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Il corso di Propulsione Aerospaziale 2020 sarà svolto come da indicazioni fornite dalla Facoltà. Esiste un Google Classroom del corso su cui troverete tutte le informazioni necessarie. Il materiale del corso verrà caricato sulla Classroom ma è anche disponibile e facilmente reperibile sulla piattaforma moodle e-learning



Dear students, the Combustion course can now be followed online on Google Classroom. Please use your university email to log into Google Classroom and look for the course Combustion2020. On Google Classroom you will find videos of each lecture. I will upload each video following the official timetable.

To download course notes, use the Moodle link on the right.

Insegnamento Codice Anno Corso - Frequentare Bacheca
COMBUSTION 1041538 2022/2023
COMBUSTION 1041538 2022/2023
COMBUSTION 1041538 2021/2022
COMBUSTION 1041538 2020/2021
COMBUSTION 1041538 2020/2021
SOLID ROCKET MOTORS 1044027 2019/2020
COMBUSTION 1041538 2019/2020
COMBUSTION 1041538 2019/2020
COMBUSTION 1041538 2018/2019
SOLID ROCKET MOTORS 1044027 2018/2019
COMBUSTION 1041538 2018/2019
COMBUSTION 1041538 2017/2018
SOLID ROCKET MOTORS 1044027 2017/2018
COMBUSTION 1041538 2017/2018
SOLID ROCKET MOTORS 1044027 2016/2017
COMBUSTION 1041538 2016/2017

Tutti i giorni.

Francesco Creta
Dept. of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
University of Rome La Sapienza
Via Eudossiana 18, 00184 Rome, Italy

Current Position: 2011- Associate Professor of Aerospace Propulsion

Ph.D. In Aerospace Engineering School of Aerospace Engineering University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy.
M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy.

Past Positions:
2010-2011 Assistant Professor , Dept. of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy.
2008-2010 Research Associate at Mechanical Science and Engineering Dept., University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, IL, USA.
2004-2008 Postoctoral Research fellow, Dept. of Mechanics and Aeronautics, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy.

Research Activities:
Turbulent Combustion: Propagation of premixed turbulent flames. Effect of intrinsic instability on premixed flame propagation using DNS,
hybrid level-set methods, weakly nonlinear models.
Supercritical Combustion: Direct numerical simulation (DNS) of turbulent mixing at supercritical pressures. Supercritical non-premixed flame structures.
Kinetic model reduction: Development of the Computational Singular Perturbation method. Automatic generation of skeletal mechanisms
from complex hydrocarbon mechanisms. Geometrical methods in reaction mechanism reduction.
Other Topics: Multiphase flows in solid rocket motors. Laminar mixing.

Courses taught: Combustion , Solid Rocket Motors , Aeronautical Engines , Aerospace Propulsion

International/National Collaborations:
ESA European Space Agency; ASI Agenzia Spaziale Italiana. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, IL, USA ; SANDIA Nat. Labs,
Livermore CA, USA ; KAUST King Abdullah Univ. of Sci. and Tech., Saudi Arabia ; ENEA Casaccia Italy ; Avio Group Italy ; CIRA Capua Italy,
UniBw Munich, Germany; RWTH Aachen University.

Industrial Activity:
F. Creta is involved in industrial activities aimed at the design of a Methane/Oxygen upper stage rocket motor for the Vega-E launcher and
actively collaborates with ESA, ASI, AVIO and CIRA on such topics.

Publications/Awards/Reviewing Activity:
In 2017 Francesco Creta received the qualification of Full Professor by the Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of the University and
Research Systems (ANVUR) BANDO D.D. 1532/2016.
Francesco Creta has served on the scientific commiettee of the Joint Meeting of the German and Italian Sections of the Combustion Institute
and on the 40th Meeting of the Italian section of the Combustion Institute. He has been awarded the Distinguished Paper on Laminar Flames
award at the 33rd International Symposium on Combustion. He is a reviewer for more that 10 International Journals such as the J. of Fluid
Mechanics, Combustion and Flame, Combustion Theory and Modelling, Physica D, Physics letters A, etc. His Hirsh index (H.index) is 17
Francesco Creta has authored and coauthored over 40 International peer-reviewed journal articles and over 30 international conference papers.

Selected Publications:

Lapenna, P.E., Ciottoli, P.P., Creta, F. Unsteady Non-Premixed Methane/Oxygen Flame Structures at Supercritical Pressures (2017) Combustion Science and Technology, 189 (12), pp. 2056-2082.

Lapenna, P.E., Creta, F. Mixing under transcritical conditions: An a-priori study using direct numerical simulation (2017) Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 128, pp.263-278.

Fogla, N., Creta, F., Matalon, M. The turbulent flame speed for low-to-moderate turbulence intensities: Hydrodynamic theory vs. experiments (2017) Combustion and Flame, 175, pp. 155-169.

Creta, F., Lamioni, R., Lapenna, P.E., Troiani, G. Interplay of Darrieus-Landau instability and weak turbulence in premixed flame propagation (2016) Physical Review E, 94 (5), art. no. 053102, .

Fogla, N., Creta, F., Matalon, M. Effect of folds and pockets on the topology and propagation of premixed turbulent flames (2015) Combustion and Flame, 162 (7), pp. 2758-2777.

Troiani, G., Creta, F., Matalon, M. Experimental investigation of Darrieus-Landau instability effects on turbulent premixed flames (2015) Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 35 (2), pp. 1451-1459.

Creta, F., Matalon, M. Propagation of wrinkled turbulent flames in the context of hydrodynamic theory (2011) Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 680, pp. 225-264.

Creta, F., Fogla, N., Matalon, M. Turbulent propagation of premixed flames in the presence of Darrieus-Landau instability (2011) Combustion Theory and Modelling, 15 (2), pp. 267-298.

Creta, F., Matalon, M. Strain rate effects on the nonlinear development of hydrodynamically unstable flames (2011) Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 33(1), pp. 1087-1094. Recipient of the Distinguished Paper Award, Laminar Flames Colloqium, 33rd International Symposium on Combustion (2010) Beijing, China.

Valorani, M., Creta, F., Goussis, D.A., Lee, J.C., Najm, H.N. An automatic procedure for the simplification of chemical kinetic mechanisms based on CSP (2006) Combustion and Flame, 146 (1-2), pp. 29-51.