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Associate Professor

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Research groups Design of aircraft and of advanced composite aerospace structures
Research projects

Funded by competitive calls

  • REDI, (unknown date-unknown date) - Responsabile Scientifico

    UE-funded research - H2020 - Excellent Science - Marie Curie

    ERC sectors

    PE8_1 - Aerospace engineering PE3_10 - Nanophysics: nanoelectronics, nanophotonics, nanomagnetism, nanoelectromechanics, etc.


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    The collaboration between RMIT and POLITO is based on stable, academic and institutional cooperation. POLITO has a cotutelle agreement in place with RMIT with the aim of promoting scientific collaboration through the mobility of PhD candidates and on the impulse of the tutors who undertake to jointly oversee the candidate. The agreement was initially negotiated between POLITO and RMIT to undertake doctoral research towards the qualification of Doctoral of Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering awarded by RMIT and POLITO, in particularly in the general area of research of “Aircraft structural design and analysis”. In 2019 there were two PhD candidates involved in this cotutelle agreement between POLITO and RMIT.The intention is to broaden the scope of collaboration between POLITO and RMIT, expanding into the area of nanotechnology with a focus on photonics for biosensing. On 2018 POLITECNICO was funded by a FESR Project for the creation of new technological lab for realization of sensors and biosensor and related electronics. The subjects of research which can be included span from nanodevices for biological application as lab on chip to nanosystems for biodetection photonic based.POLITO will therefore support two positions within the REDI Cofund program, one in the area of aerospace engineering and the other in the area of nanobiosensing. In both cases, the doctoral students shall apply to and meet the entry requirements to be admitted as a doctoral student at both RMIT and POLITO.POLITO will host 2 doctoral Researchers at POLITO facilities in Italy under full-time employment contracts appropriate for doctoral research activities. The Researchers will be employed for the entire period of their doctoral training, up to a maximum of 4 years from date of commencement of their employment contract.

    UE-funded research - VII PQ - People

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    Next generation of aerodynamically efficient slender and flexible aircraft wings used in composite civil aircrafts and unconventional configurations, such as High Altitude Long Endurance HALE-UAV, require extremely lightweight structural components capable of carrying considerable amount of non-structural weight. With the increased slenderness and flexibility, possible with the advent of advanced composites, these wings can exhibit aeroelastic instabilities quite different from their rigid counterparts. Consequently, one has to deal with phenomena not usually considered in classical aircraft design. Alternative design criteria are needed in order to maintain the safety levels imposed by the regulations and required for certification. The study of the nonlinear aeroservoelastic behaviour of these aircrafts is extremely complex and requires the integration of a variety of disciplines including solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, and controls. Only by integrating these disciplines is possible to develop a comprehensive model truly representative of the aircraft dynamics and its aeroservoelastic behaviour.The A2-Net-Team project aims to build a multi-disciplinary network of researchers with complementary expertise to develop analytical methods used for a better understanding and assessment of the factors contributing to the occurrence of critical aeroservoelastic instabilities. The test article will also provide the opportunity to modify and calibrate theoretical models, with the goal of showing the effect of theoretical approximation and their limits, and the necessity of model modifications and future investigations. A theoretical and experimental database will be created to describe the aeroelastic impacts and results from the programme. Future plans for aeroservoelastic testing will be also proposed and lesson learned during this projects will be instrumental for these studies.


    • Ungheria
    • Slovenia