Daniela Tordella
















Professor of Fluid Dynamics

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino, Italy

daniela.tordella_at_polito.it,  Phone: (39) 011 090 6812, Fax: (39) 011 090 6899


I am a fluid dynamicist with active research efforts in the areas of hydrodynamic stability, turbulence and extreme flow compressibility, with application also to astrophysics. In my research, I use a combination of theoretical fluid dynamics, numerical modeling, and analysis of laboratory observations. I personally trust in the interdisciplinary approach. By crossing traditional boundaries between disciplines, I believe that new knowledge and interpretation of phenomena, today known in part only, can emerge.

Here is my CV and the homepage of my research group PHILOFLUID.


For Recent Papers, see below. For a more complete list see here and the cv



    Parametric perturbative study of the supercritical cross-flow boundary layer, by F De Santi S Scarsoglio WO Criminale D Tordella, Editorial reference: HFF_HFF-D-14-00137, to be published in: International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow
    L Gallana, S Di Savino, F De Santi, M Iovieno, D Tordella, Energy and water vapor transport across a simplified cloud - clear air interface, 2014, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser., vol. 547, n. 012042, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/547/1/012042
    D. Tordella, S. Di Savino, L. Sitzia, Large fluctuations of the nonlinearities in isotropic turbulence. Anisotropic filtering analysis, Physica D-Nonlinear Phenomena 284, 16-26, (2014)
    M. Belan, D. Tordella, S. De Ponte, A. Mignone, S. Massaglia, Hypersonic jets in astrophysical conditions: focus on spreading and asymmetric stability properties, New Journal of Physics 16(8), 085002-085015, (2014)
    M. Iovieno, S. Di Savino, L. Gallana, D. Tordella, Mixing of a passive scalar across a thin shearless layer: Concentration of intermittency on the sides of the turbulent interface, Journal of Turbulence 15(5), 311-334, (2014)
    M. Belan, S. Massaglia, D. Tordella, The hydrodynamics of astrophysical jets: scaled experiments and numerical simulations, Astronomy & Astrophysics 554, A99, (2013) 
    P. Bailey, A. Abbà, D. Tordella, Pressure and kinetic energy transport across the cavity mouth in resonating cavities, Physical Review E 87, 013013, (2013) 
    D. Tordella, M. Iovieno, S. Massaglia, A. Mignone, Large-eddy simulation of hypersonic flows. Selective procedure to activate the sub-grid model wherever small scale turbulence is present, Computer Physics Communications 184(12), 2651-2661, (2013)


Review Activity

Proceedings of the Royal Society Series A, New Journal of Physics, Physical Review Letters,  Physical Review E,  Physics of Fluids, Journal of Computational Physics,  Journal of Fluid Mechanics,  Physics Letters A, Journal of Zhejiang University -- Science A, Acta Mechanica,  Computer Physics Communication,  Archive of Applied Mechanics,  Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics,  Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences.


Editorial Activity, see here.

Collaborations and Academic Exchanges, see here.


Recent Talks

    • Turbulent transport across an interface between dry and humid air in a stratified environment, 67th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, San Francisco, November 23-25, 2014.
    • Survival distribution of the stretching and tilting of vortical structures in isotropic turbulence. Anisotropic filtering analysis, International Workshop on Small Scale Turbulence, Robert Antonia 70th birthday, Rouen, France, 3-5 July 2013.
    • June 19th, 2012, speaker at the VentureFest 2012, Saïd Bussiness School, University of Oxford. To see the two talks, click on Electron Guns for Detecting Space Objects and Movement [pdf] and Turbulence Mixing and the Study of Clouds (pdf)