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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
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Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
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Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
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Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
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Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
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Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:39:00 +0100
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Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:00:00 +0100
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Sat, 26 Aug 2017 09:35:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced its Minotaur IV space launch vehicle successfully launched and placed into orbit the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft on August 26, 2017. The Minotaur IV launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 46 (SLC-46), which is operated under license by Space Florida. This mission marks the 26th consecutive successful launch for the company's Minotaur product line. ...
Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:37:00 +0100
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Thu, 24 Aug 2017 22:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced it is in final preparations to launch the company's Minotaur IV rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on Friday, August 25, at approximately 11:15 p.m. EDT. The Minotaur IV will carry the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 (ORS-5) spacecraft, which will monitor satellites and space debris to aid the U.S. military's space situational awareness. Building on the Minotaur...
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:53:00 +0100
ESA astronauts Samantha Cristoforetti and Matthias Maurer joined 16 Chinese astronauts earlier this month for nine days of sea survival training off China's coastal city of Yantai. The ultimate goal is for ESA to establish a long term cooperation with China and ESA astronauts to fly on China's space station. Returning from space, astronauts need to be prepared for any eventuality - including landing in water. Sea survival is a staple of all training but this is the first time that other ast...
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:31:00 +0100
NASA has selected Jacobs Technology of Tullahoma, Tennessee, to provide a broad spectrum of engineering and scientific support services at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama and the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract is a cost-plus-award-fee indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract that has a potential period of performance of eight years. It is a follow-on effort to the ESSSA contrac...
Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:52:00 +0100
The industry-funded Low Cost Terminal (LCT) was successfully tested this month with an on-orbit Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite. This critical milestone demonstrates the ability of an affordable tactical terminal to connect with the DoD's most highly assured protected communications network. The industry development team is led by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The AEHF system, designed for both strategic and tactical users, enabl...
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     Date Submitted:18-01-2016
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     Current job:CFD analyst
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Space Tourism
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    Personal information

     

    Nationality

     

    Italian


     

    Date of birth

     

    27th July 1982

     

    Work experience

     

    04/2012 up today

     

    CFD analysis responsible engineer for diesel engine aftertreatment systems.

    General Motors Powertrain Europe S.r.l. (Turin, Italy)

    Principal subject

     

    CFD simulations of exhaust aftertreatment systems to support the development of new engines and the upgrade of existing architectures.

     

    01/2011 – 04/2012

     

    Research fellow at University of Genoa in collaboration with AVIO S.p.A.

     

     

    Development of high load turbine profiles with reduced secondary losses”

    Principal subject

     

    The possibility of acting on the pressure difference between pressure and suction side has been investigated, in a way to avoid the problems inherent to a non-axisymmetric endwall profiling.

    Thus, two types of geometric features have applied to the basic profile: the leading edge fillet and the bumped leading edge.

    The leading edge fillet is a patch which extends all over pressure and suction side of the original profile, linking up airfoil surfaces and endwalls. The bumped leading edge is a tapering similar to the above mentioned, but present only near the leading edge of the profile.

    A suitable parametric description of the new features has been developed, along with a tool able to generate such configurations in a quick and efficient way.

    An optimal configuration in terms of performance and robustness has been settled, through the specific optimization tools, involving artificial neural networks and/or genetic algorithms.

     

    04/2007 – 12/2007

     

    Research fellow at University of Genoa in collaboration with AVIO S.p.A.

     

     

    Experimental analysis on turbine profile cascades for aeronautical applications”

    Principal subject

     

    Aerodynamic performance of high-lift profile of low pressure turbine have been investigated, with steady and unsteady inlet conditions and at different Reynolds numbers.

    Measures have been conducted on six different cascades, during steady and unsteady running. They regarded load distribution on profile surface at distinct Re numbers; total pressure tangential distribution downstream the row, in order to evaluate the losses with the Re number; outlet angle tangential distribution.

    Then, the boundary layer has been resolved in detail, with the object of understanding the transition driven by the passing wake, the interaction between wake and boundary layer, and secondary flows.

    All the tests took place on the test rigs of University of Genoa.

     

    Education and training

     

    01/2008 – 12/2010

     

    PhD in Fluid Machinery Engineering at University of Genoa in collaboration with AVIO S.p.A.

     

     

    Multidisciplinary design optimization for aeronautical applications.”

