Marica Pelanti

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Research Interests

Computational Fluid Dynamics, Multiphase Compressible Flows, Finite Volume Schemes

My current research activities are mainly dedicated to the development of computational models for multiphase compressible flows, and it focuses on simulation methods for liquid-vapor flows with transfer processes. In particular, I am interested in the modelling of cavitating flows for various industrial applications.

Research Projects

  • Leader of the 2-year project (11/2018-10/2020) Numerical modeling of multiphase liquid-vapor-gas flows with cavitation processes. Funded by DGA.

  • Leader of the 3-year project (11/2011-10/2014) Full-Mach-number-range numerical simulation of cavitating flows by multiphase compressible flow models. Funded by DGA.


  • M. Pelanti and K.-M. Shyue, A mixture-energy-consistent six-equation two-phase numerical model for fluids with interfaces, cavitation and evaporation waves, J. Comput. Phys., 259, 331-357, 2014.
  • M. Pelanti and K.-M. Shyue, A mixture-energy-consistent numerical approximation of a two-phase flow model for fluids with interfaces and cavitation, in Hyperbolic Problems: Theory, Numerics, Applications, Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on Hyperbolic Problems, pp. 839-846, AIMS, 2014.
  • M. Pelanti and K.-M. Shyue, A Roe-type scheme with low Mach number preconditioning for a two-phase compressible flow model with pressure relaxation, Bull. Braz. Math. Soc., New Series, 47(2), 655-669, 2016. ( Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Hyperbolic Problems, HYP2014.)
  • M. Pelanti, Low Mach number preconditioning techniques for Roe-type and HLLC-type methods for a two-phase compressible flow model. Appl. Math. Comput., 310, 112-133, 2017.
  • M. Pelanti, Wave structure similarity of the HLLC and Roe Riemann solvers: Application to low Mach number preconditioning. SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 40(3), A1836-A1859, 2018.
  • T. Flåtten, M. Pelanti, an K.-M. Shyue, A Numerical Model for Three-Phase Liquid-Vapor-Gas Flows with Relaxation Processes, in Theory, Numerics and Applications of Hyperbolic Problems II, HYP 2016, pp. 423-435, C. Klingenberg, M. Westdickenberg Eds., Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics, vol. 237, 2018.
  • M. Pelanti and K.-M. Shyue, A numerical model for multiphase liquid-vapor-gas flows with interfaces and cavitation, Int. J. Multiphase Flow, 113, 208-230, 2019.

    Doctoral and post-doctoral work