ESR07 - Hydrodynamics of fish at hydraulic structures: scale modelling and similarity principles

Host Institution: UNIPD - Universit√† degli Studi di Padova

The research activities will be partly theoretical and partly experimental. The theoretical activity will include: A. Analysis of turbulent flow fields generated or affected by moving boundaries such as fish bodies. B. Identification through literature review and through collaborations with experts of the RIBES Network of key biometrical physical quantities relevant to fish, as a function of fish type, fish age and the relevant ecological habitats. C. Critical review of Dimensional Analysis principles applied to heterogeneous physical systems aggregating fluid in motion, fixed or moving boundaries associated to structures or machinery, and living fish. D. Critical review of current concepts and definitions of eco-sustainability, expanding from mortality-only to fish stress concepts and the relevant implications for river training approaches. 

Secondment period (to be confirmed): Expected duration: 5 months; Hosting institutions: CBAR (Consorzio di Bonifica Acque Risorgive - Venezia, Italy), IGB (Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries - Berlin, Germany)

Work package

Early Stages Researcher