- Research Area Chief: Prof. Dr. Ing. Fabrizio Ricci -
Research in this area deals with the characterization of physical and mechanical properties and understanding of the material performance under static loads and fatigue. Testing according to ASTM standards is carried out configuring mechanical testing instruments with a range of fixtures that have been developed to provide various ways to test composite materials depending on the type of material and its intended end use.
Research in this area includes testing of full-scale aeronautical components in view of certification according to EASA specifications. Static and fatigue analysis are carried out to achieve the permit to fly and guarantee the continuous airworthiness of aircraft during the lifetime in different operational conditions.