Engine Simulation Team - EST

Coordinatore del Gruppo     Fabio Bozza - Professore di macchine a fluido (ING-IND/08)
Settore ERC del Gruppo     PE8_5, PE7_3
Componenti del Gruppo     Alfredo GimelliRicercatore di macchine a fluido (ING-IND/08)
Vincenzo De Bellis - Ph.D. Assegnista di Ricerca
Massimiliano Muccillo - Ph.D. Assegnista di Ricerca
Luigi Teodosio - Ph.D. Student
Danilo D'Agostino - Ph.D. Student
Componenti esterni all'Ateneo     ing. Daniela Siano - CNR-Istituto Motori
ing. Stefano Fontanesi - Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia

Nel periodo (2011- 2014) il gruppo ha prodotto più di 40 lavori, prevalentemente su rivista internazionale, tutte riportate in UGOV.

Description of the “EST” Research Group

The Engine Simulation Team (EST) is a research group operating at the Industrial Engineering Department - Mechanics and Energetic Section (DII-ME, Via Claudio 21, 80125 Naples) of the University of Naples “Federico II”. EST is composed of permanent personnel (leaded by the Prof. Fabio Bozza) and non-permanent researchers (Ph.D. students and Post-Docs).

The research activity mainly regards the simulation of internal combustion engine and its sub-components, based on 1D and 3D codes. The investigations are focused on up-to-date topics, and are oriented on basic (combustion, turbulence and knock modeling), and applied research (engine calibration, development and optimization), established within many collaborations with national and international Industrial Partners, Universities, and Research Centers. The Team is involved in national and international research projects, funded by public institutions and private companies.

Main EST research expertise:

  • Combustion, turbulence and knock modeling in Spark-Ignition Engines
  • Steady and unsteady turbocharger modeling
  • 1D unsteady flow in intake and exhaust systems
  • noise and vibration analyses of internal combustion engines and sub-components

Main collaborations:

  • CNR – Istituto Motori (Napoli, Italy) on NVH and knock detection activities
  • Ferrari (Maranello, Italy) on 1D combustion and knock modeling
  • Lamborghini (Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy) on 1D combustion and knock modeling
  • FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Pomigliano and Torino, Italy) on 1D combustion modeling
  • AVL List GmbH (Graz, Austria) on 1D combustion and turbocharger modeling
  • FEV GmbH (Aachen, Germany) on 1D combustion and turbocharger modeling
  • Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia (Italy) on 3D knock and turbulence simulation