AESDO (Aircraft and Engine Structural Design and Optimization)

AESDO Group (Aircraft and Engine Structural Design and Optimization) is involved in research activities about the more innovative aspects of aeronautical and space structural design and optimization. Moreover, AESDO Group has a main role in the experimental activities of the laboratory “LAQ-AERMEC Aeromechanical Structural Systems”.

The research activity is based on 5 main areas. For each of them, the mutual interaction between numerical modelling and experimental validation is a key feature of the Group activity

  • Innovative materials characterization – Development of simple models providing the equivalent engineering constants, density and other main properties for complex honeycomb, corrugated and metallic foam geometries for sandwich structures application.
  • Modelling of composite structures – Formulation, implementation and enhancement of refined beam and plate theories and finite elements for static, dynamic, buckling, impact-response and failure analyses of undamaged and damaged composite and sandwich multilayered structures (collaboration with dr. Alexander Tessler, NASA Langley Research Center, https://rzt.larc.nasa.gov).
  • Impacts simulation – Low velocity impacts (quasi-static indentation tests on multilayered composite and sandwich structures, numerical evaluation of the contact area and of the pressure distribution), mid/high velocity impacts (numerical simulations and ballistic tests for the evaluation of engine internal impacts due to blade release and foreign/domestic objects, bird impact).
  • Optimization and probabilistic design – Design space exploration techniques (DOE), multi-objective and multi-disciplinary optimization methods that allow taking into account stochastic variation of design parameters (Reliability Robust Design), optimization of complex engineering systems.
  • Shape sensing and Structural Health Monitoring – Development of shape-sensing methodologies, i.e., reconstruction of the deformed shape of a structure from measured surface-strains (collaboration with dr. Alexander Tessler, NASA Langley Research Center, https://ifem.larc.nasa.gov), structural health monitoring and damage detection (numerical and experimental damage detection techniques, mainly based on strain and/or vibrations data).

"LAQ-AERMEC Aeromechanical Structural Systems" laboratory promotes, coordinates and carries out theoretical and experimental research, focusing on the thermomechanical simulation of aerospace systems and propulsion systems. This research work is instrumental in the development of innovative multidisciplinary design and testing methods, and in investigating and developing innovative methods supported by laboratory testing. The experimental activities take advantage of a number of facilities, sensors and acquisition systems, among which: a multipurpose testing machine for flat and curved panels, a set of gas-guns for ballistic tests, sensors, actuators and acquisition systems for experimental modal analysis.

For further details, download the group’s presentation AESDO application/pdf (3.07 MB).






Leader Staff Research fellows, PhD students, adjunct professors

Projects

  • Selected funded research projects
    • DISPLACEMENT MONITORING USING STRAIN SENSORS
      ESPOSITO MARCO
      2024 - 2024 (Current)
    • DIMOSS - DISPLACEMENT MONITORING USING STRAIN SENSORS
      GHERLONE MARCO
      2022 - 2022 (Current)
    • AG2 - AIR GREEN2
      GHERLONE MARCO
      2015 - 2022 (Completed)
    • SVILUPPO DI TECNICHE DI TIPO INVERSO PER IL MONITORAGGIO DI COMPONENTI STRUTTURALI (2014-2015)
      GHERLONE MARCO
      2014 - 2015 (Completed)
    • TECNOLOGIE CLOUD/GRID PER SISTEMI DI INGEGNERIA COLLABORATIVA
      GHERLONE MARCO
      2011 - 2012 (Completed)
    • DREAM-VALIDATION OF RADICAL ENGINE ARCHITECTURE SYSTEMS
      BADINI CLAUDIO FRANCESCO, DI SCIUVA MARCO, GOLA MUZIO
      2008 - 2011 (Completed)
    • SVILUPPO DI METODOLOGIE AVANZATE PER ANALISI STRUTTURALE E OTTIMIZZAZIONE ...PARTNERSHIP
      DI SCIUVA MARCO
      2009 - 2010 (Completed)
    • SVILUPPO, IMPLEMENTAZIONE E VALIDAZIONE DI UNA TECNICA PER IL MONITORAGGIO CONTINUO DI PANNELLI MULTISTRATO INTEGRI E DANNEGGIATI.
      DI SCIUVA MARCO
      2008 - 2010 (Completed)
    • SUPPORTO ATTIVITA' DI ANALISI STRUTTURALE SISTEMA TAMBURO TURBINA CONTROROTEANTE
      DI SCIUVA MARCO
      2008 - 2009 (Completed)
    • PROVE BALISTICHE SU MATERIALI CERAMICI MONOLITICI E COMPOSITI
      DI SCIUVA MARCO
      2007 - 2009 (Completed)
    • ATTIVITÀ DI SUPPORTO ALLA PROGETTAZIONE STRUTTURALE DI TAMBURO CONTROROTANTE E ANALISI DELLE PROBLEMATICHE DI DINAMICA IMPULSIVA
      DI SCIUVA MARCO
      2007 - 2009 (Completed)
    • OTTIMIZZAZIONE MULTIDISCIPLINARE DI SISTEMI STRUTTURALI AEROSPAZIALI
      DI SCIUVA MARCO
      2006 - 2009 (Completed)
    • SVILUPPO METODOLOGIE SCALAMENTO MATERIALI ORTOTROPI E DI VALUTAZIONE DEI FATTORI DI CONCENTRAZIONE DI STRESS PER RIGHE DI FORI SU PIASTRE FINITE
      DI SCIUVA MARCO
      2007 - 2008 (Completed)
    • VIVACE - VALUE IMPROVEMENT THROUG A VIRTUAL AERONAUTICAL COLLABORATIVE ENTERPRISE
      DI SCIUVA MARCO
      2004 - 2008 (Completed)
    • CARATTERIZZAZIONE DI TESSUTI INNOVATIVI PER IL CONTENIMENTO DI FRAMMENTI IN REGIME DI IMPATTO BALISTICO
      DI SCIUVA MARCO
      2007 - 2007 (Completed)
    • PROGETTAZIONE DAMAGE TOLERANCE DI PANNELLI DI FUSOLIERA COMPOSITI IRRIGIDITI E SANDWICH: MODELLIZZAZIONE, SPERIMENTAZIONE E MONITORAGGIO
      DI SCIUVA MARCO
      2004 - 2006 (Completed)
    • SVILUPPO E CONVALIDAZIONE NUMERICO-SPERIMENTALE DI MODELLI PER STRUTTURE DI FUSOLIERA DI CONCEZIONE AVANZATA
      DI SCIUVA MARCO
      2002 - 2004 (Completed)
    • CONTROLLO ATTIVO DELLA RISPOSTA E AUTODIAGNOSI DI STRUTTURE COMPOSITE MULTISTRATO
      DI SCIUVA MARCO
      1999 - 2001 (Completed)
    • ANNULLATO
      DI SCIUVA MARCO
      2009 - 1931 (Completed)

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