Francesco Balduzzi was born in Figline Valdarno, Italy on 12/05/1985. He received his master degree in Mechanical Engineering on 24/09/2009 from the University of Florence, with the thesis "3D Thermo-Fluid Dynamic Simulation of a 4 Stroke Indirect Injection Diesel Engine". On 27/07/2013, he attained the PhD in Industrial and Reliability Engineering, with the thesis "Development of a CFD approach for the performance prediction of reciprocating compressors".
Currently, he is Research Fellow at the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Florence, working on CFD analysis of fluid machines and energy systems.
Research Projects & Areas of Interests
Internal combustion engines
CFD simulation of the in-cylinder charge motion of 2S and 4S engines
Development of Low Pressure Direct Injection systems (LPDI) and High Pressure
Direct Injection systems (HPDI): advanced CFD simulation of the combustion process
Direct Injection systems (HPDI): analysis of turbocharger's volute
Detailed CFD simulations of wind turbine airfoils
CFD analyses of Darrieus wind turbine and conventional HAWTs
Atmospheric boundary layer and non-conventional siting
Steady and transient CFD simulation of reciprocating compressor
Conjugated Heat Transfer (CHT) simulations for machines' refrigerating systems