Giuseppe Pezzella

University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"

Prof. Giuseppe Pezzella is a lecturer in aerodynamics and aerothermodynamics, Department of Engineering, University of Campania, Italy. He obtained an MSc in Aeronautical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Naples “Federico II,” Italy, in 1999 and 2003, respectively. He has been a research engineer in the Physics of Fluids Department at the Italian Aerospace Research Centre (CIRA) since 2005, after a period spent at the University of Naples \'Federico II” in the frame of post-doc activities. He is a specialized analyst in the fields of vehicles’ aerodynamics, aerothermodynamics, and aeroshape design. He was involved in national (e.g., PRORA) and international projects (e.g., EXPERT, HIGH-LIFT, FLPP-IXV, RASTAS-SPEAR, HEXAFLY, LAPCAT-II, SCRAMSPACE, HEXAFLY-INT). Prof. Pezzella is the author or co-author of about 100 publications including journal studies, conference papers, and edited books, and a reviewer of several international journals.

3books edited

9chapters authored

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Some sixty years after the experimental flights of the North American X-15 hypersonic rocket-powered aircraft, sustained hypervelocity travel is still the next frontier in high-speed transportation. Today, there is much excitement and interest regarding hypersonic vehicles. In fact, many aerospace agencies, large industries, and several start-ups are involved in design activities and experimental campaigns both in wind tunnels and in-flight with full-scale experimental flying test beds and prototypes to make hypersonic travel almost as easy and convenient as airliner travel. Achieving this goal will radically revolutionize the future of civil transportation. This book contains valuable contributions that focus on various design issues related to hypersonic aircraft.

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