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Dr. Luca Maddalena

Name

[Maddalena, Dr. Luca]
  • Associate Professor-Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Director, Aerodynamics Research Center

Professional Preparation

    • 2007 Ph.D. in Aerospace EngineeringVirginia Tech University
    • 2004 Laurea in Aerospace EngineeringPolitecnico di Milano

Appointments

    • Sept 2015 to Present Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan 2010 to Aug 2015 Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Sept 2007 to Dec 2009 Postdoctoral Scholar in Aeronautics
      GALCIT, California Institute of Technology
    • May 2004 to July 2007 Graduate Research Assistant
      Virginia Tech University

Memberships

  • Executive Secretary (Vice Chair)
    • Jan 2014 to Present AIAA's Hypersonic Technologies and Aerospace Planes (HyTASP) Program Commettee
  • Associate Fellow
    • 2005 to Present American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

Research and Expertise

  • Research Areas of Interest

    Hypersonic air-breathing propulsion, injection mixing and combustion in superonic flows, compressible turbulent mixing, vortex dynamics, hypersonic aerothermodynamics, thermal protection systems and effcient thermal management strategies for hypersonic vehicles, experimental fluid dynamics, instrumentation and facility development.

Publications

      Journal Article 2014
      • Vergine*, F., Maddalena, L., Gamba, M., and Miller, V.," Vortex Dynamics Studies on Supersonic Combustion of Pylon Injected Hydrogen in a Mach 2.4 High-Enthalpy Flow", Journal of Propulsion and Power, In Press, 2014.

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      2014
      • Gulli*, S., Ground*, C., Crisanti*, M., and Maddalena, L., "Teflon Probing for the Flow Characterization of Arc-Heated Wind Tunnel Facilities", Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 55, No. 2 (2014), pp. 1-18; doi: 10.1007/s00348 01316477.

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      2014
      • Brune, A., Hosder, S., Gulli*, S., and Maddalena, L., "Variable Transpiration Cooling
        Effectiveness in Laminar and Turbulent Flows for Hypersonic Vehicles", AIAA Journal,
        Accepted for Publication, 2014, 1-14, 10.2514/1.J053053.

        {Journal Article }
      2014
      • Gulli*, S., Maddalena, L., McKelvey, C., Brown, A., Nikishkov, Y., and Makeev, A.,
        "Characterization of Complex Porous Structures for Reusable Thermal Protection Systems:
        Porosity Measurements", Journal of Spacecrafts and Rockets, 2014,  1-11, 10.2514/1.A32981

        {Exhibition Review }
      2014
      •   Gulli*, S., and Maddalena, L., "Characterization of Complex Porous Structures for Reusable Thermal Protection Systems: Effective Permeability Measurements", Journal of Spacecrafts and Rockets, 2014, Vol.51: 1943-1953, 10.2514/1.A3298.

        {Journal Article }
      2014
      •       Gulli*, S., Maddalena, L., Brune, A., and Hosder, S., "Integrated Analysis of Reusable TPS Based on Variable-Transpiration Cooling", Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 51, No. 2 (2014), pp. 412-423; doi: 10.2514/1.A32692.

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      2014
      • Vergine*, F., and Maddalena, L., "Stereoscopic PIV Measurements of Supersonic, Turbulent, and Interacting Streamwise Vortices: Challenges and Application", Progress in Aerospace Sciences, Vol. 66, No. 2 (2014), pp. 1-16; doi: 10.1016/j.paerosci.2013.12.001.

        {Journal Article }
      2014
      •       Maddalena, L., Vergine*, F., and Crisanti*, M., "Vortex Dynamics Studies in Supersonic Flow: Merging of Co-Rotating Streamwise Vortices", Physics of Fluids, Vol. 26, No. 4 (2014); doi: 10.1063/1.4871022.

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      Conference Proceeding 2014
      • Ground*, C., Zhu*, W., and Maddalena, L., "Design of a Model Scramjet Combustor for Vortex-Enhanced Mixing and Combustion Studies", 19th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technology Conference, AIAA 2014-2952, June 2014.

        {Conference Proceeding }
      2014
      • Crisanti*, M., Vergine*, F., and Maddalena, L., "Filtered Rayleigh Scattering Measurements in Helium-Air Mixing Experiments of Selected Streamwise Vortex Interactions in a Mach 2.5 Flow, 52nd Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA 2014-0984, Jan 2014.

