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University of Salento
  • Offer Profile
  • The Department focuses on new technologies and aims at promoting and disseminating technology innovation.

    The Department is active in the research fields of: Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Controls and Robotics, Industrial Engineering and Management, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Nanotechnology and Telecommunications.
Product Portfolio
  • Systems for Energy and Environment

    • Monocylinder diesel engine

    • Experimental monocylinder diesel engine, with common rail injection system, fully equipped to study traditional and dual-fuel combustion, with optical accesses and transparent piston.
    • Faster combustion

    • Experimental setup for imaging study of charged hydrocarbon droplet combustion. Faster combustion can be achieved by electrostatically charging liquid fuel to enhance fuel-air mixing.
    • wind farm optimization

    • Numerical and experimental characterization of wind farm in order to optimize the layout
    • Computational modeling

    • Computational modeling and experimental validation of horizontal heat exchangers for GSHPs in linear, slinky and helicoidal configuration.
    • Numerical characterization

    • Numerical and experimental characterization of a plate compact multipass counter flow and locally cross-flow recuperator.
    • Energy certification of buildings

    • Definition of operating procedures for the diagnosis and energy certification of buildings, design of private and public buildings with limited energy consumption and low environmental impact.
    • Stirling engine

    • A pilot plant realized with a Stirling engine with 1 Kw power combined with a biomasses boiler for the production of heat and electric energy.
  • Materials Science and Technology

    • Stereolithography

    • Hydrogel block with a complex channel pattern obtained by stereolithography.
    • Composite materials

    • Filament winding in the composite materials lab at DII.
    • Ultrasonics

    • Ultrasonic probes fitted into the fixtures of a parallel plate rheometer (Rheometric Scientific): pulse-echo (left) and through-transmission (right) configuration.
    • Stereolithography

    • Silica part obtained by stereolithography (green on the right and sintered on the left).
    • Composite materials moulding

    • Bladder moulded composite component.
    • Prototype moulding

    • Prototype moulding obtained using a mix of virgiun and recycled PE (Courtesy Telcom, Ostuni, Italy).
    • Reinforced composite

    • Jute reinforced composite obtained using a cardanol based matrix.
  • Graphics and Software Architectures

      • 3D stereoscopic navigation

      • Immersive 3D stereoscopic navigation through an head Mounted Display within a collaborative virtual environment rendered by the high resolution framework OpenWebTalk. The framework has been projected and developed by the GSA-Lab. In the background the same 3d environment is projected by the stereoscopic projectors.
      • 3D collaborative virtual environment

      • A 3D collaborative virtual environment rendered by the WebTalk04 framework. Through this architecture we can provide collaborative sessions completely configurable.
  • High Energy Physics

      • High energy cosmic ray

      • A very high energy cosmic ray simultaneously detected by the Fluorescence Detector (FD) and the Surface Detector (SD) - 21st May 2007.
  • Structural Mechanics

    • Fiber-reinforced polymer

    • A masonry edge vault strengthened with fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites at the intrados of the lateral arches.The scaled prototype is 2.5m x 2.5m in plan and 1.7m high.
    • Testing

    • Testing of a masonry edge vault: test setup and instrumentation.
    • Uniform loading

    • Masonry edge vault tested under uniform loading: cracking pattern at the intrados of the vault before collapse.
  • Automatic Control

      • Autopilot

      • Autopilot for a virtual prototype aircraft implemented in Adams, the multibody software produced by MSC.Software. The autopilot was part of the Smart Pilot project.
  • Structural Engineering

      • Seismic vulnerability

      • The seismic vulnerability study has been performed on particular kinds of vaults (edge vaults, suared vaults), by finite element analysis and exsperimental modal analysis.
  • Mechanics for Machines and Mechanical Systems

    • Thermo-mechanical stress

    • Integrity state of components subjected to thermo-mechanical stress.
    • Dynamic models

    • Dynamic models of chains.
    • Digital processing of dinamic signals

    • Digital processing of dinamic signals for damage identification.
    • Multilayered structural components

    • Multilayered structural components: dynamic analyses, mode and measurements.
    • Human subjects subjected to vibrations

    • Physiological analyses on human subjects subjected to vibrations.
  • More

    • multi-agent system

    • The image shows a possible application of the ontology to a multi-agent system: the architecture allows the communication between a domain dependent knowledge base and a domain independent knowledge base.
    • Virtual Reality technology

    • The aim of this research activity is the application of the Virtual Reality technology and the haptic devices in the games. The introduction of the force feedback makes it possible to obtain a more realistic simulation feeling the contact with the virtual objects.
    • Web Information System

    • Design of the Web Information System is illustrated a four layer architecture for the modern information systems in which the logic of business process is not wired in the application logic but it is managed in a level on purpose devoted.
    • Augmented Reality

    • Augmented Reality enhances the user's perceptions in the real world because the virtual objects, displaying information that the user cannot directly detect with his senses, help him to perform better real-world tasks.
    • Spectroscopic Ellipsometer

    • Spectroscopic Ellipsometer for the determination of the optical constants, the thickness, roughness, morphologic and conpositional uniformity of thin films, multilayers, and bulk of dielectric, semiconductors, metallic and organic materials
    • Organic optical gas sensors

    • Set-up for the characterization of organic optical gas sensors (c/o CNR-IMM Lecce). Two optical fibers are used for the laser excitation of the film and for the PL collection. The chemical composition of the chamber atmosphere is controlled by mixing dry air with the different analytes (In collaboration with Dr. R. Rella of CNR-IMM Lecce).