Modelling and Simulation

Modelling and Simulation Area conducts applied research and provides product/process innovation services, using the most advanced CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) technologies, with support of experimental activities of characterization and development of materials and components.


  • numerical modeling of complex physical phenomena (thermo-fluid dynamic analysis, structural analysis, multiphase systems, heat exchange, convection, conduction, radiation, fluid-structure interaction, dynamic analysis, impact, crash, explosions, process analysis, casting simulation)
  • Virtual testing
  • Development and validation of numerical and experimental methods for the study of physical and mechanical behavior of polymers, composites and ceramics
  • high-performance computing (grid computing) and immersive visualization (Virtual Reality Center)

Modeling and simulation activities are supported, where necessary, by process experimental testing (in lab scale and pilot scale), testing, monitoring and control activities.