I have participated in several experimental campaigns including sectional model tests and boundary layer wind tunnel tests for both fundamental research and project-oriented works in the Aerodynamic Wind Tunnel (TUVA) at the University of A Coruña, the Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel (TUCLA) at the University of A Coruña, and the Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory (BLWTL) at the Univerity of Western Ontario. Here you can find a summary of my research activity in the experimental field:
Sectional model wind tunnel tests
Validation of CFD simulations and the quasi-steady theory performance for their application in the development of aero-structural optimization frameworks for long-span bridges:
Research studies on the aerodynamic and aeroelastic responses of bridge decks:
Aerodynamic and aeroelastic studies of real bridges:
Experimental and computational studies of solar trackers under vortex shedding, torsional divergence, and flutter:
Full model wind tunnel tests
Developed a friendly UX software platform for the automatic design of reduced-scale models for wind tunnel testing to be used in the framework of industrial collaborations:
Developed a novel approach to increase the accuracy of reduced-scale full aeroelastic models used in boundary layer wind tunnel tests by using optimization algorithms:
Optimized the design of a reduced-scale full model of a concrete wind mill tower to study possible vortex-induced vibrations in the Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel (TUCLA) at the University of A Coruña:
Cid Montoya M, Bai H, Ye M (2023). Shaping bridge decks for VIV mitigation: A wind tunnel data-driven adaptive surrogate-based optimization method. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 242:105568.
Nieto F, Cid Montoya M, Hernández S, Kusano I, Casteleiro A, Álvarez AJ, Jurado JÁ (2020) Aerodynamic and aeroelastic responses of short-gap twin-box decks: box geometry and gap distance surrogate based design. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 201:104147.
Quintela J, Jurado JA, Rapela C, Álvarez A J, Roca M, Hernández S, Cid Montoya M, López JM, Ruiz AJ, Moreno I, and Jiménez S (2020) Experimental and computational studies on the performance of solar trackers under vortex shedding, torsional divergence, and flutter. International Journal of Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements Engineering, 8(4):387-404.
DOI: 10.2495/CMEM-V8-N4-387-404 [Open Access]
Cid Montoya M, Nieto F, Hernández S, Kusano I, Álvarez A J and Jurado J Á (2018) CFD-based aeroelastic characterization of streamlined bridge deck cross-sections subject to shape modifications using surrogate models. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 177:405-428.
Cid Montoya M, Nieto F, Álvarez A J, Hernández S, Jurado J Á and Sánchez R (2018) Numerical simulations of the aerodynamic response of circular segments with different corner angles by means of 2D URANS. Impact of turbulence modeling approaches. Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics, 12(1):750-779.
DOI: 10.1080/19942060.2018.1520741 [Open Access]
Cid Montoya M, King J P C, Kong L, Nieto F and Hernández S (2017) A method for improving the dynamic response of full bridge reduced-scale models in aeroelastic wind tunnel test by using optimization algorithms. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 167:198-216.
Cid Montoya M, Hernández S, Lopez C, Alvarez A, Romera L, Jurado J A (2019) Structural optimization of a reduced-scale model of a wind mill tower for wind tunnel testing. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 27, Springer, Cham,
Nieto F, Casteleiro A, Cid Montoya M, Hernández S, Kusano I, Jurado JA, Fontán A, Alvarez JA, Rapela C (2019) “Surrogate-based characterization of the aerodynamic response of twin-box decks considering changes in the box geometry and gap distance” The 15 th Int. Conference on Wind Engineering 2019, September 1-6, Beijing, China.
Nieto F, Cid Montoya M, Fontán A, Hernández S, Rapela C, Álvarez A, Jurado J, Casteleiro A, and Garcia V. (2018) “Wind tunnel study on the effect of the gap width in the aerodynamic and aeroelastic responses of twin-box decks” AFM2018: 12th Int Conference on Advances in Fluid Mechanics. 10 – 12 July, 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Cid Montoya M, Nieto F, Kusano I, Álvarez, A. and Hernández S (2017) “Application of surrogate models in the characterization of the aerodynamic response of streamlined bridge decks” EACWE 2017. The 7th European-African Conference on Wind Engineering. 4 -7 July, Liege, Belgium.
Cid Montoya M, Hernández S, Nieto F, King J P C and Kong L (2016) “A user friendly software for the design of full bridge reduced models in wind tunnel testing” AFM2016: 11th International Conference on Advances in Fluid Mechanics. 5-7 September, Ancona, Italy. Invited presentation.
Nieto F, Cid Montoya M, Álvarez A, Hernández S, and Jurado J Á (2016) “Numerical simulations of the aerodynamic response of 2D circular segments by means of URANS” AFM2016: 11th International Conference on Advances in Fluid Mechanics. 5-7 September, Ancona, Italy. Invited presentation.
Jurado J Á, Hernández S, Cid M, Álvarez, A. and Nieto F (2016) “Aeroelastic analyses of the deck widening of the Rande cable-stayed Bridge in Vigo (Spain)” BBAA VIII: 8th International Colloquium on Bluff Body Aerodynamics and Applications. 7-11 June, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Jurado J Á, Sánchez R, Cid M, Hernández S and Nieto F (2015) “Wind tunnel tests of bridge deck sectional models with semicircular profile” ICWE14: 14th Int. Conference on Wind Eng. 21-26 June 2015, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Cid Montoya, M., King, J. P. C., Kong, L., Nieto, F. and Hernández, S., 2016. MODESTO. Model Design Tool. User’s manual. UDC. Funded by Fundación Barrié de la Maza.
Hernández, S., Jurado, J. Á., Cid, M., Fernández, O. and Álvarez, A., 2015. Ensayos aerodinámicos y aeroelásticos de un modelo seccional del futuro tablero del Puente de Rande. UDC. Funded by Dragados, Puentes y Calzadas Infraestructuras, UTE Rande
Hernández, S., Cid Montoya, M., López, C., Álvarez, A., and Jurado, J. Á., 2017. Ensayos aeroelásticos de túnel de viento de capa límite de torres de aerogeneradores. UDC. Funded by ACCIONA Windpower.
Patents and software registration
National Spanish registration no. 03/2018/532: MODESTO. Model Design Tool v1.0. Authors: Miguel Cid Montoya, Félix Nieto, Santiago Hernández (University of A Coruña). March 20 th , 2018.
International research short visits and meetings
2018. Research visit (2 days) to Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Collaboration related to IABSE Task Group 3.1.
2017. Attendance at the opening ceremony of the Wind Tunnel of Eindhoven University, Netherlands.
2017. Research visit (3 days) to Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Collaboration related to IABSE Task Group 3.1.