di Gaeta Alessandro


Tel: +39 081 7177 220
Fax: +39 081 239 60 97
E-mail: a.digaeta@im.cnr.it


Modelling, simulation and control of automotive systems (engine and its subsystems) and small hybrid energy grids, in particular:

  • Electrical power plant based on a mix of renewable and non renewable sources with hydrogen production and storage and subsequent use in micro gas turbine
  • Electro-hydraulic (EHVA) Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) systems for applications in camless engines
  • Electro-Mechanical (EMVA) Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) systems systems for applications in camless engines
  • Analysis of ionic current in gasoline and diesel engines
  • In-cylinder pressure oscillations under engine knocking conditions
  • Common rail injection systems for Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engines
  • Electronic Throttle Body (ETB) for drive-by-wire applications
  • PFI and GDI spark ignition engines


Main Scientific Publications

  • di Gaeta A., Hoyos Velasco C.I., Giglio V., “Modelling of an Electro-Hydraulic Variable Valve Actuator for Camless Engines aimed at Controlling Valve Lift Parameters“, International Journal of Control, vol. xxx, pp. yyy, March 2020, https://doi.org/10.1080/00207179.2020.1737333.
  • di Gaeta A., Reale F., Chiariello F., Massoli P., “A dynamic model of a 100 kW micro gas turbine fuelled with natural gas and hydrogen blends and its application in a hybrid energy grid“, Energy, vol. 129, pp. 299-320, June 2017, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2017.03.173.
  • Fiengo G., di Gaeta A., Palladino A., Giglio V., “Common Rail System for GDI Engines. Modelling, Identification, and Control”, Series: Springer Briefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering, ISSN 2191-8112 (Print), ISSN 2191-8120 (Online), Subseries: Springer Briefs in Control, Automation and Robotics, ISSN 2192-6786, Series Eds: T. Başar, A. Bicchi, and M. Krstic, Springer London, pp. 81, Jan., 2013, ISBN: 978-1-4471-4467-0 (Print), 978-1-4471-4468-7 (eBook), http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-4468-7.
  • Montanaro U., di Gaeta A., Giglio V., “Robust Discrete-Time MRAC with Minimal Controller Synthesis of an Electronic Throttle Body”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 524-537, Apr., 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TMECH.2013.2247614, ISSN 1083-4435.
  • di Bernardo M., di Gaeta A., Montanaro U., Santini, S., “Synthesis and Experimental Validation of the Novel LQ-NEMCSI Adaptive Strategy on an Electronic Throttle Valve”, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 18, no. 6, pp. 1325-1337, Nov. 2010, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCST.2009.2037610, ISSN 1063-6536.
  • di Bernardo M., di Gaeta A., Hoyos Velasco C. I., Santini S., “Energy-Based Key-On Control of a Double Magnet Electromechanical Valve Actuator”, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 1133-1145, Sep., 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCST.2011.2162332, ISSN 1063-6536.
  • di Gaeta A., Giglio V., Police G., “Model-Based Decoupling Control of a Magnet Engine Valve Actuator”, SAE International Journal of Engines, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 254-271, Mar. 2010, Online ISSN 1946-3944, Print ISSN 1946-3936, http://dx.doi.org/10.4271/2009-01-2751.
  • di Gaeta A., Glielmo L., Giglio V., Police G., “Modeling of an Electromechanical Engine Valve Actuator Based on a Hybrid Analytical-FEM Approach”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on MECHATRONICS, vol. 13, no. 6, pp. 625-637, Dec. 2008, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TMECH.2008.2003469, ISSN 1083-4435.
  • Giglio V., Iorio B., Police G., di Gaeta A., “Analysis of Advantages and of Problems of Electromechanical Valve Actuators”, SAE Transactions Journal of Engines, vol. 111, no. 3, pp. 1768-1779, Dec. 2003, ISBN 0-7680-1287-2, http://dx.doi.org/10.4271/2002-01-1105.
  • di Gaeta A., Giglio V., Police G., Rispoli N., “Modelling of In-Cylinder Pressure Oscillations under Knocking Conditions: a General Approach based on the Damped Wave Equation”, FUEL, vol. 104, pp. 230-243, Feb., 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2012.07.066, ISSN 0016-2361.
  • di Gaeta A., Montanaro U., Giglio V., “Model-Based Control of the AFR for GDI Engines via Advanced Co-Simulation: an Approach to Reduce the Development Cycle of Engine Control Systems”, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, vol. 133, no. 6, pp. 061006-(17), Nov. 2011, http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4004067, ISSN 0022-0434.
  •  di Gaeta A., Glielmo L., Santini S., Di Giuseppe C., De Cristofaro F., Caraceni A., “An Algorithm for the Calibration of Wall-Wetting Model Parameters”, SAE Technical Papers, no. 2003-01-1054, Mar. 2003, http://dx.doi.org/10.4271/2003-01-1054, ISSN 0148-7191.