Oriol Colomés Gené

Oriol is currently employed as Assistant Professor in the Offshore Engineering section of the Civil Engineering faculty at TU Delft. He is in charge of the Introduction to Computational Dynamics of Offshore Structures course from the Master in Offshore and Dredging Engineering. He has a degree (BsC/MSc) in Civil Engineering (2011) and a PhD in Civil Engineering (2016) from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. After finishing the PhD he joined Duke University as a post-doctoral researcher (2016-2020). In June 2020 he was appointed as Assistant Professor at TU Delft.


Oriol has worked on the development of efficient Finite Element solvers for several problems, including: turbulent incompressible flows, free-surface flows or visco-elasto-plastic solids subject to large deformations. His current research focuses on the development of efficient and accurate numerical methods for multi-phase, multi-material and multi-physics problems appearing in engineering applications. In particular, he is interested in the simulation of fluid-structure interactions in applications with complex and evolving geometries. This includes the development of numerical methods to solve problems such as:

  • Free-surface flows interacting with structures
  • Interaction of floating bodies and free-surface flows
  • Structures with complex and evolving geometries subject to hydro/aerodynamic loads
  • Vortex-induced vibrations

Key Publications

Colomés, O., Main, A., Nouveau, L. & Scovazzi, G. (2020). A Weighted Shifted Boundary Method for free surface flow problems. Journal of Computational Physics, In Press.

Colomés, O., Scovazzi, G., & Guilleminot, J. (2018). On the robustness of variational multiscale error estimators for the forward propagation of uncertainty. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 342, 384-413. doi.org/10.1016/j.cma.2018.07.041

Zeng, X., Scovazzi, G., Abboud, N., Colomés, O., & Rossi, S. (2017). A dynamic variational multiscale method for viscoelasticity using linear tetrahedral elements. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 112(13), 1951-2003. doi.org/10.1002/nme.5591

Colomés, O., & Badia, S. (2016). Segregated Runge–Kutta methods for the incompressible Navier–Stokes equations. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 105(5), 372-400. doi.org/10.1002/nme.4987

Colomés, O., Badia, S., Codina, R., & Principe, J. (2015). Assessment of variational multiscale models for the large eddy simulation of turbulent incompressible flows. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 285, 32-63. doi.org/10.1016/j.cma.2014.10.041

Oriol Colomés Gené

Assistant Professor

Presence: Mon - Fri

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