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Prof. Roberto Capata

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

University of Roma Sapienza, Italy

Researcher


Email: Roberto.capata@uniroma1.it


Qualifications

2000 Ph.D., University of Roma “Sapienza”, Italy, Mechanical Engineering

1994 M.Sc., University of Roma “Sapienza”, Italy, Mechanical Engineering


Publications (Selected)

  1. R. Capata, E. Sciubba, A Gas Turbine based hybrid Vehicle: technological and configuration issues-part II. Journal of Engineering of Gas Turbine and Power. Vol. 125, pages 777-782.
  2. R. Capata, E. Sciubba, “The concept of the Gas Turbine-based Hybrid Vehicle: System, Design and Configuration Issues.” International Journal of Energy Research (IJER), Vol. 30, pages 671-684, 2006.
  3. R. Capata, E. Sciubba, “An Innovative Solution for Suburban Railroad Transportation: the TG-Hybrid Train”. International Journal of Thermodynamics (IJOT), Vol. 8, (n.1) 2005, pages 55-66.
  4. R. Capata, E. Sciubba, “Preliminary study of a Nano gas turbine” International Journal of Thermodynamics (IJOT), Vol. 8 (n.2), pages 81-91, June 2006.
  5. R. Capata, M. Lora, “The LETHETM Gas Turbine Prototype Vehicle of the University of Roma 1: design specifications of the Vehicle Management Unit”. Journal of .Energy Resources and Technology (JERT), 2007,  Vol. 129, n.2, pages 107-117.
  6. R. Capata, A. Coccia, “Procedure for the design of a Hybrid-Series vehicle at UDR1 and the Hybridization Degree choice”. Energies 2010, Vol. 3 , pages 450-461. DOI:10.3390/en3030450.
  7. R. Capata, A. Coccia, M. Lora, “A proposal for the CO2 abatement in urban areas: the UDR1–Lethe© turbo-hybrid vehicle” Energies, Hybrid Vehicle Special Issue – Energies 2011, 4(3), 368-388; DOI:10.3390/en4030368.
  8. Roberto Capata, “LETHETM-UDR1 passenger Sedan final proposed configuration”. International Journal of Transportation Technologies (JTT), Volume 01, Number 04 (Oct. 2011) PP.83-93, DOI: 10.4236/jtts.2011.14011.
  9. Roberto Capata, Chapter title: Ultra Micro Gas Turbines. Book: “Efficiency, Performance and Robustness of Gas Turbines“ (ISBN 978-953-51-0464-3).
  10. Roberto Capata, Alfonso Calabria, “Power Generation with Vegetable Oils in the Italian Scenario: A 20 MW Case Study. Technical Feasibility Analysis and Economical Aspects”. Engineering Vol. 4 No. 9 (2012) , Article ID: 23232 , 4 pages DOI:10.4236/eng.2012.49070.
  11. Roberto Capata, Mario Di Veroli, “Mathematical Modeling of Biomass Gasification in a Circulating Fluidized Bed CFB Reactor”. Journal of Sustainable Bioenergy Systems (JSBS) Vol. 2 No. 4 (2012) , Article ID: 26036 , 10 pages DOI:10.4236/jsbs.2012.24022.
  12. Roberto Capata, Enrico Sciubba, “The LETHE (Low Emissions Turbo-Hybrid Engine) city car of the University of Roma 1: Final proposed configuration.”. ENERGY, vol. Volume 58, September 1, 2013; p. 178-184, ISSN: 0360-5442, DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2013.06.019.
  13. Roberto Capata, Alfonso. Calabria, Mario Di Veroli, Gianluca Pepe, “Testing of the Ultra-Micro Gas Turbine Devices (1 - 10 kW) for Portable Power Generation at University of Roma 1: First Tests Results”. ENGINEERING, vol. Volume 5, May 2013; p. 481-489, ISSN: 1947-3931, DOI: 10.4236/eng.2013.55058.
  14. R. Capata, E. Sciubba,” The Low Emission Turbogas Hybrid Vehicle Concept— Preliminary Simulation and Vehicle Packaging” . Journal of Energy Resources Technology (JERT), vol. Volume 135 N. 3, September 2013; p. 032203-1-032203-13, ISSN: 0195-0738, DOI: 10.1115/1.4024118.
  15. Roberto Capata, Claudia Toro, “Feasibility analysis of a small-scale ORC energy recovery system for vehicular application.”. ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT, vol. 86; p. 1078-1090, ISSN: 0196-8904, DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2014.06.024 (2014).
  16. Roberto Capata, Laura Triboli, Mario Barbieri, Enrico Sciubba, Ezio Jannelli, Gino Bella, “A real time energy management strategy for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles based on optimal control theory”. ENERGY PROCEDIA, vol. 45; p. 949-958, ISSN: 1876-6102, DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2014.01.100 (2014).
  17. Roberto Capata, Luca Marino, Enrico Sciubba, “A hybrid propulsion system for a high-endurance UAV: configuration selection, aerodynamic study, and gas turbine bench tests”. Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems (JUVS), vol. Vol. 02, No. 01; p. 16-35, ISSN: 2291-3467, DOI: 10.1139/juvs-2013-0005. (2014).
  18. Roberto Capata, Erasmo Zangrillo, “Preliminary Design of Compact Condenser in an Organic Rankine Cycle System for the Low Grade Waste Heat Recovery”. Energies 2014, 7(12), 8008-8035; doi:10.3390/en7128008.
  19. Roberto Capata, Gustavo Hernandez, “Preliminary Design and Simulation of a Turbo Expander for a small Rated Power Organic Rankine Cycle”. Energies 2014, 7(12), 7067-7093; doi:10.3390/en7110767.
  20. Roberto Capata, Leone Martellucci, Fabio Cignini, Stefano De Domenico, “Hybrid Power Pack: Hybrid Powertrain for City Cars”. Journal of Transportation Technologies (JTTs) , vol. 4; p. 315-326, ISSN: 2160-0473, DOI: 10.4236/jtts.2014.44028, (2014).
  21. Roberto Capata, Leone Martellucci, “Aerodynamic Brake for Formula Cars”. World Journal of Mechanics, 2015, 5, pages 179-194 DOI: 10.4236/wjm.2015.510018.
  22. R. Capata, E. Sciubba, “Experimental Fitting of the Re-Scaled Balje Maps for Low-Reynolds Radial Turbomachinery”. Energies 2015, 8(8), 7986-8000; DOI:10.3390/en8087986.
  23. Roberto Capata, “Experimental Tests of the Operating Conditions of a Micro Gas Turbine Device”. Energy and Power Engineering volume 9(2015):326-335 · April 2015 - DOI: 10.17265/1934-8975/2015.04.002.
  24. Roberto Capata, Giacomo Bonafoni, “Proposed Design Procedure of a Helical Coil Heat Exchanger for an Orc Energy Recovery System for Vehicular Application”. Mechanics, Materials Science and Engineering (MMSE) – vol 1 October 2015 ISSN: 2412-5954.
  25. Roberto Capata et AA.VV., “Development of Micro-Grippers for Tissue and Cell Manipulation with Direct Morphological Comparison“. Micromachines, vol 6, 1710-1728, DOI: 103390/mi6111451.
  26. Roberto Capata, “Implementing a Hybrid Series Bus with Gas Turbine Device - A Preliminary Study”. International Journal of Advanced Engineering Research and Science (IJAERS) Vol-3, Issue-6, June- 2016 ISSN: 2349-6495.