Edinburgh Research Explorer

Dr Ignazio Maria Viola

Senior Lecturer

  1. 2019
  2. Unsteady hydrodynamics of a full-scale tidal turbine operating in large wave conditions

    Scarlett, G., Sellar, B., Van Den Bremer, T. & Viola, I. M., Dec 2019, In : Renewable Energy. 143, p. 199-213

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. 'Recent advances in numerical and experimental downwind sail aerodynamics

    Souppez, J-B., Arredondo-Galeana, A. & Viola, I. M., 16 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Sailing Technology. 4, 1, p. 45 65 p., 2019-03.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Unsteady hydrodynamics of tidal turbine blades

    Thomas Scarlett, G. & Viola, I. M., 29 Jun 2019, In : Renewable Energy. 146, p. 843-855 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Active and passive in-plane wall fluctuations in turbulent channel flows

    Jozsa, I. T., Balaras, E., Kashtalyan, M., Borthwick, A. & Viola, I. M., 10 May 2019, In : Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 866, p. 689-720

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. Hydrodynamics of three slender models resembling Polynesian canoe hulls

    Flay, R. G. J., Viola, I. M. & Irwin, G. J., 15 Mar 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  7. Modelling of Hull Roughness

    Speranza, N., Kidd, B., Schultz, M. P. & Viola, I. M., 15 Feb 2019, In : Ocean Engineering. 174, p. 31-42

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  8. A geometrically non-linear time-domain unsteady lifting-line theory

    Bird, H., Otomo, S., Ramesh, K. & Viola, I. M., 6 Jan 2019, AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. (AIAA), 26 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  9. 2018
  10. On the nonlinear dynamics of self-sustained limit-cycle oscillations in a flapping-foil energy harvester

    Enhao, W., Ramesh, K., Killen, S. & Viola, I. M., Nov 2018, In : Journal of fluids and structures. 83, p. 339-357

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  11. A separated vortex ring underlies the flight of the dandelion

    Cummins, C., Seale, M., Macente, A., Certini, D., Mastropaolo, E., Viola, I. M. & Nakayama, N., 17 Oct 2018, In : Nature. 562, 7727, p. 414-418 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

  12. Optimal airfoil’s shapes by high fidelity CFD

    Viola, I. M., Chapin, V., Speranza, N. & Biancolini, M. E., 3 Sep 2018, In : Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology. 90, 6, p. 1000-1011

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  13. The leading-edge vortex of yacht sails

    Arredondo Galeana, A. & Viola, I. M., Jul 2018, In : Ocean Engineering. 159, p. 552-562 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  14. Design principles of hair-like structures as biological machines

    Seale, M., Cummins, C., Viola, I. M., Mastropaolo, E. & Nakayama, N., 30 May 2018, In : Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 15, 16 p., 20180206.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  15. Numerical investigation of vertical-axis tidal turbines with sinusoidal pitching blades

    Chen, B., Su, S., Viola, I. M. & Greated, C., 1 May 2018, In : Ocean Engineering. 155, p. 75-87

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  16. On the dynamics of the kite carousel

    Luttik, K., Anderson, P., Johanning, L. & Viola, I. M., 2018. 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  17. PROTEUS: A Coupled Iterative Force-Correction Immersed-Boundary Cascaded Lattice Boltzmann Solver for Moving and Deformable Boundary Applications

    Falagkaris, E., Ingram, D., Markakis, K. & Viola, I. M., 2018, In : Computers & mathematics with applications. 75, 4, 30.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  18. Unsteady hydrodynamics of a full-scale tidal turbines

    Scarlett, G., Sellar, B., van den Bremer, T. & Viola, I. M., 2018. 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  19. Unsteady hydrodynamics of full-scale tidal turbines

    Scarlett, G., van den Bremer, T., Sellar, B. & Viola, I. M., 2018.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

