Inverse Analysis, identification and structural optimization

Development of techniques for the characterization of materials with non-traditional tests. Use of DIC for the characterization of cohesive bonds and for the monitoring of delamination. Development of non-destructive diagnostic techniques for structural components using nano-indentation testing. Development of algorithms for the identification of constitutive parameters and of structural damage using the Kalman filters.

The group collaborates actively with other departments of the Politecnico and with national and international scientific and academic institutions. It carries out consulting and research activities with leading companies and industrial research centers, and promotes dissemination and technology transfer activities through advanced continuing education courses.

1-tonn delamination experiment on CFRP-reinforced ancient masonry: full-field monitoring by Digital Image Correlation, and finite element modeling