        {Conference Proceeding }
      2014
      • Ground*, C., Vergine*, F., Viti, V., and Maddalena, L., "Experimental and Numerical Investigation of the Flow Characteristics of a Strut Injector for Scramjets", 19th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technology Conference, AIAA 2014-3217, June 2014.

        {Conference Proceeding }
      2014
      •  Gulli*, S., Maddalena, L., McKelvey, C., Brown, A., Nikishkov, Y., and Makeev, A., "Permeability Measurements of Complex Porous Structures for Reusable Thermal Protection ", 19th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technology Conference, AIAA 2804, June 2014, (Invited Paper).

        {Conference Proceeding }
      2014
      • Vergine*, F., and Maddalena, L., "Experimental Study of Strut Injectors for Scramjet Combustors", 19th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technology Conference, AIAA 2014-2803, June 2014, (Invited Paper).

        {Conference Proceeding }

      Conference Proceeding 2013
      • Brune, A., Hosder, S., Maddalena, L., and Gulli*, S., "Numerical Investigation of Variable Transpiration Cooling effectiveness in Laminar and Turbulent Flows for Hypersonic Cruise Vehicles",51th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA 2013-0311, Jan 2013.

        {Conference Proceeding }
      2013
      •       Vergine*, F., Crisanti*, M., and Maddalena, L., "Investigation of the Merging Process and Dynamics of Streamwise Vortices Generated by a Flow-Mixing Device in a Mach 2.5 Flow", 51th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA 2013-332, Jan 2013.

        {Conference Proceeding }
      2013
      • Ground*, C., Maddalena, L., and Viti, V., "Computational Analysis and Characterization of the UTA 1.6 MW Arc-Heated Wind Tunnel Facility", 51th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA 2013-907 Jan 2013.

        {Conference Proceeding }
      2013
      • Gulli*, S., Ground*, C., Crisanti*, M., and Maddalena, L., "Teflon Probing for the Flow Characterization of the 1.6MW Arc-Heated Wind Tunnel at the University of Texas at Arlington", 51th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA 2013-273, Jan 2013.

        {Conference Proceeding }

      Journal Article 2013
      • Gulli*, S., Maddalena, L., and Hosder, S., "Variable Transpiration Cooling for the Thermal Management of Reusable Hypersonic Vehicles", Aerospace Science and Technology, 2013, Vol. 29, no. 1 (434-444).

        {Journal Article }
      2013
      •       Ground*, C., Maddalena, L., and Viti, V., "Numerical Analysis and Characterization of the Dissociated Flowfield Inside a 1.6 MW Arc-Heated Wind Tunnel Facility", Aerospace Science and Technology, 2013, Vol. 30, no. 1 (306-314).

        {Journal Article }

      Conference Proceeding 2012
      • Gulli*, S., Maddalena, L., and Hosder, S., "Variable Transpiration Cooling: A New Solution for the Thermal Management of Hypersonic Vehicles, AIAA 2012-221, Nashville, Jan. 2012.

        {Conference Proceeding }
      2012
      •      Vergine*, F., and Maddalena, L., "Evolution of Large-Scale Structures Generated by a Strut Injector in a Mach 2.5 Flow", 50th ASM, AIAA 2012-0332, Jan 2012.

        {Conference Proceeding }
      2012
      •      Vergine*, F., Maddalena, L., Gamba, M., and Miller, V., "Supersonic Combustion and Flame-Holding Characteristics of Pylon Injected Hydrogen in a Mach 2.4 High-Enthalpy Flow", 50th ASM, AIAA 2012-0333, Jan 2012.

        {Conference Proceeding }
      2012
      •       Gulli*, S., Maddalena, L., and Hosder, S., "Integrated Analysis for the Design of Reusable TPS based on Variable Transpiration Cooling for Hypersonic Cruise Vehicles, AIAA 2012-4161, Atlanta, July 2012, (Invited Paper)

        {Conference Proceeding }

      Conference Proceeding 2011
      • Lu, F., Ali, S. Braun, E. M., and Maddalena, L., "A Modern Compressible Flow Laboratory Experience for Undergraduates", 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, AIAA 2011-274, Orlando, Jan. 2011.