  20. 2017
  21. PROTEUS: A Coupled Iterative Force-Correction Immersed-Boundary Multi-Domain Cascaded Lattice Boltzmann Solver

    Falagkaris, E., Ingram, D., Viola, I. M. & Markakis, K., Nov 2017, In : Computers & mathematics with applications. 74, 10, p. 2348–2368

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  22. The effect of permeability on the flow past permeable disks at low Reynolds numbers

    Cummins, C., Viola, I. M., Mastropaolo, E. & Nakayama, N., 18 Sep 2017, In : Physics of Fluids. p. 097103-1-14 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  23. The leading-edge vortex of swift wing-shaped delta wings

    Muir, R., Arredondo Galeana, A. & Viola, I. M., 23 Aug 2017, In : Royal Society Open Science. p. 170077 14.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  24. A real-time strategy-decision program for sailing yacht races

    Tagliaferri, F. & Viola, I. M., Apr 2017, In : Ocean Engineering. 134, p. 129 139 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  25. Limit cycle oscillations of a flapping foil energy harvester in different inflow conditions

    Wang, E., Ramesh, K., Viola, I. M. & Killen, S., 2017. 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  26. Smart coatings for drag reduction in yachts

    Józsa, T., Viola, I. M., Kashtalyan, M., Balaras, E. & Kidd, B., 2017. 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  27. The leading-edge vortex of yacht sails

    Viola, I. M. & Arredondo Galeana, A., 2017. 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  28. 2016
  29. Wind modelling with nested Markov chains

    Tagliaferri, F., Hayes, B., Viola, I. M. & Djokic, S., 2 Sep 2016, In : Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics. 157, p. 118-124

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  30. Reducing the wave induced loading of tidal turbine blades through the use of a flexible blade

    Tully, S. & Viola, I. M., 10 Apr 2016. 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  31. Development of a routing software for inshore match races

    Tagliaferri, F. & Viola, I. M., 15 Mar 2016.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  32. Unsteady hydrodynamics of flexible submerged foils

    Viola, I. M., Tully, S. & Scarlett, G., Mar 2016. 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

  33. Unsteady tidal turbine blade loading: an analytical approach

    Scarlett, G. & Viola, I. M., Mar 2016. 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

  34. 2015
  35. Numerical investigation of nonlinear wave interaction with a submerged object

    Ning, D., Li, Q. & Viola, I. M., 15 Jun 2015. 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  36. Flexible blades for tidal turbines

    Viola, I. M., Tully, S., Richon, J-B., Arredondo Galeana, A. & Muir, R., 23 Apr 2015.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

  37. Leading edge vortex dynamics

    Peter J, R. & Viola, I. M., 12 Feb 2015. 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

  38. A CFD-based wing sail optimisation method coupled to a VPP

    Viola, I. M., Biancolini, M. E., Sacher, M. & Ubaldo, C., 2015.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  39. A numerical method for the design of ships with wind-assisted propulsion

    Viola, I. M., Sacher, M., Xu, J. & Wang, F., 2015, In : Ocean Engineering. 105, p. 32-42

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  40. Aerodynamics of headsails: a review of measured surface pressures and expected flow fields

    Viola, I. M. & Flay, R. G. J., 2015.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  41. Flexible Blades for Tidal Turbines

    Tully, S., Viola, I. M., Muir, R. & Arredondo Galeana, A., 2015.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  42. The Leading Edge Vortex: a bio-inspired design enhancement for marine current turbines

    Muir, R. & Viola, I. M., 2015.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  43. Wind direction forecasting with artificial neural networks and support vector machines

    Tagliaferri, F., Viola, I. M. & Flay, R. G. J., 2015, In : Ocean Engineering. 97, 15, p. 65-73

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  44. Yacht sail flow: recent findings and unanswered questions

    Viola, I. M., 2015.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

  45. 2014
  46. Detached Eddy Simulation of a Sailing Yacht

    Viola, I. M., Bartesaghi, S., Van-Renterghem, T. & Ponzini, R., 1 Nov 2014, In : Ocean Engineering. 90, p. 93–103

    Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

  47. On risk attitude and optimal yacht racing tactics

    Tagliaferri, F., Philpott, A., Viola, I. M. & Flay, R. G. J., 1 Nov 2014, In : Ocean Engineering. 90, p. 149–154

    Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

  48. Wind-tunnel pressure measurements on model-scale rigid downwind sails

    Bot, P., Viola, I. M., Flay, R. G. J. & Brett, J-S., 1 Nov 2014, In : Ocean Engineering. 90, p. 84 92 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

  49. Trim effect on the resistance of sailing planing hulls

    Viola, I. M., Enlander, J., Adamson, H. & Viola, I. M., 15 Sep 2014, In : Ocean Engineering. 88, 0, p. 187-193 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  50. Alla ricerca delle regolazioni ottimali di una barca a vela mediante il mesh morphing

    Biancolini, M. E., Viola, I. M. & Ramirez, S., Jun 2014, In : Analisi e Calcolo. 62, p. 12-19 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  51. A performance prediction program for wind-assisted ship propulsion

    Viola, I. M., Sacher, M., Xu, J. & Wang, F., 2014.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  52. Aerodynamics and hydrodynamics CFD simulations of the high performance skiff R3

    Bartesaghi, S. & Viola, I. M., 2014, Dynamics – Engineering Success, 35 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

  53. Sails trim optimisation using CFD and RBF mesh morphing

    Biancolini, M. E., Viola, I. M. & Riotte, M., 2014, In : Computers and Fluids. 93, p. 46-60 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  54. The impact of electricity price forecast accuracy on the optimality of storage revenue

    Dunbar, A., Tagliaferri, F., Viola, I. M. & Harrison, G., 2014. 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  55. 2013
  56. On the uncertainty of CFD in sail aerodynamics

    Viola, I. M., Bot, P. & Riotte, M., 20 Aug 2013, In : International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids. 72, 11, p. 1146-1164 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  57. Upwind sail aerodynamics: A RANS numerical investigation validated with wind tunnel pressure measurements

    Viola, I. M., Bot, P. & Riotte, M., Feb 2013, In : International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow. 39, p. 90-101 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  58. A multi-purpose marine science and technology research vessel for full-scale observations and measurements

    Atlar, M., Aktas, B., Sampson, R., Seo, K. C., Viola, I. M., Fitzsimmons, P. & Fetherstonhaug, C., 2013.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  59. Delayed detached eddy simulation of sailing yacht sails

    Viola, I. M., Bartesaghi, S., Van Renterghem, T. & Ponzini, R., 2013.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  60. On the hydrodynamics of a skiff at different crew positions

    Viola, I. M. & Enlander, J., 2013.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  61. On the use of CFD for the design of yacht hulls

    Viola, I. M., Bartesaghi, S., Della Rosa, S. & Cutolo, S., 2013, In : Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects Part B: International Journal of Small Craft Technology. 155, 2, p. 81-93 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  62. Optimal yacht routing tactics

    Tagliaferri, F., Philpott, A., Viola, I. M. & Flay, R. G. J., 2013.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  63. Recent advances in sailing yacht aerodynamics

    Viola, I. M., 2013, In : Applied Mechanics Reviews. 65, 4, p. 1-12 13 p., 040000.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  64. Sail aerodynamics: on-water pressure measurements on a downwind sail

    Viola, I. M. & Flay, R. G. J., 2013, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers: Transactions. Vol. 120. p. 278 296 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  65. Wind-tunnel pressure measurements on model-scale rigid downwind sails

    Bot, P., Viola, I. M., Flay, R. G. J. & Brett, J. S., 2013.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  66. 2012
  67. Sail aerodynamics: on-water pressure measurements on a downwind sail

