Mechatronic and product innovation engineering
Department of Management and Engineering
Research Topic A
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.