Experiences and Competences of Prof. Ferruccio PITTALUGA
Ferruccio Pittaluga, full
professor of "Fluid Dynamics of Thermal Machines" since 1986,
started in 1972 his scientific activity, which has been mainly devoted,
up to year 1990, to theoretical modelization and experimental
investigation of complex turbulent flows, such as taking place in
turbomachines, in power plant components, in open atmospheric
Since 1990, his
scientific interest has been almost completely addressed toward
combustion processes' conceptual interpretation, analytical/numerical
modelization and, quite recently, also experimental validation, in the
new "Savona Combustion Laboratory", which he established and is in
Since 1992, he is national representative, in behalf of Italian Ministry of Research, within the Management Committee of the European (EU+EFTA) initiative named COST Action F1, to which 14 nations participate, addressed to "Complex Three-Dimensional Viscous and Turbulent Flows" scientific investigation.
The 3D thermo-fluid-dynamical
and reactive Navies-Stokes solver "NastComb" has been under
autonomous development, within the Group coordinated by him,
along a 12-year period (23 papers published in the last 8 years
closely related to this code).
Since 1974 prof.Pittaluga is member of ASME (the American Society of Mechanical Engineers) and since 1976 is member of AIAA (the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics). Of this latter Society he has been appointed Associate Fellow in 1996, specifically for his scientific achievements in the fields of aero-propulsion and combustion modelling.
Since 1994 he is member
(the European Research Community on Flow Turbulence and Combustion).
Since 1997 he is member of the Combustion Institute, Italian Section.
He is author of 97 scientific papers, most of them with an international