Dr Daniele Zagaglia

  • Research Associate (Aerospace Sciences)

Research interests

My main research interest is the experimental and theoretical investigation of fluid flow phenomena, especially in the field of rotorcraft aerodynamics. My research areas and expertise comprise:

  • Low-speed wind tunnel testing.
  • Wind tunnel model design.
  • State of the art flow measurement techniques (Particle Image Velocimetry, Laser Doppler Anemometry, unsteady pressure measurements) and development of novel data-processing algorithms. 
  • Rotor and propeller aerodynamics.
  • Helicopter interactional aerodynamics in confined spaces.

I am currently working on the project MENtOR (Methods and Experiments for NOvel Rotorcraft). This project is funded by the EPSRC and involves seven leading UK universities, all of which form part of the Vertical Lift Network (VLN), and its main purpose is to investigate the aeromechanics, flight mechanics and aeroelastic response of an advanced tilt-rotor configuration.

Biography

I graduated cum laude in 2013 with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy. In 2017 I was awarded a PhD in Aerospace Engineering by Politecnico di Milano with a thesis entitled “Investigation on the helicopter/obstacle aerodynamic interaction”. From 2017 to 2019 I worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Politecnico di Milano, Department of Aerospace Science and Technology, before joining the Aerospace Sciences division of the James Watt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, as a Research Associate in 2019.


Publications

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Number of items: 15.

2019

Taymourtash, N., Zagaglia, D. , Zanotti, A., Gibertini, G. and Quaranta, G. (2019) Towards a Wind Tunnel Testing Environment for Rotorcraft Operations Close to Obstacles. In: 75th International Annual Forum American Helicopter Society (AHS), Philadelphia, PA, USA, 13-16 May 2019, pp. 2523-2531. ISBN 9781510887916

2018

Zagaglia, D. , Zanotti, A. and Gibertini, G. (2018) Analysis of the loads acting on the rotor of a helicopter model close to an obstacle in moderate windy conditions. Aerospace Science and Technology, 78, pp. 580-592. (doi: 10.1016/j.ast.2018.05.019)

Zagaglia, D. , Giuni, M. and Green, R. B. (2018) Investigation of the rotor–obstacle aerodynamic interaction in hovering flight. Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 63, 032007. (doi: 10.4050/JAHS.63.032007)

Gibertini, G., Zanotti, A., Campanardi, G., Auteri, F., Zagaglia, D. and Crosta, G. (2018) Wind-tunnel tests of the ERICA tiltrotor optimised air-intake. Aeronautical Journal, 122(1251), pp. 821-837. (doi: 10.1017/aer.2018.9)

2017

Zagaglia, D. , Gibertini, G., Campanardi, G., Grassi, D. and Zanotti, A. (2017) Helicopter-Obstacle Aerodynamic Interaction in Windy Conditions. In: 43rd European Rotorcraft Forum, Milan, Italy, 12-15 Sep 2017, ISBN 9781510865389

Gibertini, G., Auteri, F., Campanardi, G., Grassi, D., Zagaglia, D. and Zanotti, A. (2017) Experimental Assessment of Tiltrotor Air-Intake Duct Shape Optimization. In: 43rd European Rotorcraft Forum (ERF 2017), Milan, Italy, 12-15 Sept 2017, ISBN 9781510865389

Visingardi, A. et al. (2017) Forces on Obstacles in Rotor Wake – A GARTEUR Action Group. In: 43rd European Rotorcraft Forum, Milan, Italy, 12-15 Sep 2017,

2016

Gibertini, G., Droandi, G., Zagaglia, D. , Antoniazza, P. and Catelan, A.O. (2016) CFD Assessment of the Helicopter and Ground Obstacles Aerodynamic Interference. In: 42nd European Rotorcraft Forum 2016, Lille, France, 5-8 Sept 2016, ISBN 9781510839144

Zagaglia, D. , Gibertini, G., Giuni, M. and Green, R.B. (2016) Experiments on the Helicopter-Obstacle Aerodynamic Interference in Absence of External Wind. In: 42nd European Rotorcraft Forum, Lille, France, 5-8 Sept 2016, (Unpublished)

Droandi, G., Gibertini, G., Zagaglia, D. and Zanotti, A. (2016) Numerical Investigation of Perpendicular Blade-Vortex-Interaction on a Pitching Airfoil in Light Dynamic Stall. In: AHS, 2016, ISBN 9781510825062

Zagaglia, D. , Giuni, M. and Green, R. B. (2016) Rotor-Obstacle Aerodynamic Interaction in Hovering Flight: An Experimental Survey. In: AHS 72nd Annual Forum and Technology Display, West Palm Beach, FL, USA, 17-19 May 2016,

2015

Gibertini, G., Grassi, D., Parolini, C., Zagaglia, D. and Zanotti, A. (2015) Experimental investigation on the aerodynamic interaction between a helicopter and ground obstacles. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 229(8), pp. 1395-1406. (doi: 10.1177/0954410014550501)

Auteri, F., Carini, M., Zagaglia, D. , Montagnani, D., Gibertini, G., Merz, C.B. and Zanotti, A. (2015) A novel approach for reconstructing pressure from PIV velocity measurements. Experiments in Fluids, 56, 45. (doi: 10.1007/s00348-015-1912-z)

Giuni, M., Zagaglia, D. and Green, R. (2015) Rotor Blade Tip Vortices. In: 68th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Boston MA, USA, 22-24 Nov 2015,

2014

Gibertini, G., Clavel, C., Grassi, D., Parolini, C., Zagaglia, D. and Zanotti, A. (2014) An Experimental Set Up for the Study of Helicopter and Building Aerodynamic Interaction. In: 40th European Rotorcraft Forum 2014, Southampton, United Kingdom, 2-5 Sept 2014, ISBN 9781510802568

This list was generated on Mon May 25 09:45:21 2020 BST.
Number of items: 15.