    Major academic courses highlights

     

    Full Engine Simulation of the GE90 and Other Interesting CFD for Turbomachinery” (Seminar)

     

     

    Parallel and distributed computing

     

     

    Classical aerodynamics

     

     

    Optimization methods for engineering

     

     

    Introduction to hydrodynamic stability

     

     

    Numerical methods in thermo-fluid dynamics

    Principal subject

     

    The current trends in turbine design is to move most of the required analyses down to the preliminary phases of the process, in order to curb development costs and increase degrees of freedom during the planning stage.

    Therefore, new tools have been worked out for allowing a multidisciplinary approach from the very begin.

    Two main implements have been built up: a one-dimensional aerodynamic solver, assisted by a generator of three-dimensional blades, consistent with the flow solution.

    The solver can resolve flow both in standard configuration turbines and in counter rotating architectures; the gas is considered ideal, but computations with real gases are possible as well.

    Different model of losses are available, and at the end of the computation, the software provides a preliminary cross section of the turbine module.

    Since the code contains tools for preliminary multi-disciplinary analyses, it is possible to have an assessment of the weight of the turbine module, an evaluation of its acoustic characteristics, a mechanical analysis of stators and rotors, and an optimization of the disk shape. A plot technology tool carries out structural controls to choose the most suitable material for the profiles. Containment is also taken into account, fixing an adequate casing thickness to keep fragments of the rotor parts within the engine in case of burst.

    As far as the blade generator is concerned, it describes the whole blade with a discrete number of spanwise sections, taking the results of the fluid dynamics analysis as input.

    Each section is univocally specified by means of a certain number of parameters, which identify four parametric curves. Being parametric, the shape of the profile can be modified with considerable precision, and it can be easily exported to a CAD environment for further mechanical analyses and modelling.

    Such codes have been employed within the development of commercial programs, which have proved the effectiveness of the tools. They have been adopted to design the turbine modules expected in the VITAL European research program, and are at present used in a second European research program (FACTOR), aimed at optimising the combustor-turbine interactions

    A revision of the design process carried out during the past year allows to deal with high speed turbines, encountered in the Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative, a partnership between European commission and industry. In order to handle such non-conventional architectures, new optimization cycles have been realized, involving a two-dimensional spanwise work distribution optimizer and a quasi-three-dimensional one.

     

    2004 – 2007

     

    Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering at Polytechnic University of Turin

     

     

    Models for lunar mission simulation”

    Degree Score

     

    108/110

     

    09/2005 – 09/2006

     

    Socrates-Erasmus Programme at Universität Stuttgart (Institut für Raumfahrtsysteme)

    (Germany)

     

    2001 – 2004

     

    Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering at Polytechnic University of Turin

     

     

    Analysis of airfoil in potential flow”

    Degree Score

     

    102/110

     

    1996 – 2001

     

    High School Diploma at ITGS “G. Guarini”, Turin

    Degree Score

     

    98/100

     

    09/2003

     

    Workshop “Extreme limits of transportation”

    ENSAM, Lille (France)

    09/2002

     

    Workshop “Heart and vessels: from engineering to clinic therapy”

    VTK University Gent (Belgium)

     

     

     

    07 - 09/2000

     

    Training by Federico Peci’s Technical Study (Gassino Torinese)

    07 – 09/1999

     

    Training at Technical Office (Turin)

     

    Personal skills

    and competences

     

     

    Mother tongue

     

    Italian


     

    Other languages

     

     

     

    English

    Reading skills

     

    Good

    Writing skills

     

    Good

    Verbal skills

     

    Good


     

     

     

    German

     

     

    Independent user (C1.2)

     

     

     

     

     

    French

    Reading skills

     

    Basic

    Writing skills

     

    Basic

    Verbal skills

     

    Basic

     

    Social skills

    and competences

     

    I am both volleyball scorekeeper and referee.

    I was the secretary of Motorcycle Club “Colline Torinesi”, which we have established in December 2011.

    I gave private lessons to high school and university students.

     

    Organizational skills

    and competences

     

    Sense of organization, basic experience in project management and good analytical skills.

     

    Technical skills

    and competences

     

    Suite MS Office, Matlab, SolidWorks, UGS NX, AutoCad, Fortran, C, C++, VB/VBA, Java, Python, Latex, Linux, STAR-CCM+, STAR-CD, Altair HyperStudy.

    Design for Six Sigma Green belt ans Black belt certifications.

     

    Artistic skills

    and competences

     

    I study bass guitar and I dabble in computer graphics (Photoshop).

     

    Additional information

     

    I am very fond of mountain bike, free climbing, and running.

     

    Driving licences

     

    Category A and B; car and motorcycle owner.


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