(Italiano) Marchitto Luca



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  • Ottimizzazione delle prestazioni e delle emissioni di motori a combustione interna;
  • Diagnostica ottica dei processi di formazione della miscela in motori a combustione interna;


Key Publications:

  1. A. Iacobacci, L. Marchitto, G. Valentino. 2017, Water Injection to Enhance Performance and Emissions of a Turbocharged Gasoline Engine under High Load Condition. SAE International Journal of Engines, 10(2017-01-0660), 928-937.
  2. C. Tornatore, D. Siano, L. Marchitto, A. Iacobacci, G. Valentino, F. Bozza. 2017, Water Injection: a Technology to Improve Performance and Emissions of Downsized Turbocharged Spark Ignited Engines. SAE International Journal of Engines, 10(2017-24-0062), 2319-2329.
  3. S.S. Merola, C. Tornatore, A. Irimescu, L. Marchitto, G. Valentino. 2016, Optical diagnostics of early flame development in a DISI (direct injection spark ignition) engine fueled with n-butanol and gasoline. Energy, doi:10.1016/j.energy.2015.10.140
  4. L. Marchitto, D. Hampai, S.B. Dabagov, L. Allocca, S. Alfuso, C. Polese, A Liedl. 2015, GDI spray structure analysis by polycapillary X-ray μ-tomography. International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 70, 15-21,doi:10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2014.11.015.
  5. L. Marchitto, L. Allocca, D. Hampai, S. Alfuso, S.B. Dabagov, A Liedl, C. Polese. 2015, 3D structure of liquid sprays: X-ray μ-radiography and tomography by polycapillary based technique. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 355, 285-288. doi:10.1016/j.nimb.2015.03.063.
  6. S.S. Merola, C.Tornatore, S.E. Iannuzzi, L.Marchitto, G. Valentino, Combustion process investigation in a  speed diesel engine fuelled with-butanol diesel blend by conventional methods and optical diagnostics, 2014, Renewable Energy 64  pp. 225-237.
  7. S.S. Merola, L. Marchitto, C. Tornatore, G. Valentino, A. Irimescu. Optical characterization of combustion processes in a DISI engine equipped with plasma-assisted ignition system. 2014,  Applied Thermal Engineering, 69(1), 177-187, ISSN 1359-4311.
  8. M. Costa, L. Marchitto, S.S. Merola, U. Sorge. Study of mixture formation and early flame development in a research GDI (gasoline direct injection) engine through numerical simulation and UV-digital imaging. 2014, Energy,  DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2014.04.114.
  9. S. S. Merola, G. Valentino, C. Tornatore, L. Marchitto, In-cylinder spectroscopic measurements of knocking combustion in a SI engine fuelled with butanol–gasoline blend, Energy, 2013, ISSN 0360-5442, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2013.05.056.
  10. C. Tornatore, L. Marchitto, G.Valentino, F. E. Corcione, S. S. Merola, Optical Diagnostics of the Combustion Process in a PFI SI Boosted Engine Fueled with Butanol – Gasoline Blend, Energy (2012), Volume 45, Issue 1, September 2012, Pages 277-287, ISSN 0360-5442, 10.1016/j.energy.2012.03.006.