LUCA BONFIGLIO
Postdoctoral Associate

NW98-180
617 253-3496
bonfi@mit.edu

Research Focus
Luca's primary interest is the application of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools to solve the problem of ship motion especially applied to high speed hulls. The final goal is to add sea keeping as a matter of optimization for particular hull geometries, developing a method capable of including the viscous effect of fluid. The goal of his doctoral thesis is to implement Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes Equations (RANSE) solver using open source libraries.

Education
B.S. in Naval Engineering with honors, University of Genoa: Thesis "Preliminary project of a chemical tanker," 2007.
S.M. in Naval Engineering with honors, University of Genoa, Thesis "Project of a 9000 TEU Container Ship," 2009.
PhD student at the University of Genoa, Department of Naval and Electrical Engineering.