Francine Battaglia

Francine Battaglia.

Acting Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs; Professor

Contact Information

339 Jarvis Hall



PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1997

Research Interests

Computational fluid dynamics, building energy utilization and renewable/alternative energy, turbulent multiphase and reacting flows.

Selected Publications

  • Estejab, B., Nyendu, G., Agblevor, F., and Battaglia, F., “Coal-biomass mixing characteristics in a bubbling fluidized bed of Geldart A particles”. Chem. Eng. Res. Desg., 120(4), pp. 1-14 2017. doi:10.1016/j.cherd.2017.01.025
  • Wang, J., Wang, S., Zhang, T., and Battaglia, F., “Assessment of single-sided natural ventilation driven by buoyancy forces through variable window configurations”, Energy Build., 139(3), pp. 762-779, 2017. doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.01.070
  • Wang, J., Wang, S., Zhang, T., and Battaglia, F., “Mathematical and experimental investigation on pressure drop of heterogeneous ice slurry flow in horizontal pipes”, Int. J. Heat Mass Trans., 108(5) Part B, pp. 2381-2392, 2017. doi:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2017.01.083
  • Park, D., and Battaglia, F., “Development of a Predictive Equation for Ventilation in a Wall-Solar Chimney System”. ASME J. Sol. Energy Eng., 139(3), p. 031001, 2017. doi:10.1115/1.4035516
  • Chen, L., and Battaglia, F., “The Effects of Inlet Turbulence Intensity and Computational Domain on a Non-premixed Bluff-body Flame”.  ASME J. Energy Resour. Technol., 139(2), p. 022205, 2017. doi:10.1115/1.4035149
  • Strasser, W., and Battaglia, F., “The Effects of Pulsation and Retraction on Non-Newtonian Flows in Three-Stream Injector Atomization Systems”. Chem. Eng. J., 309(2), pp. 532–544, 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2016.10.046
  • Zhao, L., Li, J., Battaglia, F., and He, Z., “Computational Investigation of the Flow Field Contribution to Improve Electricity Generation in Granular Activated Carbon-Assisted Microbial Fuel Cells”.  J. Power Sources, 333(11), pp. 83-87, 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2016.09.113
  • Picardi, R., Zhao, L., and Battaglia, F., “On the Ideal Grid Resolution for Two-dimensional Eulerian Modeling of Gas-Liquid Flows”, ASME J. Fluids Eng., 148(11), p. 114503 (6pp), 2016. doi:10.1115/1.4033561
  • Strasser, W., and Battaglia, F., “The Influence of Retraction on Three-Stream Injector Pulsatile Atomization for Air-Water Systems”, ASME J. Fluids Eng., 138(11), p. 111302 (12pp), 2016. doi:10.1115/1.4033421
  • Strasser, W., and Battaglia, F., “Identification of Pulsation Mechanism in a Transonic Three-Stream Airblast Injector”, ASME J. Fluids Eng., 138(11), p. 111303 (15pp), 2016. doi:10.1115/1.4033422
  • Dadashi, S., Feaster, J., Bayandor, J., Battaglia, F. and Kurdila, A.J., “Identification and Adaptive Control of History Dependent Unsteady Aerodynamics for a Flapping Insect Wing”, Nonlinear Dyn, 85(3), pp. 1405-1421, 2016. doi:10.1007/s11071-016-2768-3
  • Zhao, L., Li, J., Battaglia, F., and He, Z., “Investigation of Multiphysics in Tubular Microbial Fuel Cells by Coupled Computational Fluid Dynamics with Multi-Order Butler-Volmer Reactions”, Chem. Eng. J., 296(7), pp. 377–385, 2016. doi:10.1016/j.cej.2016.03.110
  • Chen, L., and Battaglia, F., “The Effects of Fuel Mixtures in Non-premixed Combustion for a Bluff-body Flame”.  ASME J. Energy Resour. Technol., 138(3):022204, pp. 1-9, 2016. doi:10.1115/1.4031835
  • Estejab, B. and Battaglia, F., “Assessment of Drag Models for Geldart A Particles in Bubbling Fluidized Beds”, ASME J. Fluids Eng., 138(3):031105, pp.1-12, 2016. doi:10.1115/1.4031490
  • Park, D., and Battaglia, F., “Application of a Wall-Solar Chimney for Passive Ventilation of Dwellings”. ASME J. Sol. Energy Eng., 137(6):061006, pp.1-8, 2015.  doi:10.1115/1.4031537
  • Park, D., and Battaglia, F., “Effect of heat loads and ambient conditions on thermal comfort for single-sided ventilation”. Build. Simul., 8(2), pp. 167-178,  2015.
  • Teaters, L.C., Battaglia, F., “On the Computational Modeling of Unfluidized and Fluidized Bed Dynamics”. ASME J. Fluid. Eng., 136(10):104501, pp. 1-7, 2014. doi:10.1115/1.4027437
  • Deza, M., Battaglia, F., “A CFD Study of Pressure Fluctuations to Determine Fluidization Regimes in Gas-solid Beds”. ASME J. Fluid. Eng., 135(10), 101301, pp.1-11, 2013.
  • Law, D., Battaglia, F., “Numerical Simulations for Hydrodynamics of Air-Water External Loop Airlift Reactor Flows With Bubble Break-Up and Coalescence Effects”. ASME J. Fluid. Eng., 135(8), 081302, pp.1-9, 2013. doi:10.1115/1.4024396
  • Kanholy, S. K., Chodak, J., Lattimer, B. Y., and Battaglia, F., “Modeling and Predicting Gas-Solid Fluidized Bed Dynamics to Capture Nonuniform Inlet Conditions”. ASME J. Fluid. Eng., 134(11), 111303, pp. 1-8, 2012. doi:10.1115/1.4007803