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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

https://elearning.uniroma1.it/course/view.php?id=7904

 

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.

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

Education:
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.

Teaching
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
(Scopus).
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.

Insegnamento Codice Anno Corso - Frequentare
COMBUSTION 1041538 2021/2022 Ingegneria aeronautica - Aeronautical engineering
PROPULSIONE AEROSPAZIALE 1041488 2021/2022 Ingegneria Aerospaziale
COMBUSTION 1041538 2020/2021 Ingegneria aeronautica - Aeronautical engineering
PROPULSIONE AEROSPAZIALE 1041488 2020/2021 Ingegneria Aerospaziale
COMBUSTION 1041538 2020/2021 Ingegneria spaziale e astronautica - Space and astronautical engineering
COMBUSTION 1041538 2019/2020 Ingegneria aeronautica
SOLID ROCKET MOTORS 1044027 2019/2020 Ingegneria spaziale e astronautica
PROPULSIONE AEROSPAZIALE 1041488 2019/2020 Ingegneria Aerospaziale
COMBUSTION 1041538 2019/2020 Ingegneria spaziale e astronautica
COMBUSTION 1041538 2018/2019 Ingegneria aeronautica
SOLID ROCKET MOTORS 1044027 2018/2019 Ingegneria spaziale e astronautica
PROPULSIONE AEROSPAZIALE 1041488 2018/2019 Ingegneria Aerospaziale
COMBUSTION 1041538 2018/2019 Ingegneria spaziale e astronautica
PROPULSIONE AEROSPAZIALE 1041488 2017/2018 Ingegneria Aerospaziale
SOLID ROCKET MOTORS 1044027 2017/2018 Ingegneria spaziale e astronautica
COMBUSTION 1041538 2017/2018 Ingegneria aeronautica
COMBUSTION 1041538 2017/2018 Ingegneria spaziale e astronautica
COMBUSTION 1041538 2016/2017 Ingegneria aeronautica
SOLID ROCKET MOTORS 1044027 2016/2017 Ingegneria spaziale e astronautica
PROPULSIONE AEROSPAZIALE 1041488 2016/2017 Ingegneria Aerospaziale
Titolo Rivista Anno
Effects of injector lateral confinement on lre wall heat flux characterization: Numerical investigation towards data-driven modeling 2021
Application of wall functions approaches in the contextof LRE combustion chambers simulations 2021
An efficient modeling framework for wall heat flux prediction in rocket combustion chambers using non adiabatic flamelets and wall-functions INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER 2021
Propagation of premixed flames in the presence of Darrieus–Landau and thermal diffusive instabilities COMBUSTION AND FLAME 2020
Pressure-induced hydrodynamic instability in premixed methane-air slot flames COMBUSTION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 2020
Computational singular perturbation method and tangential stretching rate analysis of large scale simulations of reactive flows: feature tracking, time scale characterization, and cause/effect identification. Part 1, basic concepts 2020
Computational singular perturbation method and tangential stretching rate analysis of large scale simulations of reactive flows: feature tracking, time scale characterization, and cause/effect identification. Part 2, analyses of ignition systems, laminar and turbulent flames 2020
Subgrid modeling of intrinsic instabilities in premixed flame propagation PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMBUSTION INSTITUTE 2020
Mitigation of Darrieus-Landau instability effects on turbulent premixed flames PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMBUSTION INSTITUTE 2020
A flamelet-based numerical framework for the simulation of low-to-high mach number flows in lre 2020
Numerical investigation of high pressure CO2-Diluted combustion using a flamelet-based approach COMBUSTION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 2020
The effect of pressure on the hydrodynamic stability limit of premixed flames PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMBUSTION INSTITUTE 2020
Workshop on fundamental understanding and modelling of high pressure turbulent premixed combustion COMBUSTION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 2020
Strain rates, flow patterns and flame surface densities in hydrodynamically unstable, weakly turbulent premixed flames PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMBUSTION INSTITUTE 2019
On the statistics of flame stretch in turbulent premixed jet flames in the thin reaction zone regime at varying Reynolds number PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMBUSTION INSTITUTE 2019
Modeling the equations of state using a flamelet approach in LRE-like conditions ACTA ASTRONAUTICA 2019
Direct numerical simulation of transcritical jets at moderate Reynolds number AIAA JOURNAL 2019
Numerical investigation of confinement effects on a supercritical LOX-methane flame 2019
Low-mach number simulations of transcritical flows 2018
Flame induced flow features in the presence of darrieus-landau instability FLOW TURBULENCE AND COMBUSTION 2018
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