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Francesco Contino
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Francesco Contino focuses his research effort on four strands: Energy systems, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations of reactive systems, Real Driving Emissions and Robust Optimisation — optimisation combined with uncertainty quantification. About energy systems, he works at micro and macro levels to understand what are the key drivers to help us succeed the energy transition. For numerical simulations, he has developed a reduction method (TDAC), in collaboration with Politecnico di Milano, to use detailed mechanisms in CFD simulation; it is included in the official release of OpenFOAM. Francesco Contino also works on real driving emissions of passenger cars and heavy duty; he includes uncertainties in emission factors and uses Portable Emissions Measurement System (PEMS). Finally, he works on making robust design optimisation affordable by working on efficient optimiser and fast uncertainty quantification methods.

IMMC main research direction(s):
Energy
Fluid mechanics

Keywords:
bayesian inference
combustion
energy storage
reacting flows
internal combustion engine

Research group(s): TFL

PhD and Post-doc researchers under my supervision:



Xavier Rixhon



Recent publications

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Journal Articles


1. Lhuillier, Charles; Brequigny, Pierre; Lamoureux, Nathalie; Contino, Francesco; Mounaïm-Rousselle, Christine. Experimental investigation on laminar burning velocities of ammonia/hydrogen/air mixtures at elevated temperatures. In: Fuel, Vol. 263, p. 116653 (2020). doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2019.116653. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/224449

2. Pochet, Maxime; Dias, Véronique; Moreau, Bruno; Foucher, Fabrice; Jeanmart, Hervé; Contino, Francesco. Experimental and numerical study, under LTC conditions, of ammonia ignition delay with and without hydrogen addition. In: Combustion Institute. Proceedings, Vol. 37, p. 621-629. doi:10.1016/j.proci.2018.05.138; 10.1016/j.proci.2018.05.138. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/199189

3. Giorgetti, S.; Parente, A.; Bricteux, L.; Contino, Francesco; De Paepe, W. Optimal design and operating strategy of a carbon-clean micro gas turbine for combined heat and power applications. In: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol. 88, p. 469-481 (2019). doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2019.07.003. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/219510

4. Coppitters, D.; De Paepe, W.; Contino, Francesco. Surrogate-assisted robust design optimization and global sensitivity analysis of a directly coupled photovoltaic-electrolyzer system under techno-economic uncertainty. In: Applied Energy, p. 310-320 (2019). doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.04.101. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/219512

5. Tipler, S.; Mergulhaõ, C.S.; Vanhove, G.; Van Haute, Q.; Contino, Francesco; Coussement, A. Ignition study of an oxygenated and high-alkene light petroleum fraction produced from automotive shredder residues. In: Energy and Fuels, Vol. 33, no. 6, p. 5664-5672 (2019). doi:10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b00649. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/219513

6. Boveroux, F.; Cassiers, S.; Buekenhoudt, P.; Chavatte, L.; De Meyer, P.; Jeanmart, Hervé; Verhelst, S.; Contino, Francesco. Feasibility study of a new test procedure to identify high emitters of particulate matter during periodic technical inspection. In: SAE World Congress Experience, WCX 2019, Vol. 2019-April, no. April (2019), p. il (2019). doi:10.4271/2019-01-1190. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/219514

7. Pochet, Maxime; Jeanmart, Hervé; Contino, Francesco. Uncertainty quantification from raw measurements to post-processed datas : a general methodology and its application to an homogeneous-charge compression-ignition engine. In: International Journal of Engine Research,. doi:10.1177/1468087419892697. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/224804

8. De Paepe, W.; Coppitters, D.; Abraham, S.; Tsirikoglou, P.; Ghorbaniasl, G.; Contino, Francesco. Robust Operational Optimization of a Typical micro Gas Turbine. In: Energy Procedia, Vol. 158, p. 5795-5803 (2019). doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2019.01.549. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/219518

