Dr Simone Michele
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Dr Simone Michele

Lecturer in Civil Engineering

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

Biography

Biography

  • 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

Teaching

Teaching interests

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

Research

Research

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;
  • Weakly nonlinear theories for dispersive transient waves.

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.

Supergen ORE Hub - ECR Research Fund, 2021.
Project title: "Analytical and experimental modelling of a floating/submerged elastic disk". (Co-PI: Dr Siming Zheng).
Value of award: £10,000.00.

Interreg France (Channel) England Programme
Project title: "EUROSWAC - Highly efficient innovative shallow-water based Sea Water Air Conditioning solution for the Channel Area". (Co-Investigator).
Value of award: €3.873.203.84.

Publications

Publications

Journals

  • S. Michele, R. Stuhlmeier, A.G.L. Borthwick. Heat transfer in the seabed boundary layer. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 2021.
  • C.C. Mei, Y.L. Li, S. Michele, P. Sammarco, P.B. McBeth. Anchoring and Migration of Balloon in REBOA. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 2021; 927: A20.
  • S. Michele, F. Buriani, E. Renzi, M. van Rooij, B. Jayawardhana, A. I. Vakis. Wave Energy Extraction by Flexible Floaters. Energies. 2020; 13: 6167.
  • S. Michele, E. Renzi. Effects of the sound speed vertical profile on the evolution of hydroacoustic waves. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 2019; 883: A28.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • S. Michele, E. Renzi, F. Buriani. Wave energy extraction by flexible floaters. 14th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference. Plymouth, United Kingdom, 2021.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • S. Michele, E. Renzi. Evolution of hydroacoustic waves in deep oceanic waters with generalised sound-speed profiles. UK Fluids Conference. Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2019.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • S. Michele, E. Renzi. Nonlinear model of curved-shape oscillating wave surge converters. 5th PRIMaRE Conference. Bristol, United Kingdom, 2018.
  • S. Michele, P. Sammarco. Nonlinear resonance and energy production of wave surge converters. IAHR Europe Congress. Trento, Italy, 2018.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Personal

Personal

Reports & invited lectures

  • ORE Supergen masterclass in ‘Advanced Experimental Fluid Mechanics for ORE’. September 2021.

Conferences organised

  • Co-organizer of the SIG Workshop: "Mathematical challenges of nonlinear waves and interfacial dynamics". Loughborough University (UK). June 2018.
  • Co-organizer of the PRIMaRE Workshop: "Paving the way to scale up MRE devices towards commercialisation". University of Bristol (UK). July 2018.

Other academic activities

  • Track director for EWTEC 2021. September 2021.