, D. Greaves, G. Iglesias. Power extraction in regular and random waves from an OWC in hybrid wind-wave energy systems. Ocean Engineering. 2019; 191:106519.
3. S. Michele, E. Renzi. A second-order theory for an array of curved wave energy converters in open sea. Journal of Fluids and Structures. 2019; 88: 315-330.
4. S. Michele, E. Renzi, P. Sammarco. Weakly nonlinear theory for a gate-type curved array in waves. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 2019; 869: 238-263.
5. S. Michele, P. Sammarco, M. d’Errico. Weakly nonlinear theory for oscillating wave surge converters in a channel. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 2017; 834: 55-91.
6. S. Michele, P. Sammarco, M. d’Errico. Theory of the synchronous motion of an array of floating flap gates oscillating wave surge converter. Proceedings of the Royal Society A. 2016; 472:20160174.
7. S. Michele, P. Sammarco, M. d’Errico. The optimal design of a flap gate array in front of a straight vertical wall: resonance of the natural modes and enhancement of the exciting torque. Ocean Engineering. 2016; 118:152-164.
8. S. Michele, P. Sammarco, M. d’Errico, E. Renzi, A. Abdolali, G. Bellotti, F. Dias. Flap gate farm: From Venice lagoon defense to resonating wave energy production. Part2: Synchronous response to incident waves in open sea. Applied Ocean Research. 2015;
52:43-61.
9. P. Sammarco, S. Michele, M. d’Errico. Flap gate farm: From Venice lagoon defense to resonating wave energy production. Part I: Natural modes. Applied Ocean Research. 2013; 43:206-213.

Conference Papers

1. S. Michele, E. Renzi, C. Perez-Collazo, D. Greaves, G. Iglesias. Power extraction from an Oscillating Water Column in hybrid wind-wave energy systems. 7th PRIMaRE Conference. Plymouth, United Kingdom, 2020.
2. S. Michele, E. Renzi, P. Sammarco. Weakly nonlinear theory of an array of surging wave energy converters with curved geometry. 13th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference. Naples, Italy, 2019.
3. S. Michele, E. Renzi. Evolution of hydroacoustic waves in deep oceanic waters with generalised sound-speed profiles. UK Fluids Conference. Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2019.
4. S. Michele, E. Renzi. Weakly nonlinear theory for an array of curved wave energy converters in open sea. 6th PRIMaRE Conference. Cardiff, United Kingdom, 2019.
5. S. Michele, E. Renzi. Synchronous and subharmonic resonance of an array of curved wave energy converters in a channel. EGU General Assembly. Vienna, Austria, 2019.
6. S. Michele, E. Renzi. Nonlinear model of curved-shape oscillating wave surge converters. 5th PRIMaRE Conference. Bristol, United Kingdom, 2018.
7. S. Michele, P. Sammarco. Nonlinear resonance and energy production of wave surge converters. IAHR Europe Congress. Trento, Italy, 2018.
8. S. Michele, P. Sammarco, M. d’Errico. Nonlinear resonance, modulational chaos and mode interactions for oscillating wave surge converters. XXXVI Convegno Nazionale di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche. Ancona, Italy, 2018.
9. S. Michele, E. Renzi, P. Sammarco. A second-order theory for wave energy converters with curved geometry. 33rd International Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies. Guidel-Plages, France, 2018.
10. S. Michele, P. Sammarco, M. d’Errico. Analytical theory of the hydrodynamics of a gate array energy converter in waves. XXXV Convegno Nazionale di Idraulica e Costruzioni Idrauliche. Bologna, Italy, 2016.