Last June, Guilherme Rosetti from University of Sao Paulo, Brasil has defended his Phd thesis entitled: “Improvements in the Numerical Modeling of Turbulence and Fluid-Structure Interaction for the Vortex-Induced Vibrations of a Rigid Cylinder”. Supervised by Guilherme Vaz from MARIN and Andre Fujarra from USP, Guilherme has been working on turbulence, transition and (rigid body) Fluid-Structure-Interaction (FSI) for the last 5 years. He did lots of implementation in ReFRESCO, and Verification and Validation work for captive, driven-motion and free-moving cylinders for several Reynolds numbers and using three different turbulence/transition modelling approaches. The shear amount of work accomplished and important engineering-relevant conclusions are impressive (and also illustrate that ReFRESCO is up to the job and to similar new challenges).
It all culminated now in his Phd thesis just made public for everybody. Check it out, download it here.