The CRECK Modeling Group

Detailed kinetic mechanisms and CFD of reacting flows

Tiziano FaravelliTiziano Faravelli

Full Professor

Department of Chemistry, Materials, and Chemical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano

Phone: +390223993282

Fax: +390270638173

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Research interests

  • Modeling of chemical engineering processes.
  • Chemical reaction engineering of complex systems with particular focus on pyrolysis, partial oxidation and combustion modeling of hydrocarbons. Ignition delay times, at low and high temperatures, flame velocity, hydrocarbon oxidation pathologies (negative temperature coefficient regions, cool flames, multistage ignitions) with attention to the reaction pathways. Pollutant formation (NOx, PAH and soot) from combustion processes.
  • Modeling of, volatilization and gasification and combustion of solids, with reference to plastics, coal and biomasses.
  • Numerical fluidynamics of reactive flows with attention to turbulence/kinetics interactions.
  • Application fields: stationary combustion (burners, boilers and furnaces); automotive and aeronautical engines (diesel, traditional and innovative spark ignited engines, gas-turbines).



Fluid mechanics and Transport phenomena


Recent publications

P.E. Debiagi, C. Pecchi, G. Gentile, A. Frassoldati, A. Cuoci, T. Faravelli, E. Ranzi, Extractives extend the applicability of multistep kinetic scheme of biomass pyrolysis (2016) Energy & Fuels, In press, DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.5b01753

Ranzi, E., Cavallotti, C., Cuoci, A., Frassoldati, A., Pelucchi, M., Faravelli, T., New reaction classes in the kinetic modeling of low temperature oxidation of n-alkanes (2015) Combustion and Flame, 162 (5), pp. 1679-1691, DOI: 10.1016/j.combustflame.2014.11.030

Cuoci, A., Frassoldati, A., Faravelli, T., Ranzi, E., OpenSMOKE++: An object-oriented framework for the numerical modeling of reactive systems with detailed kinetic mechanisms (2015) Computer Physics Communications, 192, pp. 237-264, DOI: 10.1016/j.cpc.2015.02.014

Saggese, C., Ferrario, S., Camacho, J., Cuoci, A., Frassoldati, A., Ranzi, E., Wang, H., Faravelli, T., Kinetic modeling of particle size distribution of soot in a premixed burner-stabilized stagnation ethylene flame (2015) Combustion and Flame, Article in Press, DOI: 10.1016/j.combustflame.2015.06.002

Jin, H., Frassoldati, A., Wang, Y., Zhang, X., Zeng, M., Li, Y., Qi, F., Cuoci, A., Faravelli, T., Kinetic modeling study of benzene and PAH formation in laminar methane flames (2015) Combustion and Flame, 162 (5), pp. 1692-1711, DOI: 10.1016/j.combustflame.2014.11.031

Pelucchi, M., Somers, K.P., Yasunaga, K., Burke, U., Frassoldati, A., Ranzi, E., Curran, H.J., Faravelli, T., An experimental and kinetic modeling study of the pyrolysis and oxidation of n-C3C5 aldehydes in shock tubes (2015) Combustion and Flame, 162 (2), pp. 265-286, DOI: 10.1016/j.combustflame.2014.07.027

Jin, H., Yuan, W., Wang, Y., Li, Y., Qi, F., Cuoci, A., Frassoldati, A., Faravelli, T., Experimental and kinetic modeling study of laminar coflow diffusion methane flames doped with 2-butanol (2015) Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 35 (1), pp. 863-871, DOI: 10.1016/j.proci.2014.05.128

Cuoci, A., Frassoldati, A., Faravelli, T., Ranzi, E., Numerical modeling of auto-ignition of isolated fuel droplets in microgravity (2015) Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 35 (2), pp. 1621-1627, DOI: 10.1016/j.proci.2014