Book Chapters

Arndt R.E.A. and Chamorro L.P. (2016) Hydraulic turbines. Handbook of Energy Conversion.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

[47] Mandadzhiev B.A., Lynch M.K., Chamorro L.P., and Wissa A.A. “An experimental study of an airfoil with a bio-        inspired leading edge device at high angles of attack” Smart Mat and Struct, accepted 2017.

[46] Jin Y. and Chamorro L.P. "Passive pitching of splitters in the trailing edge of elliptic cylinders," J Fluid Mech,        accepted, 2017.

[45] Hamed, A.M., L. Castillo, and L.P. Chamorro, "Turbulent boundary layer response to large-scale wavy        topographies," Phys Fluids, Accepted, 2017.

[44] Hamed A.M., Pagan-Vazquez A., Khovalyg D., Zhang Z. and Chamorro L.P., "Vortical structures in the near-wake of        tabs with various geometries," J Fluid Mech, accepted, 2017.

[43] Liu B., Hamed A.M., Jin Y. and Chamorro L.P., "Influence of vortical structure impingement on the oscillation and        rotation of flat plates," J Fluid Struct, 70, 417-427, 2017.

[42] Jin Y. and Chamorro L.P., "On the dynamics of three-dimensional slung prisms under very low and high turbulence        flows," J Fluid Mech, , Vol 816, 468-480, 2017.         dimensional-slung-prisms-under-very-low-and-high-turbulence-flowsdiv/DF3E3C9B9737CCBD270BB12C343B8F92

[41] Hamed A.M., Vega J., Liu B., and Chamorro L.P., "Flow around a semicircular cylinder with passive flow control        mechanisms," Exp Fluids, 58(3), 22, 2017.

[40] Hamed A.M., Sadowski M.J., Nepf H.M., and Chamorro L.P., "Impact of height heterogeneity on canopy turbulence,"        J Fluid Mech, Vol 813, 1176-1196, 2017.         on-canopy-turbulencediv/526D5F2C584CB4C1E07F04E1E01CFAE4

[39] Tobin, N., A.M. Hamed, and Chamorro L.P., “Fractional Flow Speed-up from Porous Windbreaks for Enhanced        Wind-Turbine Power.“ Bound-Lay Meteorol, DOI 10.1007/s10546-016-0228-8, 2017.

[38] Jin, Y., S. Ji, and Chamorro L.P., “Spectral Energy Cascade of Body Rotations and Oscillations under Turbulence.”        Phys Rev E, (94) 063105, 2016.

[37] Kim J-T., A. Liberzon, and Chamorro L.P., “Characterization of the Eulerian and Lagrangian accelerations in the        intermediate field of turbulent circular jets.” J Turbul,, 2016.

[36] Jin Y., Liu H., Aggarwal R., Singh A., and Chamorro L.P., "Effects of freestream turbulence in a model wind turbine        wake.” Energies, 9(10), 830, 2016.

[35] Hamed A.M., Sadowski M., Zhang Z., and Chamorro L.P. “Transition to turbulence over 2D and 3D periodic large-         scale roughnesses.” J Fluid Mech (Rapids), vol. 804, R6, doi:10.1017/jfm.2016.575         periodic-large-scale-roughnesses/16F162AA7743B4314986FD8868E8F2ED

[34] Park J., Pagan-Vazquez A., Alvarado J., Chamorro L.P., Lux S.M., and Marsh C.P. “Characterization of tab-         induced counter-rotating vortex pair for mixing applications.” J Fluid Eng, accepted, 2016.

[33] Jin Y., Ji S., Liu B., and Chamorro L.P., "On the role of thickness ratio and location of axis of rotation in the flat plate         motions,” J Fluid Struct. 64: 127–137, 2016.

