Luca Mangani graduated in Mechanical Engineering at University of Florence. After the PhD and a Post-doc position in CFD for Turbomachinery applications at the University of Florence he joined the CFD-Engineering company as chief engineer in the research center, working in the field of heat transfer for Turbomachinery, and as a supervisor for software development. Since 2010 he is senior research fellow at the Hochschule Luzern - Technik & Architektur.
Priorities at the Hochschule Luzern - Technik & Architektur:
Programming in open source and commercial CFD codes:
- Developing of incompressible CFD code for hydropower based on OpenFOAMTM framework
- Compressible flows in turbomachinery applications
- Heat transfer applications
- Numerical discretization in finite volume method
- CFD solvers developing
- RANS Turbulence Modeling
- LES Turbulence Modeling
L.Mangani, E.Caratelli, S.Mauri: "Assessment of various turbulence models in a high pressure ratio centrifugal compressor with an object oriented CFD code", ASME Turbo Expo 2011, Paper GT2011-46829 (Journal of Tubomachinery recommended)
L.Mangani "A coupled finite volume solver for the solution of laminar/turbulent incompressible and compressible flows", OpenFOAM Workshop 2010.
L. Mangani, G. Romanelli "Object-oriented Redesign of Density-based RANS Solver AeroFoam for Aerodynamic Industrial Applications", Open Source CFD International Conference 2010.
L.Mangani, C.Bianchini, M.Maritano,B.Facchini: "Heat transfer performances of fan-shaped film cooling holes part ii - numerical analysis", ASME Turbo Expo 2010, Paper GT2010-22809
L.Mangani, M.Cerutti, M.Maritano, M.Spel: "Conjugate heat transfer analysis of nasa c3x film cooled vane with an object-oriented CFD code", ASME Turbo Expo 2010, Paper GT2010-23458
L. Mangani, A. Andreini: "Application of a new object-oriented CFD code to heat transfer analysis", ASME Turbo Expo 2008, Paper GT2008-51118
L. Mangani, A. Andreini, M. Cerutti: "Modeling of turbulent combustion and radiative heat transfer in an object-oriented CFD code for gas turbine application", ASME Turbo Expo 2008, Paper GT2008-5117