STEFANO ZUCCA

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Full Professor

Vice Coordinatore di Collegio (Collegio di Ingegneria Meccanica, Aerospaziale, dell'Autoveicolo e della Produzione)

+39 0110906921 / 6921 (DIMEAS)

+39 0110906933 / 6933 (DIMEAS)

Research groups LAQ AERMEC for gas turbine and compressor blades
Research projects

Funded by competitive calls

  • NOnlinear Vibration of Assemblies, (2021-2022) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Corporate-funded and donor-funded research

    ERC sectors

    PE8_8 - Materials engineering (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, etc.)

    Abstract

    NOVA© (NOnlinear Vibration of Assemblies) è un software, attualmente scritto in MATLAB®, per il calcolo delle vibrazioni di sistemi composti da componenti collegati tra loro attraverso interfacce.La parte centrale del software, il solutore, è stata sviluppata nel corso degli ultimi 3 anni dal team di progetto e recentemente registrata presso il Politecnico di Torino.Grazie all’utilizzo di NOVA© le analisi dinamiche nonlineari possono, finalmente, entrare a far parte del processo di progettazione meccanica, automobilistica e aerospaziale, sostituendo gli attuali approcci semplificati, basati sulla linearizzazione del sistema.Nell’ambito del progetto PoC, si vuole:i) aumentare l’usabilità di NOVA© e migliorarne la compatibilità con i software commerciali per analisi agli elementi finiti,ii) convalidare NOVA© mediante un modello ingegneristico semplificato,iii) dimostrare le potenzialità di NOVA© mediante un dimostratore industriale.

    Departments

  • EXPERTISE - models, EXperiments and high PERformance computing for Turbine mechanical Integrity and Structural dynamics in Europe, (2017-2021) - Responsabile Scientifico

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

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    Abstract

    Energy and Mobility are two primary driving forces in the 21st century. Development of incremental and disruptive technologies will have key impacts on the worlds societies, and on safety, security and competitiveness of Europe. Amongst those technologies, gas turbines will play a major role. Recovery of shale gas depends decisively on compressors. Modern gas supplied power plants are bridging towards the age of renewable energies. Aeroengines are to undergo the most massive changes in their history with the advent of composite materials, gear boxes, and turbine-electric concepts separating generation of power and thrust. A technological commonalities of the upcoming challenges is the need for full model based development and computer system simulation.There is agreement on this in the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) community. The structural dynamics and vibration questions are at present far from being addressed adequately. While US agencies and Asian powers have already started to prepare themselves, European research organisations and companies still seem to be too fragmented to reach critical research ressources and start corresponding initiatives. There are two main reasons for this. First, the physics of mechanical joining technologies that dominate the damping behavior of the large-scale structures under debate, are still poorly understood. Second, there is a lack of high performance computing (HPC) capabilities in structural dynamics, which goes back to the lack of knowledge of effective HPC technologies for structural dynamics. Since the US, China and India have started efforts in the field, we propose a European contribution through a Marie Curie ETN to allow a first generation of early stage researchers to catch up on the topics, ideally open up new fields of insight and approaches, and finally form a seed group for the upcoming challenges of the European turbine industry with respect to nonlinear structural dynamics and HPC.

    Countries

    • Repubblica Ceca
    • Regno Unito
    • Germania
    • Francia
    • Spagna
    • Turchia

    Institutes/Companies

    • VSB - TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF OSTRAVA
    • IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
    • TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
    • MAVEL AS
    • HEWLETT-PACKARD LIMITED
    • ECOLE CENTRALE DE LYON
    • CRAY U.K. LIMITED
    • THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
    • UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
    • BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER-CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
    • MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

    Departments

Funded by commercial contracts

  • Identificazione dinamica di un modello di cassa ferroviaria con analisi modale sperimentale, (2020-2021) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Commercial Research

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • Alstom Ferroviaria S.p.A.

    Departments

  • Contratto di ricerca tra Politecnico di Torino (DIMEAS) e Nuovo Pignone Tecnologie S.r.l. relativo allo svolgimento dell’attività di ricerca avente ad oggetto “Mid-Span damper applied on steam turbines last stage blades numerical characterization” , (2019-2020) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Commercial Research

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • Nuovo Pignone s.r.l.

    Departments