Institute of Fluid Mechanics (ISTM)
Andrea Codrignani

Dr.-Ing. Andrea Codrignani

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


Conferences: *Presenter

  1. Codrignani, A.*, Savio, D., Frohnapfel, B. (2018): ”Adjoint method for surface textures optimization". 45th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology, Leeds, United Kingdom.

  2. Codrignani, A.*, Magagnato, F., Frohnapfel, B., Schreiber, P.,  Schneider, J., Gumbsch, P. (2017): ”Numerical and experimental investigation of surface textures“. 44th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology, Lyon, France.

  3. Codrignani, A.*, Gatti, D., Quadrio, M. (2017): "Impulse Response in turbulent channel flow". European Drag Reduction and Flow Control Meeting (EDRFCM), Monte Porzio Catone (Rome), Italy

  4. Codrignani, A.*, Magagnato, F., Frohnapfel, B. (2016): ”Viscous dissipation impact on pressure loss in compressible lubricants“. 24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM), Montreal, Canada.

  5. Codrignani, A.*, Savio, D., Magagnato, F., Frohnapfel, B. (2016): ”Viscous dissipation in compressible lubricant flow“. 43th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology, Leeds, United Kingdom.


  1. Codrignani. A., Frohnapfel, B., Magagnato, F., Schreiber, P., Schneider, J., Gumbsch, P. (2018) Numerical and experimental investigation of texture shape and position in the macroscopic contact Tribology International (in print).  DOI: 10.1016/j.triboint.2018.02.001

  2. Codrignani, A., Savio, D., Magagnato, F. and Frohnapfel, B. (2017): A scaling parameter for pressure losses and thermal effects in lubricant flows with viscous didssipation. Tribology International 113: 238-244 DOI: 10.1016/j.triboint.2016.12.007

  3. Greiner, C., Merz, T., Braun, D., Codrignani, A., and Magagnato, F. (2015). Optimum dimple diameter for friction reduction with laser surface texturing: the effect of velocity gradient. Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties,3(4), 044001.
    DOI: 10.1088/2051-672X/3/4/044001


Supervised Student Theses

Available Projects at ISTM

Enquiris are welcome at any time!

  1. Bachelor project by Ihor Ukrainets (2018) "Numerical modeling of hydrodynamic effects in mixed lubrication regime"

  2. Bachelor project by Linda Albert (2017) "Implementation of roughness models in the Reynolds equation"

  3. Master project by Eduardo Lázaro López (2017): "CFD Analysis of heat transfer in microchannels"

  4. Bachelor project by Jingzhe Shu (2017): "Investigation of inertia effects in lubricant flows with textured surfaces"

  5. Bachelor project by Benjamin Guthier-Brown (2017): "Numerical analysis of surface textures for lubricant applications"

  6. Master project by Tommaso Rossi (2016): "Numerical analysis of surface pattern for a clutch"

  7. Bachelor project by Oscar Furst (2016): "Analysis of tribological surface texture with the Reynolds equation".