MeccApp – Applied Mechanics

Description

The area of interest of the Secion includes machines, devices and systems for industrial and service application, with reference with the whole system and to its components (structural, actuation, measure, regulation and control).

The methodologies concern the study of the functional, kinematic, and dynamic, identification, modelling, regulation and control of complex systems and their representation, modeling and simulation focusing to the research advance as well as the development of techniques and procedure of design.

In addition, the aim of the section is the study of methods and technologies for information treatment devoted to the management and the automatic (also real-time) control of plants, processes and dynamic systems with application in several area of engineering and science.


Research Topics

The activity is mainly focused on:

  • robotics and industrial automation;
  • measuring, modelling, identification and analysis of systems;
  • systems for regulation and control;
  • biomechanics;
  • advanced design of systems;
  • mechanics of systems;
  • vehicle mechanics;
  • advanced manufacturing systems;
  • elaboration and management of product documentation;
  • relation between morphology, functionality, safety and perception.

Session Chair

prof. Giovanni Legnani

email: giovanni.legnani@unibs.it


List of Publications

  • Donzella G., Mazzù A., Petrogalli C., Competition between wear and RCF at the wheel-rail interface: some experimental evidences on a rail steel, Proc. Instn. Mech. Engrs., Part F, Vol. 223, pp. 31-44 (2009).
  • Donzella G., Petrogalli C., A failure assessment diagram for components subjected to rolling contact loading, International Journal of Fatigue, Vol.32, pp. 256-268 (2010).
  • Donzella G., Faccoli M., Mazzù A., Petrogalli C., Roberti R., Progressive damage assessment in the near-surface layer of railway wheel-rail couple under cyclic contact, Wear, Vol. 271, pp. 408-416 (2011).
  • Donzella G., Faccoli M., Mazzù A., Petrogalli C., Desimone H.,Influence of inclusion content on rolling contact fatigue in a gear steel: experimental analysis and predictive modeling, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 78, pp. 2761-2774 (2011).
  • Avanzini A., Donzella G., Mazzù A., Petrogalli C., Wear and rolling contact fatigue of PEEK and PEEK composites, Tribology International, Vol. 57, pp. 22-30 (2013).
  • Legnani, G., Fassi, I., Giberti, H., Cinquemani, S., Tosi, D. A new isotropic and decoupled 6-DoF parallel manipulator, Mechanism and Machine Theory, vol. 58, pp. 64-81 (2012).
  • Legnani, G., Tosi, D., Fassi, I., Giberti, H., Cinquemani, S. The "point of isotropy" and other properties of serial and parallel manipulators, Mechanism and Machine Theory, vol. 45 (10), pp. 1407-1423 (2010).
  • Legnani, G., Tiboni, M. Optimal design and application of a low-cost wire-sensor system for the kinematic calibration of industrial manipulators, Mechanism and Machine Theory, vol. 73, pp. 25-48 (2014).
  • Tosi, D., Legnani, G., Pedrocchi, N., Righettini, P., Giberti, H. Cheope: A new reconfigurable redundant manipulator, Mechanism and Machine Theory, vol. 45 (4), pp. 611-626 (2010).
  • Visioli, A., Ziliani, G., Legnani, G. Iterative-learning hybrid force/velocity control for contour tracking,IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 26 (2), art. no. 5419059, pp. 388-393 (2010).
  • Donzella, M. Faccoli, A. Mazzù, C. Petrogalli, H. Desimone, Influence of inclusion content on rolling contact fatigue in a gear steel: Experimental analysis and predictive modelling, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 78, pp. 2761-2774 (2011).
  • Donzella, M. Faccoli, A. Mazzù, C. Petrogalli, R. Roberti, Progressive damage assessment in the near-surface layer of railway wheel – rail couple under cyclic contact, Wear, Vol. 271, pp. 408-416 (2011).
  • Donzella G, Mazzù A., Extension to finite life of a failure assessment diagram for contact fatigue loading, International Journal of Fatigue, Vol. 44, pp. 217-224 (2012).
  • Avanzini A., Donzella G., Mazzù A., Petrogalli C., Wear and rolling contact fatigue of PEEK and PEEK composites, Tribology International, Vol. 57, pp. 22-30 (2013).
  • Donzella G., Mazzù A., Petrogalli C., Failure assessment of subsurface rolling contact fatigue in surface hardened components, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 103, pp. 26-38 (2013).
  • Legnani, I. Fassi, H. Giberti, S. Cinquemani, D. Tosi, ‘A new isotropic and decoupled 6-DoF parallel manipulator’, Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol. 58, pp. 64-81 (2012), DOI: 10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2012.07.008
  • Modica, V. Marrocco, G. Copani and I. Fassi, “Sustainable Micro-Manufacturing of Micro-Components via Micro Electrical Discharge Machining”, Sustainability, Vol. 3(12), pp. 2456-2469 (2011), doi:10.3390/su3122456.
  • Legnani, D. Tosi, I. Fassi, H. Giberti, S. Cinquemani, The “point of isotropy” and other properties of serial and parallel manipulators, Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol. 45, n.10, pp 1407-1423 (2010).
  • Zhang, Zhen Gao, I. Fassi, Design optimization of a spatial parallel mechanism for micromanipulation, International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design, Vol.7 n.1, pp 55-70 (2011), DOI 10.1007/s10999-011-9149-3
  • Bellantone V., Surace R, Trotta G, Fassi I., Replication capability of micro injection moulding process for polymeric parts manufacturing, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 67, pp. 1407-1421 (2013), DOI 10.1007/s00170-012-4577-2