[32] Kim J-T., Z. Zhang, A. Liberzon, Y. Zhang, and Chamorro L.P., "On the Lagrangian Features of Circular and         Semicircular Jets via 3D Particle Tracking Velocimetry” Exp Therm Fluid Sci, doi: 10.1016/ j.expthermflusci, 2016

[31] Park J., Pagan-Vazquez A., Alvarado J., Chamorro L.P., Lux S., and Marsh C. (2016), "Experimental and Numerical         Visualization of Counter Rotating Vortices," J Heat transf. Accepted

[30] Moller, N.J., H. Kim, V.S. Neary, M.H. Garcia, and Chamorro, L.P., "On the near-wall effects induced by an axial-
        flow rotor," Renew Energy, 91: 524-530, 2016.

[29] Hamed, A.M., Y. Jin, and Chamorro, L.P., "On the transient dynamics of the wake and trajectory of free falling
        cones with various apex angles," Exp Fluids, 56: 207, 2015.

[28] Tobin N., A.M. Hamed, and Chamorro, L.P., "An Experimental Study on the Effects of Winglets on the Wake and
        Performance of a Model Wind Turbine," Energies, 8(10): 11955-11972, 2015.

[27] Hamed A.M., A. Kamdar, L. Castillo, and Chamorro, L.P., "Turbulent boundary layer over 2D and 3D large-scale
        wavy walls," Phys Fluids, 27: 106601, 2015.

[26] Kim J-T., D. Kim, A. Liberzon, and Chamorro, L.P., "Three-Dimensional Particle Tracking Velocimetry for
        Turbulence Applications: Case of a Jet Flow," 108: J Visual Exp, 108 doi: 10.3791/53745, 2015.

[25] Tobin N., H. Zhu, and Chamorro, L.P., "Spectral behaviour of the turbulence-driven power fluctuations of wind
        turbines," J Turbul, 16(9): 832-846, 2015.

[24] Howard, K.B., Chamorro, L.P., and M. Guala, "A Comparative Analysis on the Response of a Wind-Turbine Model
        to Atmospheric and Terrain Effects," Bound-Lay Meteorol, 158: 229–255, 2015.

[23] Chamorro, L.P., C. Hill, V. Neary, B. Gunawan, R.E.A. Arndt, and F. Sotiropoulos, "Effects of energetic coherent
        motions on the power and wake of an axial-flow turbine," Phys Fluids, 27: 055104, 2015.

[22] Toloui M., Chamorro, L.P., and J. Hong, "Detection of tip-vortex signatures behind a 2.5 MW wind turbine," J Wind
        Eng Ind Aerod
, 143: 105-112, 2015.

[21] Chamorro, L.P., J. Hong, and C. Gangodagamage, "On the scale-to-scale coupling between a full-scale wind
        turbine and turbulence," J Turbul, 16(7): 617-632, 2015.

[20] Hong J., M. Toloui, Chamorro, L.P., M. Guala, K. Howard, J. Tucker, and F. Sotiropoulos, "Natural snowfall reveals
        large-scale flow structures in the wake of a 2.5-MW wind turbine," Nature Com, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms5216, 2014.

[19] Toloui M., S. Riley, J. Hong, K. Howard, Chamorro, L.P., M. Guala, and J. Tucker, "Measurement of atmospheric
        boundary layer based on super-large-scale particle image velocimetry using natural snowfall," Exp Fluids, 55: 1737,

[18] Howard, K.B., J.S. Hu, Chamorro, L.P., and M. Guala, "Characterizing the response of a wind turbine model under
        complex inflow conditions," Wind Energy, 18(4): 729-743, 2015.

[17] Hill C., M. Musa, Chamorro, L.P., C. Ellis, and M. Guala, "Local Scour around a Model Hydrokinetic Turbine in an
        Erodible Channel," J Hyd Eng, 140(8) 04014037, 2014.

[16] Chamorro, L.P., S. Lee, D. Olsen, C. Milliren, J. Marr, R.E.A. Arndt, and F. Sotiropoulos, "Turbulence effects on a
        full-scale 2.5 MW horizontal-axis wind turbine under neutrally stratified conditions," Wind Energy, 18: 339-349,

[15] Chamorro, L.P., N. Tobin, R.E.A. Arndt, and F. Sotiropoulos, "Variable-sized wind turbines are a possibility for wind
        farm optimization," Wind Energy, 17(10): 1483-1494, 2014.

