Role (in NITROS)
Co-supervisor for the following research subjects:
ESR 5: Wake modelling for rotary wings
ESR 8: Modelling of brown/white-out
From October 1978 to June 1979 he attended the “One Year Post-Graduate Diploma Course” at the Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics of Rhode-Saint-Genese (Belgium), where he received his “with honors” degree and then worked research and teaching activities in the three years 1979-1982, with a scholarship.
From January 1983 to August 1985 he worked professionally at the company Aeronautical Constructions G.Agusta SpA, (Varese, Italy), including development, the development and validation of methods of numerical simulation of the flow field around the rotor and the fuselage of the helicopter.
From September 1985 to May 1990 he worked professionally at the company Ansaldo Components S.p.A., Milan, dealing with the two-phase fluids and modeling of turbulent combustion in power boilers.
From 06.01.1990 he joined as assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering of Politecnico di Milano.
From 30.12.2003 he joined as an associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering of Politecnico di Milano.
Helicopter Aerodynamics: development of numerical methods based on the equations of Euler and Navier-Stokes equations, with the use of multiple grids in overlapping and relative motion between them (Chimera approach), for the analysis of the flow field around a rotor isolated and helicopter rotor / fuselage configurations.
Not perfect fluids: a) analysis and development of explicit and implicit numerical schemes for current hypersonic and reagents; b) development of a new numerical scheme suited to the study of dense gas, governed by complex state equations such as those of van der Waals or Martin-Hou.
Numerical Methods: a) research on the algorithms for the simulation of current non-compressible viscous, with structured grids, unstructured and hybrid, both for stationary problems that non-stationary, with implicit time integration methods based on approximate implicit operator factorization, for current applications in high Mach number; b) development of a method to spectral elements, of high spatial accuracy, for the simulation of the Navier-Stokes equations for incompressible regime
Turbulent combustion: development of models and application of the turbulent combustion simulation methodologies in industrial plants.