        {Conference Proceeding }
      2011
      •      Gulli*, S., and Maddalena, L., "Investigation of Transpiration Cooling Effectiveness for Air-Breathing Hypersonic Vehicles", 17th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, AIAA 2011-2253, San Francisco, April 2011.

        {Conference Proceeding }

      Conference Paper 2010
      • Maddalena, L. and Dimotakis P., "On the Eects of Transverse-Jet Injection into a Supersonic ShearLayer", 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Jan 2010
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      Journal Article 2010
      • Schetz, J. A., Maddalena, L. and Burger, S.,"Molecular weight and shockwave impingement eectson transverse injection in supersonic flow", Journal of Propulsion and Power, 2010 Vol. 26, no. 5 (1102- 1113).
        {Journal Article }

      Conference Proceeding 2009
      • Maddalena, L., Hosder, S., Bonanos, A., and Dimotakis P., "Extended Conical Flow Theory for Design of Pressure Probes in Supersonic Flows with Moderate Flow Angularity and Swirl", 47th AIAA, Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Jan 2009.

        {Conference Proceeding }
      2009
      • Bonanos, A., Maddalena, L., and Dimotakis, P., "Observations on a Supersonic Shear Layer", 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Jan 2009.

        {Conference Proceeding }
      2009
      • Hosder, S., and Maddalena, L., "Non-Intrusive Polynomial Chaos for the Stochastic CFD Study of a Supersonic Pressure Probe", 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Jan 2009

        {Conference Proceeding }
      2009
      • Hosder, S., and Maddalena, L., "Efficient uncertainty quantification for the design of a supersonic pressure probe", Proceedings of the 50th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, May 2009.

        {Conference Proceeding }

      Conference Proceeding 2008
      • Maddalena, L., Campioli, T., and Schetz, J. A, "Studies of the Detailed Vortical Structures in a Jet in a Supersonic Crossflow", 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, AIAA-2008-87, Jan 2008.

        {Conference Proceeding }
      2008
      • Maddalena, L., Schetz, J. A, and Neel, R., "Vortex interactions with a Jet in a Supersonic Crossflow", 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, AIAA-2008-762, Jan 2008.

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      2008
      •  Schetz, J. A., Maddalena, L., Throckmorton and Neel, R., "Complex Wall Injector Array for Scramjet Combustors", 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, AIAA-2008-105, Jan 2008.

        {Conference Proceeding }

      Journal Article 2008
      • Schetz, J. A., Maddalena, L., Throckmorton, R., and Neel, R., "Complex Wall Injector Array for Scramjet Combustors", Journal of Propulsion and Power, 2008 Vol. 24, no. 4 (673 - 680).

        {Journal Article }
      2008
      • Grossman, P., Maddalena, L., and Schetz, J.A, "Flush-Wall, Diamond-Shaped Fuel Injector for High Mach number Scramjets", Journal of Propulsion and Power, 2008 Vol. 24, no. 2 (259 - 266).

        {Journal Article }

      Conference Proceeding 2007
      • Schetz, J. A., Maddalena, L., and Campioli, T., "Vorticity Measurements and calculations in the flowfield produced by a jet in a high-speed crossflow", 13th International Conference on the Methods of Aerophysical Research, Novosibirsk, Russia, Feb., 2007.

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      Conference Proceeding 2006
      • Campioli, T., Maddalena, L., and Schetz, J. A., "Studies of Shock Wave/Transverse Injection Interaction on Supersonic Mixing Processes", 14th AIAA/ AHI Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Canberra, Australia, AIAA-2005-8135, Nov., 2006.

        {Conference Proceeding }
      2006
      • Grossman, P., Maddalena, L., and Schetz, A. J, "Wall Injectors for High Mach Number Scramjets", 42nd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Sacramento, California, AIAA-2006-4682, July, 2006.

