Quality Assessment
Investigation of fabricated specimens using C-Scan facility for the identification of damage and impurities.
Modeling of Morphing Structures
Numerical modeling and simulations of morphing structures and components.
Damage Simulation
Development of specialty Finite Elements and numerical tools for the simulation of damage initiation and propagation in composites.
Impact Facility
Hi-Speed impact testing facility. Typical velocities are around 300m/s.
Damped Composites
Experimental investigation of composites damping.
Active and Morphing Structures Facility
Experimental investigation of SMA-based active and morphing structures.
Material Characterization
Specialty material testing and characterization, using international standards (ISO, ASTM, etc.)
Nanoscale Modeling
Nanomechanics simulation and development of specialty numerical tools.
Design and Manufacturing
The Group is highly trained on the whole manufacturing process; from concept to final product.
Composite Bridge
Design, manufacturing and testing of a bridge fully made of advanced composites.
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)
Coupon Fabrication and Instrumentation
Coupon fabrication and instrumentation following international standards (ISO, ASTM, etc.) and successful practices.

The Smart Material Testing Lab is employed for:

  • Testing of piezoelectric actuators & sensorsAdaptiveStructuresFacility
  • Thermomechanical testing and stabilization of SMA actuators
  • High-voltage, high-frequency amplifiers for the excitation of piezo-actuators (±700Volts, 0-100kHz)
  • Active Shape and Vibration Control
  • High-speed, high-precision dynamic data acquisition systems