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The University of Southampton

Dr Costantino Manes 

Visiting Research Fellow

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Dr Costantino Manes is a Visiting Research Fellow within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Current position

Costantino is a Visiting Research Fellow within the Water and Environmental Engineering Group . His research and teaching activities focus on topics related to Hydraulic Engineering and Fluid Mechanics.

Career History

Costantino graduated in Environmental Engineering from the Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy, in 2002 and received a PhD in Environmental Hydraulics at the University of Aberdeen in 2006.

He then spent two years at the Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research, SLF, Davos, Switzerland, working as a post-doc on research issues related to snow-atmosphere interaction. In the period 2008-2011 he joined the Department of Hydraulics at Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy, where he worked on fundamental Fluid Mechanics investigating turbulence properties of open channel flows over permeable beds.

In October 2011 he was appointed as a Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton. Costantino’s work now focusses on various aspects of applied and fundamental Fluid Mechanics.

Research interests

Costantino’s primary research interests lie within the field of turbulent flows and their interaction with structures and the environment. This includes the following research topics:

  • Turbulent flows interacting with groups of obstacles.
  • Collective behaviour of fish schools in moving fluids.
  • Scaling issues in turbulent wall flows.
  • Monitoring and modelling of scour around hydraulic and off-shore structures.
  • Snow-atmosphere interaction.

Other research interests include: experimental techniques in Fluid Mechanics, laminar and turbulent friction, aeolian sediment transport, linear stability analysis of liquid films.

Research project

Turbulent boundary layers interacting with groups of obstacles

Multibeam sonar survey of scour features around two bridge piers
Bridge scour
Laboratory study of wave scour around a cylinder
Wave scour
Field experiment at Plaine Morte glacier Switzerland
Snow atmosphere interaction
Fish schools in open channel flow
Collective behaviour

Research group

Water and Environmental Engineering Group

Associate Editor for Advances in Water Resources, Elsevier.

Code Title Role
CENV2008 Hydraulics Coordinator
CENV6155 Hydraulic engineering and sediment transport Coordinator
Dr Costantino Manes
Engineering, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton. SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

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