        {Conference Proceeding }

      Journal Article 2006
      • Maddalena, L., Campioli, T., and Schetz, J. A, "Experimental and Computational Investigation of Light-Gas Injectors in a Mach 4.0 Crossflow", Journal of Propulsion and Power 2006b, AIAA, 0748-4658 Vol. no.5 (1027-1038)

        {Journal Article }

      Conference Proceeding 2005
      • Maddalena, L., Campioli, T., and Schetz, J. A., "Experimental and Computational Investigation of an Aeroramp Injector in a Mach Four Cross Flow", 13th AIAA/ CIRA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Conference, Capua, Italy, AIAA-2005-3235, May, 2005

        {Conference Proceeding }

Courses

      • MAE 2315-001 Fluid Dynamics

        Introduction to fluid dynamics and low speed aerodynamics;
        fluid properties; dimensional analysis; conservation equations in integral and differential form; viscous flow; potential flow theory.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • AE 5381-001 BOUNDARY LAYERS

        A graduate-level introductory course on boundary layers. The coverage emphasizes the physical understanding and the mathematical foundations of boundary layers, including applications. Topics covered include laminar and turbulent incompressible and compressible layers, and an introduction to boundary layer transition.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • AE 5381-002 BOUNDARY LAYERS

        A graduate-level introductory course on boundary layers. The coverage emphasizes the physical understanding and the mathematical foundations of boundary layers, including applications. Topics covered include laminar and turbulent incompressible and compressible layers, and an introduction to boundary layer transition.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ME 5381-001 BOUNDARY LAYERS

        A graduate-level introductory course on boundary layers. The coverage emphasizes the physical understanding and the mathematical foundations of boundary layers, including applications. Topics covered include laminar and turbulent incompressible and compressible layers, and an introduction to boundary layer transition.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ME 5381-002 BOUNDARY LAYERS

        A graduate-level introductory course on boundary layers. The coverage emphasizes the physical understanding and the mathematical foundations of boundary layers, including applications. Topics covered include laminar and turbulent incompressible and compressible layers, and an introduction to boundary layer transition.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • AE 5381-001 Boundary Layers

        A graduate-level introductory course on boundary layers. The coverage emphasizes the physical understanding and the mathematical foundations of boundary layers, including applications. Topics covered include laminar and turbulent incompressible and compressible layers, and an introduction to boundary layer transition.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • AE 5381-002 Boundary Layers

        A graduate-level introductory course on boundary layers. The coverage emphasizes the physical understanding and the mathematical foundations of boundary layers, including applications. Topics covered include laminar and turbulent incompressible and compressible layers, and an introduction to boundary layer transition.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • AE 5381-002 Boundary Layers

        A graduate-level introductory course on boundary layers. The coverage emphasizes the physical understanding and the mathematical foundations of boundary layers, including applications. Topics covered include laminar and turbulent incompressible and compressible layers, and an introduction to boundary layer transition.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 4301-001 Boundary Layers

        A graduate-level introductory course on boundary layers. The coverage emphasizes the physical understanding and the mathematical foundations of boundary layers, including applications. Topics covered include laminar and turbulent incompressible and compressible layers, and an introduction to boundary layer transition.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • AE 5381-002 Boundary Layers

        A graduate-level introductory course on boundary layers. The coverage emphasizes the physical understanding and the mathematical foundations of boundary layers, including applications. Topics covered include laminar and turbulent incompressible and compressible layers, and an introduction to boundary layer transition.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3182-001 AERODYNAMICS AND FLUIDS LAB

        Wind tunnel experiments to study flow phenomena of aerodynamic interest (spanning from low subsonic to supersonic regimes), including boundary-layer surveys, testing of airfoils, wing and testing of scale models of aircraft

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3182-002 AERODYNAMICS AND FLUIDS LAB

        Wind tunnel experiments to study flow phenomena of aerodynamic interest (spanning from low subsonic to supersonic regimes), including boundary-layer surveys, testing of airfoils, wing and testing of scale models of aircraft.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3182-004 AERODYNAMICS AND FLUIDS LAB

        Wind tunnel experiments to study flow phenomena of aerodynamic interest (spanning from low subsonic to supersonic regimes), including boundary-layer surveys, testing of airfoils, wing and testing of scale models of aircraft

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • AE 5332-001 Engineering Analysis
        A study of the basic principles of hypersonic flow. Inviscid and viscous hypersonic flow. Application of
        numerical methods. High temperature flow. Consideration of real gas and rarefied flow. Applications in
        aerodynamic heating and atmospheric entry.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus
      • MAE 2315-001 Fluid Dynamics
        MAE 2315 FLUID DYNAMICS (3-0) Introduction to Fluid Dynamics and low speed aerodynamics; fluid properties; dimentional analysis; conservation equations in integral and differential form; viscous flow; potential flow theory, airfoil and finite wing theory. Semesters offered: Fall, Spring. Prerequisites: MAE 2323, 3360 (or concurrent enrollment)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus