Dissipation Elements at the Flame Surface in Methane Diffusion Flame (B. Hentschel and D. Denker)

Flame in Slotburner (S. Kruse)

Particle Charged Flow (E. Varea)

DNS of a scaled-up Diesel injector

Dissipation Element Analysis of Methane Diffusion Flame (D. Denker)

DNS of a scaled-up Diesel injector (M. Bode)

Quartz nozzle sampling in a methane counterflow flame (M. Baroncelli)

Oxyfuel coal combustion in a hot gas stream (D. Felsmann)

Turbulent/non-turbulent interface in high Reynolds number Jet (D. Denker and B. Hentschel)

Dr. Antonio Attili

E-Mail:  a.attili(at)itv.rwth-aachen.de

              Institut für Technische Verbrennung
              RWTH Aachen University
              Templergraben 64
              52056 Aachen

Telefon: +49 (0)241 80-94633
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Büro:  211.1 (2. Etage)



  • Turbulent premixed combustion
  • Soot formation in turbulent and laminar flames
  • Coal combustion
  • Turbulence and shear flows
  • Combustion instabilities
  • Numerical methods
  • High performance and massively parallel computing

Lehre: -


  • Denker, D., Attili, A., Luca, S., Bisetti, F. & Pitsch, H., Dissipation Element Analysis of Premixed Spatial Evolving Jet Flames. In 16th SIAM International Conference on Numerical Combustion, April 3rd-5th, Orlando, Florida, USA. 2017.
  • Lucchesi, M., Abdelgadir, A., Attili, A. & Bisetti, F., Simulation and analysis of the soot particle size distribution in a turbulent nonpremixed flame. Combustion and Flame, 178, pp.35-45. 2017.
  • Abdelgadir, A., Rakha, I.A., Steinmetz, S.A., Attili, A., Bisetti, F. & Roberts, W.L., Effects of hydrodynamics and mixing on soot formation and growth in laminar coflow diffusion flames at elevated pressures. Combustion and Flame, 181, pp.39 - 53. 2017.
  • Fiscaletti, D., Elsinga, G.E., Attili, A., Bisetti, F. & Buxton, O.R.H., Scale dependence of the alignment between strain rate and rotation in turbulent shear flow. Phys. Rev. Fluids, 1(6), p.064405. 2016.
  • Attili, A., Bisetti, F., Mueller, M.E. & Pitsch, H., Effects of non-unity Lewis number of gas-phase species in turbulent nonpremixed sooting flames. Combustion and Flame, 166, pp.192-202. 2016.
  • Fiscaletti, D., Attili, A., Bisetti, F. & Elsinga, G.E., Scale interactions in a mixing layer – the role of the large-scale gradients. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 791, pp.154–173. 2016.
  • Attili, A., Bisetti, F., Mueller, M.E. & Pitsch, H., Damköhler number effects on soot formation and growth in turbulent nonpremixed flames. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 35(2), pp.1215-1223. 2015.
  • Attili, A., Bisetti, F., Mueller, M.E. & Pitsch, H., Formation, growth, and transport of soot in a three-dimensional turbulent non-premixed jet flame. Combustion and Flame, 161, pp.1849-1865. 2014.
  • Zhou, K., Attili, A., Alshaarawi, A. & Bisetti, F., Simulation of aerosol nucleation and growth in a turbulent mixing layer. Physics of Fluids, 26(6), p.065106. 2014.
  • Bisetti, F., Attili, A. & Pitsch, H., Advancing predictive models for particulate formation in turbulent flames via massively parallel direct numerical simulations. Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci., 372(2022). 2014.
  • Attili, A. & Bisetti, F., Fluctuations of a passive scalar in a turbulent mixing layer. Phys. Rev. E, 88(3), p.033013. 2013.
  • Attili, A. & Bisetti, F., Application of a robust and efficient Lagrangian particle scheme to soot transport in turbulent flames. Computers & Fluids, 84, pp.164 - 175. 2013.
  • Attili, A. & Bisetti, F., Statistics and scaling of turbulence in a spatially developing mixing layer at Reλ = 250. Physics of Fluids, 24(3), p.035109. 2012.

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