    Viola, I. M. & Flay, R. G. J., Dec 2012, In : Journal of Ship Research. 56, 4, p. 197-206 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  68. On the CFD modelling uncertainty of ACC yachts

    Viola, I. M., Flay, R. G. J. & Ponzini, R., 1 Jan 2012, p. 181-192. 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  69. Artificial neural networks wind forecasts for safety at sea and yacht racing tactics

    Tagliaferri, F., Viola, I. M. & Dow, R., 2012.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  70. CFD analysis of the hydrodynamic performance of two candidate America's Cup AC33 hulls

    Viola, I. M., Flay, R. G. J. & Ponzini, R., 2012, In : Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects Part B: International Journal of Small Craft Technology. 154, 1, p. B1-B12 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  71. Feedforward neural networks for very short term wind speed forecasting

    Tagliaferri, F. & Viola, I. M., 2012, p. 85-88. 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  72. 2011
  73. Sail aerodynamics: understanding pressure distributions on upwind sails

    Viola, I. M. & Flay, R. G. J., Nov 2011, In : Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science. 35, 8, p. 1497-1504 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  74. Sail pressures from full-scale, wind-tunnel and numerical investigations

    Viola, I. M. & Flay, R. G. J., Nov 2011, In : Ocean Engineering. 38, 16, p. 1733-1743 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  75. Numerical and experimental fluid dynamics in the modern yacht design process

    Viola, I. M., Bartesaghi, S., Della Rosa, S. & Cutolo, S., 1 Jan 2011, p. 55-65. 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  76. Fluidodinamica numerica applicata all’aerodinamica di imbarcazione a vela

    Viola, I. M., Ponzini, R. & Passoni, G., Jan 2011, In : Analisi e Calcolo. 42, p. 11-16 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  77. A CFD investigation with high-resolution grids of downwind sail aerodynamics

    Viola, I. M. & Ponzini, R., 2011, p. 99-109. 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  78. CFD analysis of the hull resistance of small crafts

    Viola, I. M., Flay, R. G. J. & Ponzini, R., 2011, p. 79-89. 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  79. Chasing the wind: the new state-of-the-art in the America’s Cup design

    Viola, I. M., Flay, R. G. J. & Ponzini, R., 2011, Dynamics – Engineering Success, 3, 3, p. 55-58 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

  80. Upwind sail aerodynamics: A pressure distribution database for the validation of numerical codes

    Viola, I. M., Pilate, J. P. & Flay, R. G. J., 2011, In : Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects Part B: International Journal of Small Craft Technology. 153, 1, p. 47-58 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  81. 2010
  82. Full-scale pressure measurements on a Sparkman and Stephens 24-foot sailing yacht

    Viola, I. M. & Flay, R. G. J., Dec 2010, In : Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics. 98, 12, p. 800-807 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  83. Force and pressure investigation of modern asymmetric spinnakers

    Viola, I. M. & Flay, R. G. J., 1 Jan 2010, In : Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects Part B: International Journal of Small Craft Technology. 152, 1, p. 51-53 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

  84. Pressure distributions on modern asymmetric spinnakers

    Viola, I. M. & Flay, R. G. J., 1 Jan 2010, In : Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects Part B: International Journal of Small Craft Technology. 152, 1, p. 41-48 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  85. Pressure measurements on full-scale and model-scale upwind sails

    Viola, I. M., Gauvain, E. & Flay, R. G. J., 1 Jan 2010, p. 603-606. 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  86. Analysis of aerodynamic indices for racing sailing yachts: a computational study and benchmark on up to 128 CPUs

    Viola, I. M., Ponzini, R., Rocchi, D. & Fossati, F., 2010, Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics 2008. Springer-Verlag GmbH, Vol. 74 LNCSE. p. 61-70 10 p. (Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering; vol. 74).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  87. Hydrodynamic analysis of America’s Cup yacht hulls using CFD

