Wilfried Coenen

Wilfried Coenen

Associate Professor

Office: 1.1.F08    Phone: (+34) 91 624 9158    Email: wcoenen @ ing.uc3m.es

ORCID: 0000-0002-2693-6574
Scopus: 36830307600
arXiv: arxiv.org/a/coenen_w_1


Wilfried Coenen is a recently appointed (2020) Professor of Fluid Mechanics at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M). From 2015 to 2019, he worked 4 years a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California San Diego (USA), where he developed part of his professional career by the side of professors Forman Williams, Antonio L. Sánchez and Juan C. Lasheras. Earlier, he worked at UC3M (2011-2015) as a lecturer, and at the Universidad de Jaén (2010-2011) as a researcher. His PhD thesis (2010), directed by Alejandro Sevilla, was carried out at UC3M. During his doctorate, he did short research stays at the University of East-Anglia in Norwich (UK), University of Hawai’i at Manoa (USA), San Diego State University (USA), and University of California San Diego (USA). He owns a Master of Science degree in Applied Physics from the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (2005).

Research interests

Wilfried Coenen has made contributions in two main fields of research. On one hand, he has focused on the hydrodynamic stability of jets and buoyant reactive flows, applying analytical and computational techniques to characterize the different instability mechanisms prevalent in these flows. As an example of application, he has explained and quantified the typical flickering and puffing dynamics of a diffusion flame as a self-sustained oscillation resulting from a global instability of the flow. On the other hand, more recently he has been interested in biomedical flows in the human central nervous system, in particular the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the spinal canal and cerebral ventricular system. Here, the main goal is to combine mathematical models with patient-specific MRI measurements to give individualized quantitative flow predictions. This approach can be used to optimize intrathecal drug delivery protocols, or to study certain disorders in which cerebrospinal fluid flow plays an important role, such as normal pressure hydrocephalus or syringomyelia.

