Innovative materials in future design of lightweight and sustainable products

Mechatronic and product innovation engineering

 

Host Department
Department of Management and Engineering

 

Webpage
http://www.gest.unipd.it

Project documents

 

Research Topic A

Innovative materials in future design of lightweight and sustainable
products

 

Sustainable mobility is a strategic topic, in which a relevant role is played by innovative metallic alloys and improved shaping processes, coupled with light-weight design concepts. In this frame, the capability of developing an integrated view of the design and manufacturing chain (materials – processes – microstructure – properties – mechanical design – in-service performance) is the challenge faced by this research. The shaping process targeted is foundry, which can lead to light-weight components, produced using innovative and tailored Aluminium alloys. Optimisation of alloys composition, monitoring and control of casting processes, design of microstructure, evaluation of mechanical behaviour of castings are the main tasks addressed by the research.

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