Early Stage Researchers

ESR 9: Design of crashworthy composite aerostructures

Raffaele Vinciguerra

Project: Design of crashworthy composite aerostructures

Nationality: Italian

Host Institution: Former Member @Bombardier


Supervisors:

  • Sam Wilson (Bombardier)
  • Derek Simpson (Bombardier)
  • Martin Gillen (Bombardier)
  • Brian Falzon (QUB)
  • Giuseppe Catalanotti (QUB)

Start Date: 25 September 2017

PhD Status: Former Member


Secondments:

  • QUB (11 weeks, Hosts: Brian Falzon, Giuseppe Catalanotti)
  • UPAT (1 month, Host: Georgios Lampeas)

Work Package: 5

Email: rvinciguerra01@qub.ac.uk

Professional Experience

Bombardier Aerospace, Short Brothers plc, Belfast, UK

Position: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Early Stage Researcher


  • - Project title: Design of crashworthy composite aerostructures
09/2017 - present

FCA Group, Centro Ricerche Fiat S.C.p.A., Pomigliano D'Arco, Italy

Position: Post-degree Researcher


  • - Project title: Multiscale Method to determine Cohesive Zone Model parameters of Metal/Composite Hybrid Joints for automotive applications
03/2017 - 09/2017

C.I.R.A. Italian Aerospace Research Centre S.C.p.A., Capua, Italy

Position: Pre-degree Intern


  • - Project title: A numerical study on the behaviour of composite material laminates under impact using cohesive elements
03/2016 - 08/2016

Education

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, UK
  • Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • - Project title: Design of crashworthy composite aerostructures
2017 - present

DICMaPI, Universitá degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II", Naples, Italy
  • Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering
  • - Degree with summa cum laude
  • - Master thesis: Studio Numerico sul Comportamento all’impatto di Laminati in Materiale Composito con Elementi Coesivi
2013 - 2016

DICMaPI, Universitá degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II", Naples, Italy
  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
2009 - 2013

Research Interests

I am mainly interested in the study of composite materials and their application in structures, in order to understand their behaviour and to achieve their full potential. Working at Bombardier Aerospace and being part of the ICONIC project provides me with the opportunity to look at the application of composite materials specifically in the aerospace sector and to develop new ideas in the field, particularly the response to high strain rate events.

Publications

Conference Papers

M. Basso, R. Vinciguerra (2017). Multiscale Method to determine Cohesive Zone Model parameters of Metal/Composite Hybrid Joints for Automotive applications. Digimat Users' Meeting 2017, Berlin, Germany, 4-6th October 2017.


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