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Dipartimento di Meccanica

Machine and Vehicle Design

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  • URGENT (Salary Available) Mechanical design of operator applied sealing bolt for nuclear safeguard applications (Francesco Cadini)

  • BIO-INSPIRED MATERIALS:
  • Numerical and experimental study of the mechanical behavior of cortical bone (Laura Vergani, Flavia Libonati)
  • Design of innovative biomimetic composite via a biomimetic approach (Laura Vergani, Chiara Colombo, Flavia Libonati)


    FATIGUE TESTING AND MODELLING OF ADHESIVE JOINTS:
  • Crack detection and monitoring in adhesive joints by Optical Backscattered Reflectometry (Andrea Bernasconi, Michele Carboni)
  • Fatigue crack characterization in adhesive joints by different Non-Destructive Testing and Structural Health Monitoring methodologies (Andrea Bernasconi, Michele Carboni)

  • GEARS AND TRANSMISSIONS:
  • Tooth Flank Fracture in STF tests on helicopter gears (Carlo Gorla, Edoardo Conrado, Francesco Rosa )


    HYDROGEN EMBRITTLEMENT:
  • Numerical simulation of hydrogen embrittlement (Laura Vergani, Chiara Colombo)

  • IMPACT DAMAGE OF COMPONENTS AND STRUCTURES:
  • High and low velocity impact against CFRP (Marco Giglio, Andrea Manes)
  • A methodology for effective simulation of damage in in textile composite (Marco Giglio, Andrea Manes)
  • Numerical optimization of the ballistic resistance of a multi-layers metallic shield with focus on failure criteria (Marco Giglio, Andrea Manes)
  • Effect of an explosion for under-body protection (Marco Giglio, Andrea Manes)
  • Development of hybrid ceramic - metal protection (Marco Giglio, Andrea Manes)
  • Optimal design of composite protection (Marco Giglio, Andrea Manes)
  • Design of a Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar (Marco Giglio, Andrea Manes)

  • IMPACT AND FATIGUE DAMAGE MONITORING OF STRUCTURES:
  • Aerospace SHM performance quantification based on Model-assisted Probability of Detection – MaPoD (Marco Giglio, Claudio Sbarufatti)
  • Identification of local damages due to accidental maneuvers – Harsh landing monitoring (Marco Giglio, Claudio Sbarufatti)
  • Distributed load monitoring and damage detection using distributed fiber optic system– aircraft load monitoring via inverse problem (Marco Giglio, Claudio Sbarufatti)
  • Removal of the operational influences from real-time signals for SHM application (cointegration) (Marco Giglio, Claudio Sbarufatti)
  • Development of PASSIVE impact monitoring system (impact identification) (Marco Giglio, Claudio Sbarufatti)
  • Impact and fatigue damage detection based on carbon nanotubes distributed monitoring – Carbon Nanotubes (Marco Giglio, Claudio Sbarufatti)

  • OPTIMAL DESIGN:


    STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY AND FITNESS FOR PURPOSE:
  • Reliability assessment of ultrasonic testing for the nuclear and energy industries: Probability of Detection, Model-Assisted Probability of Detection and Multi-Parameter Probability of Detection (Michele Carboni)
  • Experimental and numerical characterization of ultrasonic sound beam propagation and defect scattering (Michele Carboni)
  • Fatigue criteria for AM components (Stefano Beretta)
  • DIC - Energy dissipation in crack growth (Stefano Beretta, Stefano Foletti)
  • LCF and damage tolerance of turbines (Stefano Beretta, Stefano Foletti)
  • Advanced lifing methods for turbine blades (Stefano Beretta, Stefano Foletti)
  • Flexible service of power generation turbines (Stefano Beretta, Stefano Foletti)
  • Micro-lattice structures for weight reduction in space equipment (Stefano Beretta)
  • Damage tolerance of railway axles (Stefano Beretta)

  • STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF RAILWAY COMPONENTS:
  • Experimental and numerical characterization of fatigue lifetime of railway wheels (Michele Carboni)

  • STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF AEROSPACE AND MECHANICAL COMPONENTS:
  • Investigation on the design of an innovative an unmanned vehicle for underground exploration (Marco Giglio, Andrea Manes)
  • Application of experimental thermography on composite materials (Laura Vergani, Chiara Colombo, Flavia Libonati)
  • Through process modelling of hybrid polymer-metal structures (Andrea Bernasconi)
  • Non-linear analysis of injection moulded, short fibre reinforced polymer structures (Andrea Bernasconi, Edoardo Conrado)
  • Detection of fibre-matrix debonding by acoustic emission in short fibre reinforced polymers (Andrea Bernasconi, Michele Carboni)
  • X-ray computed micro-tomography of damaged and undamaged short fibre reinforced polymers (Andrea Bernasconi, Michele Carboni)
  • Reliability assessment of Structural Health Monitoring for aeronautical composite panels by ultrasonic guided waves ( Michele Carboni, Marco Giglio)

  • SURFACE ENGINEERING FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES:


    VEHICLE DESIGN AND ENGINEERING: