Giuseppe Pezzella

Univeristy of Campania

Dr. Giuseppe Pezzella was born on November 23th 1972, in Naples (Italy). He is a lecturer in Aerodynamics and Aerothermodynamics at the Department of Engineering of the University of Campania, Italy. He received his Diploma (M.Sc.) in Aeronautical Engineering in 1999 at University of Naples 'Federico II”. Dr. Pezzella took his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering at University of Naples 'Federico II”, in 2003. He has been a research engineer in the Physics of Fluids Department at CIRA since 2005, after a period spent at 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 is involved in national, e.g., PRORA and international projects, e.g., EXPERT, HIGH-LIFT, FLPP-IXV, RASTAS-SPEAR, HEXAFLY, LAPCAT-II, SCRAMSPACE, HEXAFLY-INT. Dr. Pezzella is an author or co-author of about 100 publications among archive journals, conference papers, and edited books, and a reviewer of several international journals.

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6chapters authored

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In the aviation field there is great interest in high-speed vehicle design. Hypersonic vehicles represent the next frontier of passenger transportation to and from space. However, several design issues must be addressed, including vehicle aerodynamics and aerothermodynamics, aeroshape design optimization, aerodynamic heating, boundary layer transition, and so on. This book contains valuable contributions focusing on hypervelocity aircraft design. Topics covered include hypersonic aircraft aerodynamic and aerothermodynamic design, especially aeroshape design optimization, computational fluid dynamics, and scramjet propulsion. The book also discusses high-speed flow issues and the challenges to achieving the dream of affordable hypersonic travel. It is hoped that the information contained herein will allow for the development of safe and efficient hypersonic vehicles.

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