Coordinatore del Gruppo
Fabio Bozza - Professore di macchine a fluido (ING-IND/08)
Settore ERC del Gruppo
PE8_5, PE7_3
Componenti del Gruppo
Vincenzo De Bellis - Ricercatore a Tempo Determinato di Tipo B
Luigi Teodosio - Post-Doc Student
Enrica Malfi - Ph.D. Student
Componenti esterni all'Ateneo
ing. Daniela Siano - CNR-Istituto Motori
ing. Daniela Tufano - R&D CFD
ing. Stefano Fontanesi - Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia

Il gruppo, attivo sin dal 2011, ha prodotto più di 70 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 (DII, 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 Eng. Vincenzo De Bellis) 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
  • IFPen (Parigi, Francia) on 1D combustion and combustion modelling in pre-chamber engines
  • FEV GmbH (Aachen, Germany) on 1D combustion and turbocharger modeling
  • Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia (Italy) on 3D knock and turbulence simulation
  • Wartsila (Trieste, Italy) on Modeling of Hydrocarbon Emission of Large Gas Engines