Mechanics of Machines and Vibrations

Short description of the research team Mechanics of Machines and Vibrations
Thematic fields of interest/research areas: Mechanics of Machines, Mechanical Vibrations, Noise Vibrations and Harshness (NVH), Experimental vibration analysis, Dynamic numerical analysis, Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics of machines based on vibro-acoustical analysis.

Manager/head of the team: Prof. Giorgio Dalpiaz.

Team members: Raffaele Di Gregorio, Emiliano Mucchi, Gianluca D’Elia, Simone Delvecchio, Marco Malagò, Gabriele Tosi, Alessandro Agazzi.


Research infrastructures:
Complete instrumentation for experimental vibration analysis and modal analysis (accelerometers, multichannel front-end acquisition systems, microphones, shakers, laser Doppler vibrometers, impact hammers, tachometer probes). Microflowns probes, Test bench for vibro-acoustical analysis and diagnostics of rotating components (gear, gearboxes, bearings), Advanced CAE software for dynamic vibration analysis.


Prerequisites of the trainee researcher:

Level of education: Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar
Research experience: N/A
Required working language: English, Italian, French


Further useful information:
The Research Team has a well-established research activity in the field of dynamic modelling of mechanical systems, model validation, advanced vibro-acoustic measurements and digital signal processing for monitoring and diagnostics. The group is particularly active in applied research in close collaboration with companies, and thanks to PRRIITT Programme and to further regional resources firstly the network laboratory LAV (Laboratory of Acoustic and Vibration) was set up in 2005; the LAV involves 4 Universities and a CNR having as coordinator the University of Ferrara. Then the Laboratory of Advanced Mechanics (MechLav) of Ferrara Technopole was established in 2010. The group is equipped with up-to-date measurement and analysis instrumentation including several multi-channel data acquisition systems, shaker facilities for on-board modal analysis; in addition it has a large network of workstations with licenses for all major CAE software for acoustic and dynamic analysis. Throughout the years the team has been actively involved in many national and international research and training programmes and thematic networks: these include European projects FP 6, FP7. The group has developed training activities for fellows in past “Marie Curie” programs (European Doctorate on Sound and Vibration Studies, EDSVS).


Contact: Prof. Giorgio Dalpiaz