9. Coppitters, D.; De Paepe, W.; Contino, Francesco. Techno-economic uncertainty quantification and robust design optimization of a directly coupled photovoltaic-electrolyzer system. In: Energy Procedia, Vol. 158, p. 1750-1756. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2019.01.405. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/219517

10. De Paepe, W.; Renzi, M.; Carrerro, M.M.; Caligiuri, C.; Contino, Francesco. Micro gas turbine cycle humidification for increased flexibility: Numerical and experimental validation of different steam injection models. In: Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 141, no.2 (2019). doi:10.1115/1.4040859. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/219515


Conference Papers


1. Pochet, Maxime; Jeanmart, Hervé; Contino, Francesco. The use of ammonia in HCCI piston engines. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/219604

2. Coppitters, D.; Contino, Francesco; El-Baz, A.; Breuhaus, P.; De Paepe, W.. Is a distributed system based on a micro gas turbine integrated with renewable energy sources suitable for effective desalination? Sensitivity and exergy analysis. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/219528

3. Giorgetti, S.; Parente, A.; Contino, Francesco; Bricteux, Laurent; De Paepe, W.. Humidified micro gas turbine for carbon capture applications: Preliminary experimental results with CO2 injection. doi:10.1115/GT201877265. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/219529

4. De Paepe, W.; Renzi, M.; Carrerro, M.M.; Caligiuri, C.; Contino, Francesco. Micro gas turbine cycle humidification for increased flexibility: Numerical and experimental validation of different steam injection models. In: Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo. Vol. 3 (2018). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2018, 978-079185104-3. doi:10.1115/GT201876996. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/219530

5. Pochet, Maxime; Dias, Véronique; Bruno Moreau; Fabrice Foucher; Jeanmart, Hervé; Contino, Francesco. Experimental and numerical study, under LTC conditions, of ammonia ignition delay with and without hydrogen addition. In: Combustion Institute. Proceedings. Elsevier Inc.: Philadelphia, 2018. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/198741

6. Abraham, S.; Tsirikoglou, P.; Lacor, C.; Ghorbanias, G.; Wunsch, D.; Hirsch, C.; Contino, Francesco. Uncertainty quantification in industrial turbo-machinery design using sparse polynomial chaos expansions. doi:10.2514/6.2018-3103. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/219532

7. Ricks, N.; Siozos-Rousoulis, L.; Huang, Z.; Contino, Francesco; Ghorbaniasl, G.. A correction technique for spurious signals from the permeable ffowcs williams-hawkings equation. doi:10.2514/6.2018-3779. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/219531

8. Pochet, Maxime; Dias, Véronique; Bruno Moreau; Fabrice Foucher; Jeanmart, Hervé; Contino, Francesco. Investigation of ammonia ignition delay at low temperatures and lean conditions. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/198737

9. Pochet, Maxime; Truedsson, Ida; Foucher, Fabrice; Jeanmart, Hervé; Contino, Francesco. Experimental HCCI engine using hydrogen and ammonia. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/185201

10. Pochet, Maxime; Dias, Véronique; Truesdsson, Ida; Foucher, Fabrice; Jeanmart, Hervé; Contino, Francesco. Investigation of a carbon-free HCCI engine: the case of hydrogen-ammonia blends. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/185530


Book Chapters


1. Mounaïm-Rousselle, C.; Halter, F.; Foucher, F.; Contino, Francesco; Dayma, G.; Dagaut, P.. Fuel class valerates. In: Biofuels from Lignocellulosic Biomass: Innovations beyond Bioethanol , xxx, 2015, p. 59-85. 9783527338139. doi:10.1002/9783527685318.ch3. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/219560


Dissertations


1. Contino, Francesco. Combustion in homogeneous charge compression ignition engines : experimental analysis using ethyl esters and development of a method to include detailed chemistry in numerical simulations, prom. : Jeanmart, Hervé ; Gerin, Patrick, 30/05/2011. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/75968