Professor Ivan Marusic

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  • Building: Mechanical Engineering
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Aerodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Turbulent Flows

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Ivan Marusic is an ARC Laureate Fellow and a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Melbourne. He received his PhD in 1992 and BE (Hons) Mech in 1987 from the University of Melbourne. His research is primarily in experimental and theoretical studies of turbulence at high Reynolds numbers. This includes studies in atmospheric surface layer flows and aquatic ecosystems. Prior to returning to Melbourne in 2007 as an ARC Federation Fellow he was a faculty member at the University of Minnesota, where he was a recipient of an NSF Career Award and a Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and the American Physical Society, an Associate Editor of the Journal of Fluid Mechanics and the Journal of Hydraulic Research. 

Recent publications

  1. Zimmerman S, Philip J, Monty J, Talamelli A, Marusic I, Ganapathisubramani B, Hearst RJ, Bellani G, Baidya R, Samie M, Zheng X, Dogan E, Mascotelli L, Klewicki J. A comparative study of the velocity and vorticity structure in pipes and boundary layers at friction Reynolds numbers up to 10(4). JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS. Cambridge University Press. 2019, Vol. 869. DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2019.182
  2. Marusic I, Monty J. Attached Eddy Model of Wall Turbulence. ANNUAL REVIEW OF FLUID MECHANICS, VOL 51. Annual Reviews. 2019, Vol. 51. Editors: Davis SH, Moin P. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-fluid-010518-040427
  3. Madhusudanan A, Illingworth S, Marusic I. Coherent large-scale structures from the linearized Navier-Stokes equations. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS. Cambridge University Press. 2019, Vol. 873. DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2019.391
  4. Bharadwaz Vadarevu S, Symon S, Illingworth S, Marusic I. Coherent structures in the linearized impulse response of turbulent channel flow. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS. Cambridge University Press. 2019, Vol. 863. DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2019.15
  5. Cameron SM, Nikora V, Marusic I. Drag forces on a bed particle in open-channel flow: effects of pressure spatial fluctuations and very-large-scale motions. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS. Cambridge University Press. 2019, Vol. 863. DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2018.1003
  6. Nikora V, Stoesser T, Cameron SM, Stewart M, Papadopoulos K, Ouro P, McSherry R, Zampiron A, Marusic I, Falconer RA. Friction factor decomposition for rough-wall flows: theoretical background and application to open-channel flows. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS. Cambridge University Press. 2019, Vol. 872. DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2019.344
  7. Stewart MT, Cameron SM, Nikora VI, Zampiron A, Marusic I. Hydraulic resistance in open-channel flows over self-affine rough beds. JOURNAL OF HYDRAULIC RESEARCH. International Association of Hydraulic Research. 2019, Vol. 57, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1080/00221686.2018.1473296
  8. Li M, De Silva C, Rouhi A, Baidya R, Chung D, Marusic I, Hutchins N. Recovery of wall-shear stress to equilibrium flow conditions after a rough-to-smooth step change in turbulent boundary layers. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS. Cambridge University Press. 2019, Vol. 872. DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2019.351
  9. Baidya R, Baars W, Zimmerman S, Samie M, Hearst RJ, Dogan E, Mascotelli L, Zheng X, Bellani G, Talamelli A, Ganapathisubramani B, Hutchins N, Marusic I, Klewickil J, Monty J. Simultaneous skin friction and velocity measurements in high Reynolds number pipe and boundary layer flows. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS. Cambridge University Press. 2019, Vol. 871. DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2019.303
  10. Baidya R, Philip J, Hutchins N, Monty J, Marusic I. Spatial averaging effects on the streamwise and wall-normal velocity measurements in a wall-bounded turbulence using a cross-wire probe. MEASUREMENT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. IOP Publishing. 2019, Vol. 30, Issue 8. DOI: 10.1088/1361-6501/ab2587
  11. Ge M-W, Yang XIA, Marusic I. Velocity probability distribution scaling in wall-bounded flows at high Reynolds numbers. PHYSICAL REVIEW FLUIDS. American Physical Society. 2019, Vol. 4, Issue 3. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevFluids.4.034101
  12. Krug D, Baars W, Hutchins N, Marusic I. Vertical Coherence of Turbulence in the Atmospheric Surface Layer: Connecting the Hypotheses of Townsend and Davenport. BOUNDARY-LAYER METEOROLOGY. Springer Verlag. 2019, Vol. 172, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1007/s10546-019-00445-4
  13. Akbaridoust F, Philip J, Marusic I. Assessment of a miniature four-roll mill and a cross-slot microchannel for high-strain-rate stagnation point flows. MEASUREMENT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. IOP Publishing. 2018, Vol. 29, Issue 4. DOI: 10.1088/1361-6501/aaacf3
  14. Chin RC, Monty J, Chong M, Marusic I. Conditionally averaged flow topology about a critical point pair in the skin friction field of pipe flows using direct numerical simulations. PHYSICAL REVIEW FLUIDS. American Physical Society. 2018, Vol. 3, Issue 11. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevFluids.3.114607
  15. Szydzik C, Brazilek RJ, Khoshmanesh K, Akbaridoust F, Knoerzer M, Thurgood P, Muir I, Marusic I, Nandurkar H, Mitchell A, Nesbitt WS. Elastomeric microvalve geometry affects haemocompatibility. LAB ON A CHIP. Royal Society of Chemistry. 2018, Vol. 18, Issue 12. DOI: 10.1039/c7lc01320e

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