Welcome to the Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures

Welcome to the Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures

CMAS Lab participated in ITHEC 2014 in Bremen, Germany


From October 27th to 28th, 2014, the 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Thermoplastic Composites (ITHEC 2014) took place in Bremen, Germany. The Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures was represented by Professor Dr. Paolo Ermanni and Dr. Joanna Wong.

Professor Ermanni gave a presentation on "Electro Bonded Laminates for High Performance 3D Morphing Structures" based on the collaborative work of Dr. Andrea Bergamini and recent CMAS alumni Dr. Wolfram Raither and Dr. Luigi Di Lillo.

Author: R. Kussmaul | Date: 20.11.2014 | Details: »»

CMAS Lab participated in the latest Workshop on Morphing Airfoils for UAVs


The latest Workshop on Morphing Airfoils for UAVs, organized by the members of the CHANGE project (Combined morphing assessment software using flight envelope data and mission based morphing prototype wing development), took place on October 13th in Braunschweig, Germany.

The Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive structures participated with the Ph.D. student Giulio Molinari contributing with a talk entitled "Design and Realization of a Compliant Adaptable Wing", in which he presented his concept of a morphing wing with embedded piezoelectric actuators.

Author: D. Montenegro | Date: 03.11.2014 | Details: »»

CMAS participated at ICAST 2014 in The Hague, Netherlands


Between October 6th and 8th the 25th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies (ICAST 2014) was held in The Hague, Netherlands.

The Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures participated with a Keynote Speech from Professor Paolo Ermanni, as well as two contributions: "Minimum Energy Cross-Well Actuation of Bistable Piezocomposite Unsymmetric Cross-ply Plates" by Dr. Andres Arrieta, and "Concurrent Design of Adaptively Damped Structures" by Dr. Tommaso Delpero and Dr. Andrea Bergamini.

Author: J. Maldonado | Date: 16.10.2014 | Details: »»

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Last publications

The Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures Lab participates in the Zurich Heart project.

The goal of this project is to develop a hyperelastic hybrid membrane for a biomimetic blood propulsion system.

Our research in this project focuses on the optimization of the pump chamber to minimize the mechanical loading on the hybrid membrane and the blood.

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