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

Skin friction reduction via suppression of large scales in turbulent Couette flows
Andreolli, A.; Singh, M. K.; Gatti, D.
2024. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 108, Artkl.Nr.: 109444. doi:10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2024.109444
Flow resistance over heterogeneous roughness made of spanwise-alternating sandpaper strips
Frohnapfel, B.; Deyn, L. von; Yang, J.; Neuhauser, J.; Stroh, A.; Örlü, R.; Gatti, D.
2024. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 980, 1–35. doi:10.1017/jfm.2024.40
Correction to: Measurements in a Turbulent Channel Flow by Means of an LDV Profile Sensor
Pasch, S.; Leister, R.; Gatti, D.; Örlü, R.; Frohnapfel, B.; Kriegseis, J.
2024. Flow, Turbulence and Combustion. doi:10.1007/s10494-024-00532-8
Drag Assessment for Boundary Layer Control Schemes with Mass Injection
Fahland, G.; Atzori, M.; Frede, A.; Stroh, A.; Frohnapfel, B.; Gatti, D.
2023. Flow, Turbulence and Combustion. doi:10.1007/s10494-023-00462-x
Separating large-scale superposition and modulation in turbulent channels
Andreolli, A.; Gatti, D.; Vinuesa, R.; Örlü, R.; Schlatter, P.
2023. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 958, A37. doi:10.1017/jfm.2023.103
Measurements in a Turbulent Channel Flow by Means of an LDV Profile Sensor
Pasch, S.; Leister, R.; Gatti, D.; Örlü, R.; Frohnapfel, B.; Kriegseis, J.
2023. Flow, Turbulence and Combustion. doi:10.1007/s10494-023-00469-4
Introducing a Multi-Modal Plasma Actuator for Turbulent Flow Actuation
Serpieri, J.; Hehner, M. T.; Pasch, S.; Gatti, D.; Kriegseis, J.
2023. AIAA Journal. doi:10.2514/1.J062812
Influence of flow–fiber coupling during mold-filling on the stress field in short-fiber reinforced composites
Karl, T.; Zartmann, J.; Dalpke, S.; Gatti, D.; Frohnapfel, B.; Böhlke, T.
2023. Computational Mechanics, 71 (5), 991–1013. doi:10.1007/s00466-023-02277-z
Spatio-Temporal Visual Analysis of Turbulent Superstructures in Unsteady Flow
Ghaffari, B.; Gatti, D.; Westermann, R.
2023. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 14 (8). doi:10.1109/TVCG.2022.3232367
From drag-reducing riblets to drag-increasing ridges
von Deyn, L. H.; Gatti, D.; Frohnapfel, B.
2022. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 951, Art.-Nr.: A16. doi:10.1017/jfm.2022.796
Coherent near-wall structures and drag reduction by spanwise forcing
Gallorini, E.; Quadrio, M.; Gatti, D.
2022. Physical Review Fluids, 7 (11), Art.-Nr.: 114602. doi:10.1103/PhysRevFluids.7.114602
Structure of turbulence in the flow around a rectangular cylinder
Chiarini, A.; Gatti, D.; Cimarelli, A.; Quadrio, M.
2022. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 946, Art.-Nr.: A35. doi:10.1017/jfm.2022.599
Simulation of turbulent flow over roughness strips
Neuhauser, J.; Schäfer, K.; Gatti, D.; Frohnapfel, B.
2022. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 945, Art.-Nr.: A14. doi:10.1017/jfm.2022.536
Drag reduction on a transonic airfoil
Quadrio, M.; Chiarini, A.; Banchetti, J.; Gatti, D.; Memmolo, A.; Pirozzoli, S.
2022. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 942, Art.Nr. R2. doi:10.1017/jfm.2022.369
Effects of actuation mode on plasma-induced spanwise flow oscillations
Hehner, M. T.; Gatti, D.; Kotsonis, M.; Kriegseis, J.
2022. Journal of physics / D, 55 (20), Article no: 205203. doi:10.1088/1361-6463/ac526b
Spatial resolution issues in rough wall turbulence
Gatti, D.; Stroh, A.; Frohnapfel, B.; Örlü, R.
2022. Experiments in Fluids, 63 (3), 63. doi:10.1007/s00348-022-03412-x
The Wall-Jet Region of a Turbulent Jet Impinging on Smooth and Rough Plates
Secchi, F.; Gatti, D.; Frohnapfel, B.
