Several teaching, research and computational laboratories, the “Enrico Bernardi” library, the “Enrico Bernardi” museum are available. The laboratories occupy a total area of over 4500 square meters and are equipped with state-of-the-art testing systems and instruments. As an example, the Department of Industrial Engineering invested over 4 million Euros in the period 2010-2016 to acquire new technical-scientific plants and equipment for research and teaching, largely financed by private entities and industrial companies.

Laboratory of Space Systems

Responsible: Prof. Alessandro Francesconi

  • Numerical simulation of the dynamics of satellites, space robotic systems and proximity operations and capture of orbiting objects
  • Simulation of the proximity motion between spacecraft in zero gravity conditions on a low friction plane
  • Study of the dynamics of multibody systems through the use of an anthropomorphic robotic arm
  • Simulation of the attitude dynamics of nanosatellites using a simulator with low friction joint

Laboratory of Computational Fluid Dynamics

Responsible: Prof. Francesco Picano

  • Numerical analysis techniques applied to fluid dynamics
  • Fluid dynamics models commonly uses for aerospace and industrial engineering flows
  • Use of softwares for fluid dynamics simulation

    Laboratory of Aerospace Structures

    Responsible: Proff. Ugo Galvanetto & Mirco Zaccariotto

    • Experimental verification of the superposition principle
    • Study of the phenomenon of instability of structures subjected to peak load
    • Analysis of the state of deformation in mechanical components
    • Study of the mechanical properties of materials

    Laboratory of Space propulsion

    Responsible: Prof. Daniele Pavarin / collaborator prof. Francesco Barato

    • Design and / or numerical simulation of hybrid and liquid chemical thrusters for space applications
    • Design and / or numerical simulation of subsystems for chemical thrusters
    • Design and construction of sounding rockets
    • Numerical simulation of plasma thrusters for small satellites
    • Numerical simulation of innovative plasma antennas

    Laboratory of ipervelocity impact

    Responsible: Prof. Alessandro Francesconi

    • Performing high and hyper-speed impact tests on materials, protective shields, structural parts and components for satellites
    • Experimental study of hyper-fast impact dynamics using high-speed video, evaluation of the dynamic response of components (vibrations and shocks) and post-impact damage analysis using vision systems and ultra-sound scans
    • Experimental study of the fragmentation of satellite materials and components
    • Numerical simulation of the dynamics of impact at high and hyper-speed, using commercial hydrocodes and software developed internally for the study of the fragmentation of satellites following high-energy collisions