Gianluca Cappanera


PhD student – ING-IND/11 (2016 – 2019)


Prof. Renato Ricci

Research areas
  • Compressed Air Energy Storage System

The aim of the project is to develop new UAV systems devoted to maintenance of renewable energy power plants and inspection operations in severe conditions. The project embraces all the research activities in which an UAV will be the operative platform for measurement equipment.

The research activity regards the experimental test of low-noise aerodynamic devices for wind turbine blades. The goal is to provide technical guide lines for the proper design and disposal of such devices.

  • Project A.D.E.L.E.

The project aims at the technical and economical evaluation of a hybrid power plant made up of a small wind turbine and a pneumatic energy storage system. The application of such a system could be in small grids of off-grid operation.

Wind Turbine Aeroacoustics

Capsule bio

Gianluca Cappanera was born on 25 December 1987 in Ancona. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor’s Degree) at the “Università Politecnica delle Marche” in October 2012. At the same university he graduated in Mechanical Engineering (Master’s Degree) in October 2016 discussing the thesis: “Wind Turbines Aeroacoustics. Noise Reduction Devices and Design of an Experimental Equipment”. Actually, he is employed as PhD student at the D.I.I.S.M. department at the “Università Politecnica delle Marche”.

  1. G. Cappanera, V. D’Alessandro, L. Giammichele, R. Ricci, “Acoustic Investigation of Aerodynamic Appendages for Wind Turbine Blades: Fluid-Dynamic Tests”, in the Proceeding of the “4th AIGE/IIETA International Conference and 13th AIGE 2019 Conference”, 13-14 June 2019, Matera, Italy.


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