Welcome to SIMED group

Structural Integrity and MEchanical Design lab (SIMED Lab) focuses its expertise on the analysis of structural integrity problems in engineering materials and structures. Multiphysics and multidisciplinary approaches are pursued to advance understanding of material behavior and to solve engineering challenges related to damage tolerant design and design against failure. SIMED Lab employs advanced multiscale methods to model: fracturing processes in solids (Phase-Field Method, Cohesive Zone Models), establishment of material constitutive law (cyclic elasto-plastic, visco-plastic effects), fatigue behaviour (low- and high-cycle, thermo-mechanical, variable amplitude), residual stress, material processing and diffusion-driven problems.

SIMED lab is part of the Polytechnic Department of Engineering and Architecture (DPIA) of the University of Udine (UniUD).