[14] Neary V., B. Gunawan, C. Hill, and Chamorro, L.P., "Near and far field flow disturbances induced by model
        hydrokinetic turbine: ADV and ADP comparison," Renewable Energy, 60: 1-6, 2013.

[13] Chamorro, L.P., C. Hill, S. Morton, C. Ellis, R.E.A. Arndt, and F. Sotiropoulos, "On the interaction between a
        turbulent open channel flow and an axial-flow turbine," J Fluid Mech(Rapids), 716: 658-670, 2013.

[12] Chamorro, L.P., D.R. Troolin, S. Lee, R.E.A. Arndt, and F. Sotiropoulos, "Three-dimensionalflow visualization in the
        wake of a miniature axial-flow hydrokinetic turbine," Exp Fluids, 54:1459, 2013.

[11] Chamorro, L.P. and R.E.A. Arndt, "Non-uniform velocity distribution effect on the Betz-Joukowsky limit," Wind
, 16(2): 279-282, 2013.

[10] Chamorro, L.P., R.E.A. Arndt, and F. Sotiropoulos, "Drag reduction of large wind turbine blades through riblets:
        Evaluation of riblet geometry and application strategies," Renew Energy, 50: 1095-1105, 2013.

[9] Chamorro, L.P., M. Guala, R.E.A. Arndt, and F. Sotiropoulos, "On the evolution of turbulent scales in the wake of a
      wind turbine model," J Turbul, 13(27): 1-13, 2012.

[8] Chamorro, L.P., R.E.A. Arndt, and F. Sotiropoulos, "Reynolds number dependence of turbulence statistics in the
      wake of wind turbines," Wind Energy, 15: 733-742, 2012.

[7] Chamorro, L.P., R.E.A. Arndt, and F. Sotiropoulos, "Turbulent Flow Properties Around a Staggered Wind Farm,"
      Bound-Lay Meteorol, 141: 349-367, 2011.

[6] Chamorro, L.P. and F. Porte-Agel, "Turbulent flow inside and above a wind farm: A wind-tunnel study," Energies, 4:
      1916-1936, 2011.

[5] Chamorro, L.P. and F. Porte-Agel, "Effects of Thermal Stability and Incoming Boundary-Layer Flow Characteristics
      on Wind-Turbine Wakes: A Wind-Tunnel Study," Bound-Lay Meteorol, 136: 515-533, 2010.

[4] Chamorro, L.P. and F. Porte-Agel, "A Wind-Tunnel Investigation of Wind-Turbine Wakes:Boundary-Layer Turbulence
      Effects," Bound-Lay Meteorol, 132: 129-149, 2009.

[3] Chamorro, L.P. and F. Porte-Agel, "Wind-tunnel study of surface boundary conditions for large-eddy simulation of
      turbulent flow past a rough-to-smooth surface transition," J Turbul, 11: 1-17, 2010.

[2] Chamorro, L.P. and F. Porte-Agel, "Channel bed slope effect on the height of gravity waves produced by a sudden
      downstream discharge stoppage," J Hydraul Eng, 136(5): 328-330, 2010.

[1] Chamorro, L.P. and F. Porte-Agel, "Velocity and surface shear stress distributions behind a rough-to-smooth surface
      transition: A simple new model," Bound-Lay Meteorol, 130: 29-41, 2009.



Our research group aims at providing fundamental insights on the role of turbulence in basic and applied problems of high interest, which can be divided in the following sub-areas:

i) structure of the boundary layer over complex topographies;

ii) wind & hydrokinetic energy technologies,

iii) scalar transport over urban and natural environments,

iv) flow-structure interaction; and

v) instrumentation for turbulence measurements.

We have developed a comprehensive research on these topics that are going to be sustained and expanded in the future. Our versatile experimental approach combines a set of state-of-the-art experimental techniques, including particle image velocimetry (PIV), computer vision, and our recently developed 3D particle tracking velocimetry (PTV). This framework allows us to study fluid dynamics from Eulerian and Lagrangian frame of references