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Prof. Dr. Leonardo Manfriani

Prof. Dr. Leonardo Manfriani

Prof. Dr. Leonardo Manfriani
ZHAW School of Engineering
Forschungsschwerpunkt Aerodynamik
Technikumstrasse 9
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 67 81
leonardo.manfriani@zhaw.ch

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

Professor of Aircraft Systems and Aerodynamics, Bachelor Course in Aviation

http://www.zhaw.ch/zav

Professional development teaching

WBK Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT)

Expertise and research interests

Aerodynamic design, Wind tunnel testing, Flight mechanics, Performance, Flight Simulation, Flight testing, Aircraft Certification

Educational background

MSc Aerospace Engineering, 1981, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Diploma in Applied Fluid Dynamics, 1981, Von Karman Institute (Belgium)

Professional milestones

Aeritalia/Aermacchi/Embraer AM-X program, EADS Eurofighter program: aerodynamic data analysis
Pilatus PC-12 program: preliminary weight and centre of gravity estimation, aerodynamic design of the wing, flaps and horizontal tail, wind tunnel testing, flight testing and certification (flying qualities and performance)
Pilatus PC-7 MkII and PC-9M programs: aerodynamic improvements, flight testing and certification (flying qualities and performance)
Pilatus PC-21 program: aerodynamic design, wind tunnel testing, flight testing and certification (flying qualities and performance)
Development of a flexible and efficient engineering flight simulator
Pilatus PC-12/47 program (max. take off weight increase): technical program management
Pilcatus PC-24 program: Certification Verification Engineer (CVE)

Membership of networks

Projects

Publications

Conference contributions, peer-reviewed Other publications Oral conference contributions and abstracts