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Battistoni Michele

Battistoni Michele

  • Michele Battistoni, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor at the Department of Engineering at the University of Perugia, where he became faculty in November 2006.
  • He has been visiting researcher at the Argonne National Laboratory's Center for Transportation Research (CTR), in Chicago (IL), for two years from 2012 to 2014, and for four months in 2016.
  • His research and teaching interests lie in the areas of energy-thermal-fluid sciences, thermo-fluid dynamics, multiphase flow, CFD modeling, and energy conversion systems, with main applications to propulsion systems, advanced fuels and injection systems, bio-derived and alternative fuel sprays and combustion.
  • He serves as session organizer worldwide for SAE International conferences in the area of fuel injection systems and sprays. http://www.sae.org/
  • He is leader of the "primary atomization" area within the Engine Combustion Network (ECN). https://ecn.sandia.gov/
  • He has been invited to give presentations at several prestigious Universities and Research Institutes, like Argonne (Chicago, IL, USA), Sandia (Livermore, CA, USA), IFP-EN (Paris, France), KAUST (Thuwal, Saudi Arabia) among others.
  • He is lecturer at the Dept. of Engineering where he teaches at undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Prior to joining the University of Perugia, Dr. Michele Battistoni worked 2 years in Fiat Powertrain, in Turin, as a Mechanical Engineer in a team of Engine Design.
  • Dr. Michele Battistoni received his Laurea Degree (M.S.) in Mechanical Engineering, summa cum laude, in 1999, and his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering in 2004, from University of Perugia.
  • He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Physical Society - Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS-DFD) and IInstitute for Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems ILASS.
  • He has published over 70 scientific articles, 24 of which in international journals with referees, 25 in international congresses proceedings with referees, and the remaining presented at international or national conferences or symposia. He has given over 40 scientific presentations in Europe, USA and Japan. H-index: 16 in Google Scholar and 14 in Scopus (as of August 2017). 
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Additional Details

  • Phone
    +39 075 585 3749
  • Role
    Ricercatore - Research fellow
  • Area
    Macchine e sistemi per l'energia e l'ambiente - Environmentally sustainable energy conversion systems
Friday, 11 September 2015 11:24

research focus on fuel and combustion

September 2015, traveling for conferences... Good times, attending

- JSAE Powertrains, Fuels and Lubricants international meeting, in Kyoto, JAPAN, Sept. 1-4, 2015
http://pfl2015.jp/index.html
presenting the paper: Battistoni M., Poggiani C., Som S., "Prediction of the nozzle flow and jet characteristics at start and end of injection: transient behaviors", SAE 2015-01-1850

- ECN4 Engine Combustion Network 4th Workshop, in Kyoto, JAPAN, Sept. 5-6, 2015
http://www.sandia.gov/ecn/workshop/ECN4/ECN4.php
submissions of simulation results to 'Spray G Gasoline Direct-Injection' and 'Non-Reactive Diesel Spray' sessions

- SAE ICE2015 - 12th International Conference on Engines & Vehicles conference, in Capri island, ITALY,  Sept. 13-17, 2015
http://www.sae-na.it/ice2015.asp
chairing 'Fuel Injection and Sprays: Modeling' sessions


Background –  The shape of fuel injection ramps affects spray penetration and mixing process, especially with short multiple injection strategies [1] as generally used in direct ingection engines. It has been shown that after an injection pulse fuel dribbles can be produced, and a significant amount of ambient gas is also ingested in the nozzle sac depending on factors like ambient back pressure, hole sizes, etc. [2,3]. The start of a new injection event is consequently affected by the presence of residual gas in the sac. During the first 100 µs after Start-of-Injection (aSOI) liquid penetration is shorter and evaporation rate is altered [1]. This work reports investigations on diesel spray transients, accounting for internal nozzle flow and needle motion, carried out at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) [8]. LES of end-of-injection and start-of-injection processes have been carried out on a single hole injector, trying to link the phenomena and provide insights in to the physics.
Battistoni-Xue-Som - les4ice abstract spray-transients v42-

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