Contact Luca Boscagli
Areas of expertise
- Computational Fluid Dynamics
Luca Boscagli got a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Pisa in Aerospace Engineering and a full marks MSc degree at the Polytechnic of Milan in Aeronautical Engineering with a specialisation in Aerodynamics. As part of his MSc thesis Luca statistically analysed by means of Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) the behaviour of intermittent turbulence in a channel flow of intentionally reduced computational size.
In 2018 Luca joined Baker Hughes (a GE Company) in Florence for a 6 months technical internship within the R&D department. As part of the internship, Luca developed experience in the analysis of the on and off-design performance of multi-stage axial compressors for aero-derivative and heavy-duty gas turbine applications.
In September 2018 Luca joined Cranfield University as a PhD candidate within the Installation team of the Rolls-Royce UTC. As a PhD student Luca developed experience in the design and analysis of aero-engine short intakes for future large Ultra-Fan configurations. In May 2021, Luca became Research Fellow in Propulsion Aerodynamics while still pursuing his PhD in part-time mode. Luca is currently involved in a Clean-Sky 2 project (Off-Design Installed Nacelles, ODIN) which aims at the development of guidelines and CFD methods validation for robust design of compact nacelle.
Design and analysis of aero-engine short intake. Unsteady fan-intake coupled interaction and implications on intake design.
Separation onset and characteristics of compact aero-engine nacelles under windmilling conditions. Development of a canonical test case for CFD methods validation for robust nacelle design.
Articles In Journals
- Sabnis K, Babinsky H, Boscagli L, Swarthout A, Tejero F, MacManus D & Sheaf C (2023) A wind tunnel rig to study the external fan cowl separation experienced by compact nacelles in windmilling scenarios. In: AIAA SciTech Forum 2023, National Harbor, 23-27 January 2023.
- Swarthout A, MacManus D, Tejero F, Matesanz-Garcia J, Boscagli L & Sheaf C (2022) A comparative assessment of multi-objective optimisation methodologies for aero-engine nacelles. In: ICAS 2022: 33rd Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, Stockholm, 4-9 September 2022.
- Boscagli L, Christie R & MacManus DG (2020) Methodology assessment for the design and analysis of aero-engine short intakes. In: Aerospace Europe Conference 2020 (AEC2020), Bordeaux, France, 25-28 February 2020.