2022. Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, 110 (2), 275–299. doi:10.1007/s10494-022-00387-x
Turbulent impinging jets on rough surfaces
Secchi, F.; Häber, T.; Gatti, D.; Schulz, S.; Trimis, D.; Suntz, R.; Frohnapfel, B.
2022. GAMM Mitteilungen, 45 (1), e202200005. doi:10.1002/gamm.202200005
Decomposition of the mean friction drag on an NACA4412 airfoil under uniform blowing/suction
Fan, Y.; Atzori, M.; Vinuesa, R.; Gatti, D.; Schlatter, P.; Li, W.
2022. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 932, A31. doi:10.1017/jfm.2021.1015
Ascending-descending and direct-inverse cascades of Reynolds stresses in turbulent Couette flow
Chiarini, A.; Mauriello, M.; Gatti, D.; Quadrio, M.
2022. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 930, Art.-Nr.: A9. doi:10.1017/jfm.2021.886
Uniform blowing and suction applied to nonuniform adverse-pressure-gradient wing boundary layers
Atzori, M.; Vinuesa, R.; Stroh, A.; Gatti, D.; Frohnapfel, B.; Schlatter, P.
2021. Physical review fluids, 6 (11), Art.-Nr. 113904. doi:10.1103/PhysRevFluids.6.113904
Global energy budgets in turbulent Couette and Poiseuille flows
Andreolli, A.; Quadrio, M.; Gatti, D.
2021. Journal of fluid mechanics, 924, Article no: A25. doi:10.1017/jfm.2021.598
Analytical modeling and dimensionless characteristics of open wet clutches in consideration of gravity
Leister, R.; Najafi, A. F.; Kriegseis, J.; Frohnapfel, B.; Gatti, D.
2021. Forschung im Ingenieurwesen, 85, 849–857. doi:10.1007/s10010-021-00545-z
Reynolds-number scaling of a vorticity-Annihilating boundary layer
Kaiser, F.; Von Der Burg, M.; Sommeria, J.; Viboud, S.; Frohnapfel, B.; Gatti, D.; Rival, D. E.; Kriegseis, J.
2021. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 924, 2100600. doi:10.1017/jfm.2021.600
Investigation of Blowing and Suction for Turbulent Flow Control on Airfoils
Fahland, G.; Stroh, A.; Frohnapfel, B.; Atzori, M.; Vinuesa, R.; Schlatter, P.; Gatti, D.
2021. AIAA journal, 1–15. doi:10.2514/1.J060211
Asymptotic fiber orientation states of the quadratically closed Folgar-Tucker equation and a subsequent closure improvement
Karl, T.; Gatti, D.; Frohnapfel, B.; Böhlke, T.
2021. Journal of Rheology, 65 (5), 999–1022. doi:10.1122/8.0000245
Coupled simulation of flow-induced viscous and elastic anisotropy of short-fiber reinforced composites
Karl, T.; Gatti, D.; Böhlke, T.; Frohnapfel, B.
2021. Acta mechanica, 232 (6), 2249–2268. doi:10.1007/s00707-020-02897-z
Parametric Study on Ridges Inducing Secondary Motions in Turbulent Channel Flow
Deyn, L. H. von; Gatti, D.; Frohnapfel, B.; Stroh, A.
2021. Proceedings in applied mathematics and mechanics, 20 (1), e202000139PAMM. doi:10.1002/pamm.202000139
Beat-Frequency-Operated Dielectric-Barrier Discharge Plasma Actuators for Virtual Wall Oscillations
Hehner, M. T.; Gatti, D.; Mattern, P.; Kotsonis, M.; Kriegseis, J.
2021. AIAA journal, 59 (2), 763–767. 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
Do riblets exhibit fully rough behaviour?
Gatti, D.; Deyn, L. von; Forooghi, P.; Frohnapfel, B.
2020. Experiments in fluids, 61 (3), Article: 81. doi:10.1007/s00348-020-2921-0
Objective barriers to the transport of dynamically active vector fields
Haller, G.; Katsanoulis, S.; Holzner, M.; Frohnapfel, B.; Gatti, D.
2020. Journal of fluid mechanics, 905, Art. Nr.: A17. doi:10.1017/jfm.2020.737
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, 105, 735–759. doi:10.1007/s10494-020-00135-z
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
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
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
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
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