Micromechanics and Microsystems

Micro-devices for the experimental mechanical characterization at the micro-scale. Gas fluid-structure interaction at the micro-scale. Analysis of dissipative phenomena (fracture, fatigue, thermo- elasticity) and spontaneous adhesion. Simulation of the effects of accidental impacts. Analysis and design of microsystems and inertial micro-sensors used in the diagnosis of composite structures, of infrastructure and of technological networks.


Polysilicon microsystems: numerical model, on-chip crack propagation, torsional resonator