1) Fluids and porous materials interractions

  • Multiscale analysis of heat, mass, biological, chemical and poromechanical behavior of porous materials
  • Damage mechanisms
  • Food processing
  • Up-scaling material models for urban microclimate analysis (vegetation, trees) 

2) Urban microclimate

  • Multiscale models of urban heat island, micro and local climate and comfort
  • Urban microclimate and building energy
  • Urban microclimate and climate change     

3) Granular media

  • DEM modeling of stick slip of granular media for dynamic earthquake triggering
  • DEM modeling of instabilities of wet granular media
  • Active and passive acoustic probing