Coordinatore del Gruppo
Adolfo Senatore - Professore ordinario di sistemi per l'energia e l'ambiente (ING-IND/09)
Settore ERC del Gruppo
PE8_5 - Fluid mechanics, PE8_6 - Sistemi energetici (produzione, distribuzione, applicazione)
Componenti del Gruppo
Buono Dario, assegnista
Frosina Emma, RTDa
Luca Romagnuolo, Dottorando 33° ciclo
Gianluca Marinaro, Dottorando 33° ciclo
Componenti esterni all'Ateneo
Full prof. Kim A. Stelson (University of Minnesota)
Full prof. Monika Ivantysynova (Purdue University)
Associate prof. Andrea Vacca (Purdue University)
Assistent prof. Feng Wang (Zhejiang University)

The “Fluid Power Research Group – FPRG” is one of groups belonging to the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Naples Federico II. The group works on the optimization and design of new components in the hydraulic field. It has been founded by the Full Professor Adolfo Senatore and includes Students, PhD Students, Post-Docs and foreign collaborators. The headquarters of the FPRG is in Naples, Via Claudio 21 – 80125, Italy.

The Group has research collaborations with important national and international Industrial Partners and Universities, like University of Minnesota, Purdue University, Zhejiang University, Duplomatic Oleodinamica SpA, Continental Hydraulic Inc., Ferrari SpA, Casappa, Lombardini Kohler Group SpA, Aprilia Racing, Abete Srl, Protom, CNR – Istituto Motori, FCA, Mathers Hydraulics and others. The team is also involved in national and international projects funded by public institutions (Italy and Europe) and private companies. The FPRG in 2016 has won, with others partners, a European project in Horizon 2020 for the design on an innovative lubrication system for Rolls Royce. From 2016, the Group is officially part of the Global Fluid Power Society (GFPS - as one of the Academic Institutions.

The research group has a long experience in the fluid power field working both with modelling and experimental techniques. Experimentation is mostly on pumps and valves for the engines’ hydraulic systems. However, thanks to the collaboration with Tecno Fluid Service (one on the team’s partners), the team is able to tests also high displacement pumps. The Group has developed several innovative modeling techniques using mono-dimensional three-dimensional CFD approaches.

More than forty scientific papers have been written over the last three years, mostly on international journals.