PhD Thesis

Research Topic

For my PhD thesis I studied turbulence in Taylor-Couette flow using numerical simulations. Taylor-Couette flow is used as basic models when trying to understand the behaviour of more complicated natural or man-made flows, for example, as a basic model for many shear flows, going from the astrophysical scale -accretion disks around protostars- to the flow around a jetski's hull. So even if Taylor-Couette flow is an easy system to construct and simulate, it finds applicability in many places and still not all is known about it.

My thesis, titled "Highly turbulent Taylor-Couette flow: direct numerical simulations" can be downloaded from the University of Twente library. A list of the papers published during my PhD is available in the research section.