Research projects

 

European Union Projects

  • EXPERTISEmodels, EXperiments and high PERformance computing for Turbine mechanical Integrity and Structural dynamics in Europe (2017-2021) - Marie Curie Innovative Training Network.
  • UPGRADEComplex dynamic interactions of nonlinear, multistage and localization phenomena in turbine engines (2012-2015) - Marie Curie Individual Fellowship.
  • DREAM - ValiDation of Radical Engine Architecture systeMs (2008-2011)
  • FUTURE - Flutter-free turbomachinery blades (2008-2011)
  • PREMECY - Subcontract for high mean value fatigue test (2007-2010)
  • VITAL – EnVIronmenTALly Friendly Aero Engine (2005-2008)
  • VERDI – Virtual Engineering for Robust Manufacturing with Design Integration (2005-2008)
Joint research projects with top universities 

  • INSAnEIncreasing Safety of turbine disk in Aerospace Engine (2018-2021) Joint research projects with Samara National Research University, Samara, Russian Federation.
  • EXTHENdEDEXperimental and THEoretical iNvestigation of jointED structures (2018-2021) Joint Research Projects with Northwestern Polytechnical University – School of astronautics, Xi’an, Cina. 
  • JIJM: Joint Innovation lab on Joints Mechanics (2017-2019) - Topics: Contact mechanics, Wear mechanics, Numerical modeling of friction damped system, Nonlinear dynamics of structure with localized non-linearity. In collaboration with Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), School of Astronautics, Xi’an, China.

Government Research Programs

  • GREENING THE PROPULSION - CLUSTER PROJECT (2014-2018)
  • GREAT 2020 FASE 2 – Green Engine for Ait Traffic  (2012-2014)
  • GREAT 2020 – Green Engine for Air Traffic  (2009-2011)
  • CORALE - Low environment impact aeroengine (2007-2010)
  • PRIN - Design criteria for mistuned turbomachinery (2006-2009)

 Research Grants

  • 2018-2019 Research Grant 321/2018 - GE AVIO S.R.L. – Title: LPT blades Single Point Contract Methodology for Endurace Limit Assessment.
  • 2018-2019 Research Grant 310/2018 - GE AVIO S.R.L. – Title: LPT Method Development for blades SV3+.
  • 2018-2019 Research Grant 210/2018 – Chiaro Macchine Speciali S.r.l – Title:  Design of a machine for the copper recycling from the stators of electric motors.
  • 2017-2018 Research Grant 818/2017 - GE AVIO S.R.L. – Title: Greatlab - Estensione Simmetria Ciclica 2018.
  • 2017 Research Grant 235/2017 - GE Power – Title: Numerical Tool for Vibrating Thermal Component including Thermally Triggered Frictional Damper.
  • 2017 Research Grant 818/2017 - GE AVIO S.R.L. – Title: POLICONTACT DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION.
  • 2017 Research Grant 831/2016 - SKF Industrie S.p.A. – Title: Comprensione e controllo del fenomeno di generazione e propagazione della cricca sulle spline di un cuscinetto integrato.
  • 2017 Research Grant 648add/2016 – Ansaldo Energia SpA – Title:  Key ”dry contact” devices in bladed disks, simulation in cyclic conditions.
  • 2016-2018 Research Grant 648/2016 – Ansaldo Energia SpA – Title:  Advanced tools for the numerical simulation of key ”dry contact” devices in bladed disks.
  • 2013-2015 Research Grant 523/2013 – Ansaldo Energia SpA – Title:  Development of methods for the prediction of natural frequencies in turbine blades with underplatform dampers.
  • 2012-2014 Research Grant 116/2012 – GE Oil&Gas NP Srl – Title: Steam turbine Control stage: static test with two blades and different damper geometries, numerical prediction and experimental validation.
  • 2012-2013 Research Grant 121/2012 – GE Oil&Gas NP Srl – Title: Update of numerical codes for dynamics analysis of steam turbine blades (high pressure and control stages).
  • 2010  Research Grant 886/2010 – GE Oil&Gas NP Srl – Title: Analytical solution of a magnet excitation system for dynamic testing of steam turbine blades.
  • 2007-2009 Research Grant - AVIO Group - Title: High temperature tribology for turbine materials.
  • 2017-2018 Research Grant 484/2017 - GE Avio Srl – Title: Analysis of low cycle fatigue behavior of disk slot in dovetail attachment.
  • 2016-2018 Research Grant 646/2016 – Ansaldo Energia SpA – Title:  Advanced tools for numerical simulation and optimization of dovetail and fir-tree attachments of bladed disk.
  • 2016-2017 Research Grant 369/2014 - GE Avio Srl – Title: High temperature wear test on coating for single crystal superalloy for turbine blades.
  • 2015-2016 Joint Projects for the Internationalization of Research (Call 2014) – Title: Dynamics of multi-stage bladed disks with nonlinear inter-stage coupling. Joint research project with University of Michigan.
  • 2015-2016 Research Grant 225/2015 - GE Oil&Gas NP Srl – Title: Tribological study at high temperature of low wear coating for Z-notch in turbine blades.
  • 2014-2015 Research Grant 347/2014 - GE Oil&Gas NP Srl – Title: Development of a numerical model and experimental testing to determine the damping and the frequency shift induced by underplatform dampers on high pressure stage of a gas turbine.
  • 2013-2014 Research Grant 232/2014 - GE Oil&Gas NP Srl – Title: Development of a model to simulate wear on shrouds of the control stage of a steam turbine.
  • 2013-2014 Research Grant 008/2014 - GE Avio Srl – Title: Wear test on coating T800 applied to GE90 – Step 2.
  • 2010-2011 Research Grant - Nuovo Pignone S.p.A. GE O&G - Title: Indagini numeriche e sperimentali su pale di bassa pressione HS per turbine a vapore.
  • 2010-2011 Research Grant - Title: Simulazione analitica di una eccitante magnetica per prove di risposta dinamica su pale di turbina a vapore.
  • 2008-2010 Research Grant - AVIO Group - Title: Design of damper rings for aerospace application.
  • 2007-2008 Research Grant - AVIO Group - Title: Study of turbine disk vibrations with MISTUNING.
  • 2000-2003 Research Grant 97/58/50/88 - ENEA – Title Analysis and design of the ICRH system for the IGNITOR machine”.