The scientific activity is focused primarily on these topics:

  • Development of analytical modelling techniques for design of impact attenuators
  • Crash behaviour of automotive structures, road and racing, involving the non-linear dynamic code LS-DYNA
  • Experimental characterization of the mechanical behaviour of energy absorbers with different materials (metal, composite and foams) and geometries in uniaxial loading conditions (static and dynamic)
  • Mathematical models for geothermal heat exchangers