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

The facility if capable of

  • Ultra High Frequency signal generation and acquisition systems (1-10MHz).
  • High Frequency (1-1MHz) amplifier for active piezoceramic sensor pairs.
  • Laser Doppler Vibrometer (Polytek) non-conduct sensor with high velocity and displacement resolution, and high sampling-frequency (300ksamples/sec).

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