A SMaRT paper on the spotlight

Chris Baker, one of the most prominent specialists in train and railway aerodynamics worldwide, included the paper

M. Horvat, L. Bruno, S. Khris (2021) CWE study of wind flow around railways: Effects of embankment and track system on sand sedimentation, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics 208, 104476, 10.1016/j.jweia.2020.104476

among his top ten papers for the year 2021.

A great recognition for Marko Horvat, former SMaRT Early Stage Researcher and his co-authors!

Roberto Nuca (ESR2), completed his PhD

We are pleased to announce that Roberto Nuca, the ESR2 of the SMaRT team, successfully defended his PhD thesis on 13th of July 2021, titled A Windblown Sand Transport Model for Large-Scale Industrial Applications.

We would like to thank the jury for a very stimulating discussion, all the questions, and their interest in the topic of mathematical modeling of the windblown sand transport.

PhD dissertation by ESR2, R. Nuca

The second SMaRT PhD Thesis will be discussed soon. The defence of Roberto Nuca (ESR2) will take place on Tuesday, July 13th, 2021. The Evaluation board reflects the multidisciplinary and multisectoral features of the Thesis. It is composed by:

  • A. Farina – Università di Firenze, IT
  • M. Icardi – University of Nottingham, UK
  • D. Fransos – Sauber Motorsport, CH
  • L. Preziosi – Politecnico di Torino, tutor, non-voting member
  • N. Coste – Optiflow Company, co-tutor, non-voting member

More details can be found on the following link.