Contact details

Dr David Bacci

Tel: 01865 (2) 88723

Email: david.bacci@eng.ox.ac.uk

Biography

Dr David Bacci is part of Oxford Thermofluids Laboratory (University of Oxford), where he holds a position of Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Heat Transfer and Aerodynamics. He is also a Visiting Research Fellow at Cranfield University, working as researcher in Aerial Warfare Engineering and Defence Analysis.
 
He completed his PhD (2017) at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom focusing on the characterisation of Transonic Aeroacoustics of Weapon Bays.
 
From 2009 to 2014 he maturated industrial experience working on UCAV design and military flight simulators development for Leonardo Company.
 
His aerospace career begun in Italy where he completed a BSc in Aerospace Engineering (2007) and MSc in Aeronautical Engineering (2009) at the University of Pisa, including in the process, the attainment of Private Pilot Flight License.

Research Interests

  • Aerodynamics & Aeroacoustics
  • Thermo-Fluid-Dynamics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Aircraft & Missile Design

Publications

  • Bacci D., Saddington. A.J., Bray D., “The Effect of Angle of Attack on the Aeroacoustic Environment within the Weapons Bay of a Generic UCAV”. Aerospace Science and Technology. Vol 93. 2019.
  • Bacci D., Saddington. A.J., Bray D., “Identification of the Formation of Resonant Tones in Compressible Cavity Flows”. Aerospace Science and Technology. Vol 77. Pages 320-331. 2018.
  • Bacci D. “Design of Weapons Bay for Stealth Aircrafts”. 1st Defence Education Conference. Athens. Greece. 2017.
  • Knowles K., Bacci D., Saddington, A.J., Newby B., Taylor, N.J. “Controlling Unsteady Cavity Flows Using Internal Structures”. 52nd 3AF International Conference on Applied Aerodynamics. Lyon. France. 2017.
  • Bacci D., Saddington A.J., Bray D. “UCAV1303/M219 Weapon Bay Analysis in Transonic Flow Regime”. RAeS 2016 Applied Aerodynamics Conference. Bristol. United Kingdom. 2016.
  • Bacci D., Saddington A.J., Bray D. “Wavelet Analysis of Complex-Geometry Transonic Cavity Flows”. 34th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference. Washington. United States. 2016.
  • Bacci D., Saddington A.J., Bray D. “Transient Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics of Complex-Geometry Weapon Bays”. 50th 3AF International Conference on Applied Aerodynamics. Toulouse. France. 2015.