The Machine Design Reasearch Group develops methods for design, analysis and experimental validation of mechanical components and systems, including rehabilitation, assistive and sports equipment, with the aim of ensuring in service performance, usability and structural integrity. The research activities cover engineering simulation and calculation methods as well as material strength characterization, experimental bench testing on prototypes and on-the-field data acquisition by means of sensors and precision equipment.
The analysis of the mechanical behaviour of materials and prototype components is carried out in two laboratories, for a total of 450 m2. The fields of investigation range from basic to applied research for different industrial sectors, like automotive, machine construction, appliances and engineering structures in general as well as sports and rehabilitation equipment.
People and Laboratories
Department of Industrial Engineering
University of Padova
Via Venezia, 1, 35131 Padova (PD), Italy