Welcome to the Laboratory for Fluid-Structure Interaction (LIFE) research in bioinspired, offshore and wind engineering, at Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV), in Tarragona, Spain.





Francisco J Huera-Huarte


Visiting Associate (2014) in Aerospace at CALTECH


Associate Professor (Profesor Titular) of Mechanical Engineering at URV, and the the Principal Investigator and Group Leader of LIFE.


Mechanical Engineer (Ingeniero Industrial), ETSEIB, UPC, 2003

PhD in Aeronautics, Dept. of Aeronautics, Imperial College London, 2006

Marie Curie IOF Postdoctoral Fellow, GALCIT, CALTECH, 2008-2009


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I use experimental and computational techniques in fluid and solid mechanics to study all types of bluff body wakes and fluid-structure interations.

  • Flow-induced vibrations with emphasis in vortex-induced vibrations (VIV).

  • Bluff body flows and vortex flows.

  • Experimental methods in fluid and solid mechanics; data analysis techniques.

  • Loading on offshore/marine structures. Cable dynamics.

  • Optical measurement techniques: DPIV and DDPIV. 

  • Physics of sports.

  • Fluid dynamics of swimming and flying. Bio-inspired design.

  • Dynamics of floating offshore wind turbines.


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