Dr. Luca Maddalena

Prof. Luca Maddalena

The groupís interest is in the area of experimental gasdynamics. The research is focused on two main areas: (1) Fundamental investigations of injection, mixing and combustion in high-speed flows, and their application to hypersonic air-breathing propulsion; (2) Hypersonic aerothermodynamics, Thermal Protection Systems (TPS) and efficient thermal management strategies for hypersonic vehicles.Our work is primarily experimental, but it is supported by numerical and analytical studies, which serve as a guide for the experimental activity and constitute the basis for the interpretation and modeling of the resulting flow-physics.

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