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Prof. Vincenzo Armenio, Dr Andrea Petronio
Current Position: 

Ph.D. in Environmental and Industrial Fluid Mechanics, University of Trieste. Form February 2012 to April 2016.

Thesis Title: Large-eddy simulations of conjugate heat transfer with evaporation-condensation and thermal radiation. Supervisors: Prof. Vincenzo Armenio, Dr Andrea Petronio. Defence of the thesis: 29 April 2016.

Last update: 1 July 2016

Scientific Activity: 

Our research focuses on numerical simulation of turbulent flow with heat transfer. The purpose of our work is to develop a high accurate numerical solver using the OpenFOAM toolbox, that will be able to reproduce both the effect of the heat transfer between solid-fluid interface and the heat diffusion by radiation, in system characterized by turbulent natural convection.


Master Degree (M.Sc.) in Mathematics, University of Florence. Thesis: Semiclassical expansion of quantum diffusive equations using Fermi and Bose statistics. Supervisor Dr Luigi Barletti, subject of mathematics-physics. Final mark 110/110 cum laude.

Bachelor degree (B.Sc.) in Mathematics, University of Florence. Thesis: The equations of motion of the Foucault Pendulum. Supervisor Prof. Paolo Maurenzig, subject of physics and numerical simulation. Final mark 107/110.


[1] L. Barletti, C. Cintolesi. Derivation of Isothermal Quantum Fluid Equations with Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein Statistics. J. Stat. Phys. 2012 - DOI: 10.1007/s10955-012-0535-55

[2] C. Cintolesi; A. Petronio V. Armenio. Large eddy simulation of turbulent buoyant flow in a confined cavity with conjugate heat transfer. Physics of Fluids 2015, 27 (9) - DOI: 10.1063/1.4930815

[3] C. Cintolesi; A. Petronio V. Armenio. Large-eddy simulation of thin film evaporation and condensation from a hot plate in enclosure: First order statistics. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 2016, 1123 (101) - DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2016.06.006

  • 11th OpenFOAM Whorkshop - Guimarães (Portugal) - 26 to the 30 of June 2016.
  • Workshop HPC enabling of OpenFOAM for CFD applications - Courses and Schools SCAI, Department CINECA Casalecchio di Reno (Bologna) - 25-27 March 2015.
  • Workshop Nazionale Dottorandi su ricerche inerenti le tematiche ERCOFTAC -  Italian Pilot Centre Ercoftac (Rome) - 9 Decembre 2014.
  • Turbulent Mixing and Beyond Workshop, mixing in rapidly changing environments - International Center for Theoretical Physics (Trieste), 04 – 09 August 2014.
  • Hands-On Research in Complex Systems School - International Center for Theoretical Physics (Trieste), 29 June – 11 July 2014.
  • Workshop on Fluid Mechanics - University of Trento, 18-22 June 2012.