    Viola, I. M., Flay, R. G. J. & Ponzini, R., 2010, p. 587-590. 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  88. Modellazione al computer di barche a vela da competizione

    Viola, I. M. & Ponzini, R., 2010, In : Mondo Digitale. 9, 3, p. 55-63 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  89. On-water pressure measurements on a modern asymmetric spinnaker

    Viola, I. M. & Flay, R. G. J., 2010.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  90. Sail aerodynamics: full-scale pressure measurements on a 24-feet sailing yacht

    Viola, I. M. & Flay, R. G. J., 2010, p. 181-189. 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  91. 2009
  92. Downwind sail aerodynamics: A CFD investigation with high grid resolution

    Viola, I. M., Sep 2009, In : Ocean Engineering. 36, 12-13, p. 974-984 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  93. Design and optimization of a fin stabilizer using CFD codes and optimization algorithms

    Della Rosa, S., Maceri, S., Viola, I. M. & Bartesaghi, S., 2009.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  94. Force and pressure investigation of modern asymmetric spinnakers

    Viola, I. M. & Flay, R. G. J., 2009, In : Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects Part B: International Journal of Small Craft Technology. 151, 2, p. 31-40 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  95. One billion cells: yes we can

    Viola, I. M. & Ponzini, R., 2009, Nautech, 11, p. 64-70 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

  96. Sailing past a billion

    Viola, I. M. & Ponzini, R., 2009, Ansys Advantage, 3, 2, p. 47-48 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

  97. 2008
  98. Analysis of aerodynamic indices for racing sailing yachts: a computational study and benchmark on up to 128 CPU

    Viola, I. M., Ponzini, R., Rocchi, D. & Fossati, F., 2008.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  99. Downwind sails aerodynamic analysis

    Viola, I. M. & Fossati, F., 2008.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  100. Studio numerico e sperimentale dell’aerodinamica dell’imbarcazione in andatura di bolina

    Fossati, F., Martina, F., Muggiasca, S. & Viola, I. M., 2008.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  101. Wind tunnel and CFD investigation of unconventional rigs

    Fossati, F., Muggiasca, S., Martina, F., Nazareth, A., Vallicelli, A. & Viola, I. M., 2008, p. 91-100. 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  102. 2007
  103. CFD analysis for the ballast projection on high speed trains

    Cheli, F., Viola, I. M., Rocchi, D. & Ripamonti, F., 2007.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  104. I nuovi piani velici della 32a Coppa America

    Viola, I. M., 2007, Mondobarca, 5, p. 120-125 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

  105. 2006
  106. An investigation of aerodynamic force modelling for IMS rule using wind tunnel techniques

    Fossati, F., Muggiasca, S. & Viola, I. M., 2006, p. 49-90. 41 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  107. Caratterizzazione dell’aerodinamica di imbarcazioni a vela con prove in galleria del vento

    Fossati, F., Muggiasca, S., Vallicelli, A. & Viola, I. M., 2006.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  108. Lo studio di piani velici mediante prove in galleria del vento

    Viola, I. M., Muggiasca, S. & Fossati, F., 2006, Nautech, 1, p. 112-118 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

  109. Wind tunnel techniques for investigation and optimization of sailing yachts aerodynamics

    Fossati, F., Muggiasca, S. & Viola, I. M., 2006, p. 105-113. 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  110. 2005
  111. Analisi delle caratteristiche del flusso per prove di imbarcazioni a vela in galleria del vento su modello in scala

    Zasso, A., Fossati, F., Viola, I. M. & Catena, P., 2005, Ingegneria del vento in Italia: Atti dell’VIII Convegno Nazionale di Ingegneria del Vento IN–VENTO–2004 (Reggio Calabria, 21–23 giugno 2004). Augusti, G. (ed.). Aracne, p. 563-572

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  112. La ricerca scientifica nella nautica

    Viola, I. M. & Fossati, F., 2005, Nautech, 4, p. 106-110 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

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