Material Characterization
Specialty material testing and characterization, using international standards (ISO, ASTM, etc.)
Design and Manufacturing
The Group is highly trained on the whole manufacturing process; from concept to final product.
Coupon Fabrication and Instrumentation
Coupon fabrication and instrumentation following international standards (ISO, ASTM, etc.) and successful practices.
Damped Composites
Experimental investigation of composites damping.
Active and Morphing Structures Facility
Experimental investigation of SMA-based active and morphing structures.
Nanoscale Modeling
Nanomechanics simulation and development of specialty numerical tools.
Modeling of Morphing Structures
Numerical modeling and simulations of morphing structures and components.
Quality Assessment
Investigation of fabricated specimens using C-Scan facility for the identification of damage and impurities.
Hi-Speed Imaging and DIC
HiSpeed imaging can achive framerates up to 500k fps. Acquired images can be post-processed by specialty Digital Image Correlation software (GOM Aramis)
Impact Facility
Hi-Speed impact testing facility. Typical velocities are around 300m/s.
Composite Bridge
Design, manufacturing and testing of a bridge fully made of advanced composites.
Damage Simulation
Development of specialty Finite Elements and numerical tools for the simulation of damage initiation and propagation in composites.
  • Acceleration (1D and 3D), force, strain and temperature measurement
  • Impact force excitation through a range of impact hammers (miniature to heavy)
  • Continuous force excitation (6lb and 50lb electromagnetic shakers)
  • 8- and 4-channel high-speed dynamic data acquisition & spectral analyzer systems
  • Modal frequency, damping and mode shapes measurement
  • Composite Damping Characterization