Journal Publications

  1. J. Alaminos-Quesada, C. Gutiérrez-Montes, W. Coenen, A.L. Sánchez
    Effects of buoyancy on the dispersion of drugs released intrathecally in the spinal canal
    Journal of Fluid Mechanics 985 A20 (2024)
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2024.297
  2. D. Gómez-Lendinez, W. Coenen, A. Sevilla
    Direct numerical simulation of the global transition in laminar low-density axisymmetric jets
    International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 229 125651 (2024)
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2024.125651
  3. A. Barcenas-Luque, W. Coenen, C. Gutiérrez-Montes, C. Martinez-Bazan
    Floquet stability analysis of a two-layer oscillatory flow near a flexible wall
    Journal of Fluid Mechanics 978 A24 (2023)
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2023.1026
  4. G. Nozaleda, J. Alaminos-Quesada, W. Coenen, V. Haughton, A.L. Sánchez
    An analytic model for the flow induced in syringomyelia cysts
    Journal of Fluid Mechanics 978 A22 (2023)
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2023.1018
  5. J. Alaminos-Quesada, C. Gutiérrez-Montes, W. Coenen, A.L. Sánchez
    Stationary flow driven by non-sinusoidal time-periodic pressure gradients in wavy-walled channels
    Applied Mathematical Modelling 122 693--705 (2023)
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apm.2023.06.013
  6. F. Moral-Pulido, J.I. Jiménez-González, C. Gutiérrez-Montes, W. Coenen, A.L. Sánchez & C. Martínez-Bazán
    In vitro characterization of solute transport in the spinal canal
    Physics of Fluids 35, 051905 (2023)
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0150158
  7. J. Alaminos-Quesada, J.J. Lawrence, W. Coenen & A.L. Sánchez
    Oscillating viscous flow past a streamwise linear array of circular cylinders
    Journal of Fluid Mechanics 959 A39 (2023)
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2023.178
  8. C. Gutiérrez-Montes, W. Coenen, M. Vidorreta. S. Sincomb, C. Martínez-Bazán, A.L. Sánchez & V. Haughton
    Effect of Normal Breathing on the Movement of CSF in the Spinal Subarachnoid Space
    American Journal of Neuroradiology 44 (9) 1369-1374 (2022)
    doi: https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A7603
  9. J. Alaminos-Quesada, W. Coenen, C. Gutierrez-Montes, & A.L. Sánchez
    Buoyancy-modulated Lagrangian drift in wavy-walled vertical channels as a model problem to understand drug dispersion in the spinal canal
    Journal of Fluid Mechanics 949 A48 (2022)
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2022.799
  10. S. Sincomb, W. Coenen, C. Gutierrez-Montes, C. Martínez-Bazán, V. Haughton & A.L. Sánchez
    A one-dimensional model for the pulsating flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the spinal canal
    Journal of Fluid Mechanics 939 A26 (2022)
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2022.215
  11. S. Ramanarayanan, W. Coenen, & A.L. Sánchez
    Viscoacoustic squeeze-film force on a rigid disk undergoing small axial oscillations
    Journal of Fluid Mechanics 933 A15 (2022)
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2021.1072
  12. S.J. Sincomb, W. Coenen, E. Criado-Hidalgo, K. Wei, K. King, M. Borzage, V. Haughton, A.L. Sánchez & J.C. Lasheras
    Transmantle Pressure Computed from MR Imaging Measurements of Aqueduct Flow and Dimensions
    American Journal of Neuroradiology 42 (10) 1815-1821 (2021)
    doi: https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A7246
  13. W. Coenen, X. Zhang & A.L. Sánchez
    Lubrication analysis of peristaltic motion in non-axisymmetric annular tubes
    Journal of Fluid Mechanics 921 R2 (2021)
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2021.525
  14. W. Coenen, A.L. Sánchez, R. Felez, K. Davis & G. Pawlak
    Residual streaming flows in buoyancy-driven cross-shore exchange
    Journal of Fluid Mechanics 920 A1 (2021)
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2021.293
  15. C. Gutiérrez-Montes, W. Coenen, J.J. Lawrence, C. Martínez-Bazán, A.L. Sánchez & J.C. Lasheras
    Modelling and direct numerical simulation of flow and solute dispersion in the spinal subarachnoid space
    Applied Mathematical Modelling 94 516--533 (2021)
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apm.2021.01.037
  16. J. Carpio, W. Coenen, A.L. Sánchez, E. Oran, F.A. Williams
    Numerical description of axisymmetric blue whirls over liquid-fuel pools
    Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 38 (2) 2041--2048 (2021)
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proci.2020.06.327
  17. R.S.P. Hakes, W. Coenen, A.L. Sánchez, M.J. Gollner & F.A. Williams
    Stability of laminar flames on upper and lower inclined fuel surfaces
    Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 38 (3) 4515-4523 (2021)
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proci.2020.06.302
  18. A. Weiss, P. Rajamanickam, W. Coenen, A.L. Sánchez & F.A. Williams
