Coordinatore del Gruppo
Marcello Manna - Professore di macchine a fluido (ING-IND/08)
Settore ERC del Gruppo
PE8_5, PE7_3, PE8_6
Componenti del Gruppo
Massimo Cardone - Professore di macchine a fluido (ING-IND/08)
Rodolfo Bontempo - Ricercatore a tempo determinato di tipo A
Bonaventura Gargiulo - Dottorando
Componenti esterni all'Ateneo
Andrea Unich - Professore di macchine a fluido (ING-IND/08) – Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli
Andrea Vacca - Professore di Idraulica (ICAR/01) - Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli
Francesco Martelli - Professore di macchine a fluido (ING-IND/08) – Università degli Studi di Firenze
Mauro Carnevale - Imperial College, London, UK


The research team is mainly active in the Turbomachinery and Propulsion fields. In the past three decades, the group has acquired a considerable background in numerical and experimental techniques as applied to the design and analysis of fluid machinery and energy conversion systems. More recently, efforts have been addressed towards the analysis of small size pumps and compressors, and innovative propulsion systems.

Research and experience areas:

  • Experimental investigation of turbochargers under stable and unstable flow regimes
  • Turbulence modelling and CFD techniques
  • Experimental analysis of Internal Combustion Engines
  • Alternative fuel (biodiesel, LNG, mixed fuel)
  • Design and analysis of wind turbines and propellers
  • Multiple disks machinery
  • Positive displacement machinery (compressor and expander)
  • Electrical and hybrid vehicle propulsion
  • Combustion chambers
  • Design and optimization
  • Design of ICE for aeronautical applications


  • Turbocharger rig
  • Pumps rig
  • Linear cascade wind tunnel
  • Positive displacement machinery test bench
  • E-bike test bench

Research Projects:

  • Progetto TIMA -Tecnologie Innovative per Motori Aeronautici a combustione interna a basso impatto ambientale ed elevata autonomia (PON03PE_00111_2)
  • Progetto SMART GENERATION (PON03PE_000157_1)
  • Progetto Microcar Ecocompatibile (Contratto di Programma Regione Campania)
  • Progetto Automotive P2P Production (Contratto di Programma Regione Campania)
  • Bicicli e tricicli elettrici a pedalata assistita di nuova generazione (PON04a3_00408)