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ESA Lab

Lab full name
Laboratory of Experimental Stress Analysis
Research Activities

The research group working in the Experimental Stress Analysis laboratory, in the field of Experimental Mechanics, has developed wide experience for both in lab and in situ inspections, related to the stress/strain analysis on materials, components, structures in aeronautical and aerospace  field, naval, biomedical, automotive, mechatronics.

Many techniques and applications have been developed to study Experimental data acquired from real components or stereolithographic model during working conditions:

STRAIN GAGE, BRAGG’S FIBER, WIFI sensors

PHOTOELASTICITY:

  • Trasmission photoelasticity (2D)
  • Photoelasticity coating technique: stress analysis of real components with birefringent coatings
  • Integrate photoelasticity: stress analysis of axialsymmetric components
  • Frozen stress photoelasticity: stress analysis of 3D models (rapid prototipe models, etc.)

OPTICAL METHODS (allow displacements and strain measurements on real components; accuracy: tens of nm; data analysis can be done in real time):  

  • Moiré
  • Speckle
  • Holographic interferometry
  • Integrated Holo-Shearing system
Department
Contact Person
Companies and Institutions
Agusta
Sitael Aerospace
Bosch
Mer Mec
Centro Ricerche Fiat, Enginsoft
MBL Solutions – Inglass, etc.)
university and research centre (i.e. Univ. of Nottingham
Univ. of Manchester
University of Washington, Seattle
University of California, San Diego
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
Institute of Micromechanics and Photonics, Warsaw University of Technology
Dep. de Ingeniería Mecánica, Univ. de Zaragoza
ublin City University
Trinity College
McGill University, Canada
ENEA
CALEF
CETMA
Centro Laser