In the broadly defined area of solid mechanics, aerospace systems and structures often pose the most challenging problems and demanding requirements in terms of performance, weight and reliability. Hence, engineers and scientists working in this area must use sophisticated modeling techniques and advanced materials in order to come up with designs that excel in their performance. This is the objective of the solid mechanics group at ITA.

Research Areas

  • Advanced composite materials.

  • Structural optimization with uncertain loads.

  • Smart structures.