Institut für Strömungsmechanik (ISTM)

Dr.-Ing. Davide Gatti

  • Institut für Strömungsmechanik
    Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
    Kaiserstraße 10, Geb. 10.23
    76131 Karlsruhe
    Tel.: +49 721 608 42368
    Fax: +49 721 608 45147

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Research interests

  • Unsteady turbulent flow

  • Turbulent skin-friction drag reduction

  • Computational fluid dynamics and parallel scientific computing

  • Flow control over wing sections

  • Smart material and structures for flow control applications


Journal Publications

Beat-Frequency-Operated Dielectric-Barrier Discharge Plasma Actuators for Virtual Wall Oscillations.
Hehner, M. T.; Gatti, D.; Mattern, P.; Kotsonis, M.; Kriegseis, J.
2020. AIAA journal, 1–5. doi:10.2514/1.J059802
Non-dimensional characteristics of open wet clutches for advanced drag torque and aeration predictions.
Leister, R.; Najafi, A. F.; Gatti, D.; Kriegseis, J.; Frohnapfel, B.
2020. Tribology international, 152, 106442. doi:10.1016/j.triboint.2020.106442
Structure function tensor equations in inhomogeneous turbulence.
Gatti, D.; Chiarini, A.; Cimarelli, A.; Quadrio, M.
2020. Journal of fluid mechanics, 898, Art. Nr.: A5. doi:10.1017/jfm.2020.399
Aerodynamic Effects of Uniform Blowing and Suction on a NACA4412 Airfoil.
Atzori, M.; Vinuesa, R.; Fahland, G.; Stroh, A.; Gatti, D.; Frohnapfel, B.; Schlatter, P.
2020. Flow, turbulence and combustion. doi:10.1007/s10494-020-00135-z
Do riblets exhibit fully rough behaviour?.
Gatti, D.; von Deyn, L.; Forooghi, P.; Frohnapfel, B.
2020. Experiments in fluids, 61 (3), Article: 81. doi:10.1007/s00348-020-2921-0
On the stages of vortex decay in an impulsively stopped, rotating cylinder.
Kaiser, F.; Frohnapfel, B.; Ostilla-Mónico, R.; Kriegseis, J.; Rival, D. E.; Gatti, D.
2019. Journal of fluid mechanics, 885, A6. doi:10.1017/jfm.2019.974
Quantification of amplitude modulation in wall-bounded turbulence.
Dogan, E.; Örlü, R.; Gatti, D.; Vinuesa, R.; Schlatter, P.
2019. Fluid dynamics research, 51 (1), Art. Nr.: 011408. doi:10.1088/1873-7005/aaca81
An efficient numerical method for the generalised Kolmogorov equation.
Gatti, D.; Remigi, A.; Chiarini, A.; Cimarelli, A.; Quadrio, M.
2019. Journal of turbulence, 20 (8), 457–480. doi:10.1080/14685248.2019.1664746
Predicting Turbulent Spectra in Drag-reduced Flows.
Gatti, D.; Stroh, A.; Frohnapfel, B.; Hasegawa, Y.
2018. Flow, turbulence and combustion, 100 (4), 1081–1099. doi:10.1007/s10494-018-9920-8
Global energy fluxes in turbulent channels with flow control.
Gatti, D.; Cimarelli, A.; Hasegawa, Y.; Frohnapfel, B.; Quadrio, M.
2018. Journal of fluid mechanics, 857, 345–373. doi:10.1017/jfm.2018.749
Turbulent Duct Flow Controlled with Spanwise Wall Oscillations.
Straub, S.; Vinuesa, R.; Schlatter, P.; Frohnapfel, B.; Gatti, D.
2017. Flow, turbulence and combustion, 99 (3-4), 787–806. doi:10.1007/s10494-017-9846-6
The dielectric breakdown limit of silicone dielectric elastomer actuators.
Gatti, D.; Haus, H.; Matysek, M.; Frohnapfel, B.; Tropea, C.; Schlaak, H. F.
2014. Applied physics letters, 104 (5), 052905. doi:10.1063/1.4863816

Conference Contributions

Betreute studentische Arbeiten

  1. Masterarbeit von Marion Cormier (2016): "Analyse turbulent flows via Empirical Mode Decomposition"
  2. Bachelorarbeit von Rachel See (2016) : "Measure skin-friction accurately in a new wind-tunnel facility"
  3. Masterarbeit von Steffen Straub (2015): "Direct numerical simulation of controlled turbulent duct flows"


1) Mathematical Methods in Fluid Dynamics
2) Fluid Mechanics with Matlab
3) Vortex Dynamics