    A model for the constant-density boundary layer surrounding fire whirls
    Journal of Fluid Mechanics 900 A22-1--23 (2020)
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2020.513
  19. S. Sincomb, W. Coenen, A.L. Sánchez & J.C. Lasheras
    A model for the oscillatory flow in the cerebral aqueduct
    Journal of Fluid Mechanics 899 R1-1--12 (2020)
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2020.463
  20. W. Coenen, C. Gutiérrez-Montes, S. Sincomb, E. Criado-Hidalgo, C. Martínez-Bazán, K. King, V. Haughton, A.L. Sánchez & J.C. Lasheras
    Subject-specific evaluation of CSF bulk flow in the spinal canal: recirculating flow patterns and implications for ITDD drug dispersion
    American Journal of Neuroradiology 40 (7) 1242--1249 (2019)
    doi: https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A6097
  21. W. Coenen, E.J. Kolb, A.L. Sánchez & F.A. Williams
    Observed dependence of characteristics of liquid-pool fires on swirl magnitude
    Combustion and Flame 205 1--6 (2019)
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.combustflame.2019.03.032
  22. J.I. Jiménez-González, C. Manglano-Villamarín & W. Coenen
    The role of geometry on the global instability of wakes behind streamwise rotating axisymmetric bodies
    European Journal of Mechanics B/Fluids 76 205--222 (2019)
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euromechflu.2019.03.003
  23. W. Coenen, P. Rajamanickam, A.D. Weiss, A.L. Sánchez & F.A. Williams
    Swirling flow induced by jets and plumes
    Acta Mechanica 230 2221--2231 (2019)
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00707-019-02382-2
  24. J.J. Lawrence, W. Coenen, A.L. Sánchez, G. Pawlak, C. Martínez-Bazán, V. Haughton & J.C. Lasheras
    On the dispersion of a drug delivered intrathecally in the spinal canal
    Journal of Fluid Mechanics 861 679--720 (2019)
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2018.937
  25. P. Rajamanickam, W. Coenen, A.L. Sánchez & F.A. Williams
    Influences of stoichiometry on steadily propagating triple flames in counterflows
    Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 37 (2) 1971-1977 (2019)
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proci.2018.05.044
  26. D. Moreno-Boza, W. Coenen, J. Carpio, A.L. Sánchez & F.A. Williams
    On the critical conditions for pool-fire puffing
    Combustion and Flame 192 426--438 (2018)
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.combustflame.2018.02.011
  27. A. Weiss, W. Coenen, A.L. Sánchez & F.A. Williams
    The acoustic response of Burke-Schumann counterflow flames
    Combustion and Flame 192 25--34 (2018)
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.combustflame.2018.01.039
  28. A.D. Weiss, W. Coenen & A.L. Sánchez
    Aerodynamics of planar counterflowing jets
    Journal of Fluid Mechanics 821 1-30 (2017)
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2017.192
  29. W. Coenen, X. Garnaud, L. Lesshafft & A. Sevilla
    Global instability of low-density jets
    Journal of Fluid Mechanics 820 187-207 (2017)
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2017.203
    arXiv: https://arxiv.org/abs/1705.03966
  30. P. Rajamanickam, W. Coenen & A.L. Sánchez
    Non-Boussinesq stability analysis of natural-convection gaseous flow on inclined hot plates
    International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 109 949--957 (2017)
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2017.02.010
  31. W. Coenen
    Steady streaming around a cylinder pair
    Proceedings of the Royal Society A 472(2195) 1--16 (2016)
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2016.0522
  32. D. Moreno-Boza, W. Coenen, A. Sevilla, J. Carpio, A.L. Sánchez & A. Liñan
    Diffusion-flame flickering as a hydrodynamic global mode
    Journal of Fluid Mechanics 798 997-1014 (2016)
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2016.358
  33. W. Coenen
    Oscillatory flow about a cylinder pair with unequal radii
    Fluid Dynamics Research 45 055511-1--18 (2013)
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0169-5983/45/5/055511
  34. W. Coenen & A. Sevilla
    The structure of the absolutely unstable regions in the near field of low-density jets
    Journal of Fluid Mechanics 713 123--149 (2012)
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2012.441
  35. W. Coenen, A. Sevilla & A.L. Sánchez
    Viscous stability analysis of jets with discontinuous base profiles
    European Journal of Mechanics B/Fluids 36 128--138 (2012)
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.euromechflu.2012.03.016
  36. W. Coenen & N. Riley
    Oscillatory flow about a cylinder pair
    Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics 62(1) 53--66 (2009)
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/qjmam/hbn024
  37. W. Coenen, A. Sevilla & A.L. Sánchez
    Absolute instability of light jets emerging from circular injector tubes
    Physics of Fluids 20 074104-1--11 (2008)
    doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2952597