MARTES Group was created by Prof. A. D. Martegani in the early 90´s within the Mechanical Engineering Department (DIM) of the University of Padova. During the years the group grew thanks to the high scientific and industrial experience of its coordinator. From the first theoretical and experimental activities on turbomachinery and internal combustion engines, research was extended to energy systems, thermo-fluid dynamics and aerodynamics.
Today, the principal investigators of the Group are Prof. A. Lazzaretto and M. Masi. Scientific and educational activities include design and off-design simulation and optimisation of energy systems and components (combustors, internal combustion engines, boilers, pumps, fans, compressors, expanders and other), modelling and simulation of turbulent flows. The activities are organised at various levels, from detailed CFD analyses of components to systems synthesis using traditional or evolutive, single or multi-objective, optimisation techniques.