The research activity dealing with the design of aircraft and spacecraft aims at the development of innovative solutions and efficient computational models. Particular attention is paid to:
- Development of numerically efficient stick models for the analysis of complex structures made of metallic and composite materials. 1D and 2D models are mainly used, and multifield capabilities are accounted for.
- The design of innovative architectures.
- Aeroelastic analysis of wings and panels.
- The design of inflatable structures.
Carrera E., Zappino E.. "Carrera Unified Formulation for Free-Vibration Analysis of Aircraft Structures", AIAA Journal (2016), 54(1), pp. 280-292
Carrera E., Pagani A.. "Accurate Response of Wing Structures to Free-Vibration, Load Factors, and Nonstructural Masses", AIAA Journal (2016), 54(1), pp. 227-241
Petrolo M., Carrera E., D'Ottavio M., De Visser C., Pàtek Z., Janda Z.. "On the development of the Anuloid, a disk-shaped VTOL aircraft for urban areas", Advances in Aircraft and Spacecraft Science (2014), 1(3), pp. 353-378
Carrera E., Pagani A., Petrolo M.. "Classical, Refined, and Component-Wise Analysis of Reinforced-Shell Wing Structures", AIAA Journal (2013), Vol. 51, 5, pp. 1255-1268
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