Design of powertrain and engine components: materials, testing and simulation

The research group, active since 2001, focuses its activities on topics relating to the design, testing and numerical simulation of materials, components and mechanical systems, also related to powertrains, engine components and sustainable mobility.

The issues are being addressed with theoretical and analytical methods and by numerical methods and simulation; the results are always validated by experimental tests on materials and components under investigation. The activities are developed both with independent initiatives of basic and applied research both in collaboration with other universities, and with research and development collaborations with companies.

The group skills are expressed in the following three lines of research: Numerical-experimental methodologies for static-dynamic analysis of propulsion and transmission systems of motion in vehicles and/or plants; Innovative materials and treatments; Sustainable mobility and recumbent racing.   

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