Lorenzo Pinelli


Department of Industrial Engineering
University of Florence
via di Santa Marta, 3
50139 Florence, Italy

Voice: (+39) 055-275-8795
Fax: (+39) 055-275-8755
e-mail: Lorenzo.Pinelli@unifi.it
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Lorenzo studied at the University of Florence where he graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 2007. He undertook his postgraduated studies at Florence in the Department of Energy Engineering and got his PhD in December 2010. Since then, Lorenzo has been a research fellow at the Traf Group.

Research Projects & Areas Of Interest

Lorenzo's research is largely concerned with computational aeroelasticity and aeroacoustics in axial turbomachines. His principal interests are in the development of 2D/3D CA non-linear inviscid/viscous solver and, more recently, in the implementation of a tone noise propagation strategy in multi-stage turbomachines. Such methods are employed in blade flutter and tone noise analysis.

European Projects

Lorenzo is involved in the following European Community Research Projects:


  • Aeroelasticity (CA)

  • Aeroacoustics (CAA)

Background Information

January 2011 - present
Research fellow at the PGTU Computational Fluid Dynamics Branch ("Sergio Stecco" Department of Energy Engineering, University of Florence, Florence, Italy).
January 2008 - December 2010
PhD student in Energy Engineering at the "Sergio Stecco" Department of Energy Engineering, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.
PhD thesis title: "Development of a computational method for turbomachinery tone noise analysis"
January session 2008
Italian State PE examination
July 2007
Laurea with honors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florence, Florence, Italy.
Thesis title: "Sviluppo di un approccio non lineare per il calcolo aeroelastico disaccoppiato" ("Development of a non-linear approach for the uncoupled aeroelastic analysis")
July 2000
High School Diploma "Maturità Scientifica" at Liceo Scientifico "N. Copernico" Prato, Italy

Last update: 2011-07-13