Fluids and Thermal Engineering Research Group

FLUTE Seminar - 19th May 2021

Microsoft Teams
Wednesday 19th May 2021 (14:00-15:00)
For further information, please contact Dr Mirco Magnini or Research Administrator, Sarah Taylor
The Fluids and Thermal Engineering Research Group warmly invites you
to attend their Virtual Wednesday Seminar on 19th May at 14.00pm

“Engineering applications of porous structures from micro to macro-scales” 


Beatrice Pulvirenti (3)

Guest Speaker: Beatrice Pulvirenti


In this talk, different engineering applications of porous structures will be explored, with a focus on some numerical approaches for the simulation of the energy and mass exchange through the pores. These applications are studied by the thermal and fluid-dynamics (TFD) research group at Bologna University, Department of Industrial Engineering. First, the heat transfer characteristics of metal foams and their applications in the field of automotive will be investigated. Increasing the scales, some applications of Nature Based Solutions (NBS) will be shown, as they can be considered as non-conventional structures for the mitigation of the pollution within the cities or the mitigation of extreme events under a climate change contest.


Her main research interests are in the field of fluid-dynamics and heat transfer in different engineering applications, such as advanced thermal management approaches for electric vehicles and computational fluid-dynamics (CFD) studies of the non-conventional techniques for environmental protection. She teaches “Technical Physics” for the Electric Energy Engineering degree course, “Computational techniques applied to thermal and fluid-dynamics problems” for the Energy Engineering master course and “Vehicle Energetics and HVAC Systems” for the international master course of Electric Vehicle Engineering at the University of Bologna. She was visiting professor at Brown University in the year 2000-2001.

Beatrice Pulvirenti PhD is Associate Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering Department, University of Bologna, Italy - Beatrice Pulvirenti — University of Bologna — Home Page (unibo.it)

If you would like to attend and didn't receive an email invitation, please contact Research Administrator, Sarah Taylor. 

Fluids and Thermal Engineering Research Group

Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2RD