Politecnico di Milano // POLIMI
Politecnico di Milano was founded in 1863, two years after the Italian unification. Today it is the largest technical university in Italy able to attract more than 40.000 students both from Italy and abroad. Politecnico di Milano offers several BSc, MSc and PhD courses in six different schools of Architecture, Engineering and Industrial Design. In 2013 it is ranked 28th in the World (9th in Europe) in the category Engineering & Technology.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering (Dipartimento di Meccanica) is located in Milan, Campus Bovisa and is one of the largest departments of Politecnico (about 100 Faculty staff, 60 Administrative/Technical staff and more than 100 PhD students and post-doc positions). It is actively involved in many National and European research projects and in research contracts with national and international private companies.
The participants in CORSAIR are in the Machine and Vehicle Design research group and have a solid reputation and experience in surface treatments and coating processes. In particular they have developed a solid expertise in numerical simulation of surface treatments and processes (shot peening, deep rolling, nitriding, cold spray) and in microstructural and mechanical characterization of the treated materials/parts.
Main Contribution to CORSAIR
POLIMI is the coordinator of the project and will lead the management activity (WP10). The scientific role in the project is mainly related to the development of the numerical multiscale models of Cold Spray for the determination of the critical velocity and the assessment of the characteristics of the treated surfaces (WP2, which is led by POLIMI) aimed at optimizing the process parameters and to the definition and the execution of the experiments for the microstructural and mechanical characterization of the lab specimens and of real scale components (surface characterization, fatigue behavior, high temperature fatigue) (WP5, WP6). A significant contribution is also expected in WP1and WP9.