M.S. (Mechanical Engineering), University of Bologna, Italy, 1961
M.S. (Aerospace Engineering), University of Oklahoma, 1964
Ph.D. (Aerospace & Mechanical Sciences), Princeton University, 1970
Combustion, two-phase flows, combustion modeling
Professor Bracco is the author, or co-author of over two hundred publications in the fields of liquid propellant rocket combustion, non-linear acoustics, detonations, steady and unsteady spray combustion, liquid jet atomization, formation of pollutants in combustion processes, numerical analysis, advanced instrumentation, catalytic combustion, and modeling and measurements of combustion in spark ignition, compression ignition, and stratified charge reciprocating and rotary engines.
- (with Kyritsis, D.C. and Felton, P.G.), "Single Shot Quantitative Two-Dimensional Imaging of Gaseous Fuel Concentration Using Spontaneous Raman Scattering", First European Conference on Clean Cars, Athens, Greece, May 1997.
- (with J.B. Ghandhi), "Mixture Preparation Effects on Combustion in a Direct-Injection Spark-Ignition Engine", Society of Automotive Engineers, 1996 Fuels and Lubricants Meeting, Paper 962013, October 1996.
- (with Fulcher, S.K., Gajdeczko, B.F. and Felton, P.G.), "The Effects of Fuel Atomization, Vaporization and Mixing on the Cold-Start UHC Emissions of a S.I. Engine with Intake-Manifold Injection", Society of Automotive Engineers, 1995 Fuels and Lubricants Meeting, Paper 952464, October 1995.
- (with Lee, C.-F.), "Comparisons of Computed and Measured Hollow-Cone Sprays in an Engine", Society of Automotive Engineers, 1995 Congress and Exposition, Paper 950284, February 1995.
- (with J. Abraham), "Effects of Combustion on Mixing in Gas-Injected Diesel Engines," Society ofAutomotive Engineers, 1995 Congress and Exposition, Paper 950467, February 1995.