Articles

Zagaglia, D. , Zanotti, A. and Gibertini, G. (2018) Analysis of the loads acting on the rotor of a helicopter model close to an obstacle in moderate windy conditions. Aerospace Science and Technology, 78, pp. 580-592. (doi: 10.1016/j.ast.2018.05.019)

Zagaglia, D. , Giuni, M. and Green, R. B. (2018) Investigation of the rotor–obstacle aerodynamic interaction in hovering flight. Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 63, 032007. (doi: 10.4050/JAHS.63.032007)

Gibertini, G., Zanotti, A., Campanardi, G., Auteri, F., Zagaglia, D. and Crosta, G. (2018) Wind-tunnel tests of the ERICA tiltrotor optimised air-intake. Aeronautical Journal, 122(1251), pp. 821-837. (doi: 10.1017/aer.2018.9)

Gibertini, G., Grassi, D., Parolini, C., Zagaglia, D. and Zanotti, A. (2015) Experimental investigation on the aerodynamic interaction between a helicopter and ground obstacles. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 229(8), pp. 1395-1406. (doi: 10.1177/0954410014550501)

Auteri, F., Carini, M., Zagaglia, D. , Montagnani, D., Gibertini, G., Merz, C.B. and Zanotti, A. (2015) A novel approach for reconstructing pressure from PIV velocity measurements. Experiments in Fluids, 56, 45. (doi: 10.1007/s00348-015-1912-z)

Conference Proceedings

Taymourtash, N., Zagaglia, D. , Zanotti, A., Gibertini, G. and Quaranta, G. (2019) Towards a Wind Tunnel Testing Environment for Rotorcraft Operations Close to Obstacles. In: 75th International Annual Forum American Helicopter Society (AHS), Philadelphia, PA, USA, 13-16 May 2019, pp. 2523-2531. ISBN 9781510887916

Zagaglia, D. , Gibertini, G., Campanardi, G., Grassi, D. and Zanotti, A. (2017) Helicopter-Obstacle Aerodynamic Interaction in Windy Conditions. In: 43rd European Rotorcraft Forum, Milan, Italy, 12-15 Sep 2017, ISBN 9781510865389

Gibertini, G., Auteri, F., Campanardi, G., Grassi, D., Zagaglia, D. and Zanotti, A. (2017) Experimental Assessment of Tiltrotor Air-Intake Duct Shape Optimization. In: 43rd European Rotorcraft Forum (ERF 2017), Milan, Italy, 12-15 Sept 2017, ISBN 9781510865389

Visingardi, A. et al. (2017) Forces on Obstacles in Rotor Wake – A GARTEUR Action Group. In: 43rd European Rotorcraft Forum, Milan, Italy, 12-15 Sep 2017,

Gibertini, G., Droandi, G., Zagaglia, D. , Antoniazza, P. and Catelan, A.O. (2016) CFD Assessment of the Helicopter and Ground Obstacles Aerodynamic Interference. In: 42nd European Rotorcraft Forum 2016, Lille, France, 5-8 Sept 2016, ISBN 9781510839144

Zagaglia, D. , Gibertini, G., Giuni, M. and Green, R.B. (2016) Experiments on the Helicopter-Obstacle Aerodynamic Interference in Absence of External Wind. In: 42nd European Rotorcraft Forum, Lille, France, 5-8 Sept 2016, (Unpublished)

Droandi, G., Gibertini, G., Zagaglia, D. and Zanotti, A. (2016) Numerical Investigation of Perpendicular Blade-Vortex-Interaction on a Pitching Airfoil in Light Dynamic Stall. In: AHS, 2016, ISBN 9781510825062

Zagaglia, D. , Giuni, M. and Green, R. B. (2016) Rotor-Obstacle Aerodynamic Interaction in Hovering Flight: An Experimental Survey. In: AHS 72nd Annual Forum and Technology Display, West Palm Beach, FL, USA, 17-19 May 2016,

Giuni, M., Zagaglia, D. and Green, R. (2015) Rotor Blade Tip Vortices. In: 68th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Boston MA, USA, 22-24 Nov 2015,

Gibertini, G., Clavel, C., Grassi, D., Parolini, C., Zagaglia, D. and Zanotti, A. (2014) An Experimental Set Up for the Study of Helicopter and Building Aerodynamic Interaction. In: 40th European Rotorcraft Forum 2014, Southampton, United Kingdom, 2-5 Sept 2014, ISBN 9781510802568

This list was generated on Mon May 25 09:45:21 2020 BST.