C Varriale

Carmine Varriale is Assistant Professor at the Flight Performance and Propulsion group of Delft University of Technology. He has obtained his PhD degree in the same group in 2022, after an internship at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems in Oldenburg, Germany, and graduating with honors at the University of Naples “Federico II” in 2017.

His research interests cover Flight Mechanics modelling and simulation of novel aircraft configurations. These have brought him to investigate the flying qualities and performance of innovative aircraft with redundant and/or interacting control effectors. To do so, he has been exploring the field of Control Allocation, and has proposed some original approaches.

In his current position, he is focusing on the Flight Mechanics of aircraft featuring distributed and/or tiltable propellers. He is the instructor of a 2nd-year BSc course on Flight Mechanics, and the responsible instructor for the TU Delft MOOC on Sustainable Aviation. He enjoys supervising PhD Candidates and MSc students during their theses projects (both within and outside of TU Delft).

Carmine’s interest for flight mechanics and simulation was born in the early years of university, and has been constantly sparkled by the amazing preparation and burning passion of his colleagues and supervisors. He has chosen a career in academia because he enjoys continuing to grow, learn and improve his knowledge of these disciplines.

Research Interest

  • Flight Mechanics and Control
  • Flight Performance
  • Flight Simulation
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