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Soluzioni Ingegneria is a high skilled engineering team with all around competences reached in universities, PhD, European projects and in field applications thanks to several industrial collaborations.
The team mission is to develop innovative technologies by using acquired competences and finally reach the market’s requests.
Soluzioni Ingegneria was founded in 2004 and began dealing with mechanical system dynamics, but in the past years has reached all-around competences on many different disciplines: vehicle dynamics (road and rail), structural vibro-acoustic and certifications. SI team members are actually working in a recent start up company and share the common goal to apply break-through technologies on intelligent surfaces active control.
The high profiled curriculum reached by the company has leaded to more than 50 publications on the worldwide scientific scenario, congress/workshops attendance and 3 patents both on vehicle dynamics and vibro-acoustic field.
Today Soluzioni Ingegneria joins:
Active collaborations with national/international Universities (Ph.D. programs, Master lectures and assistance professor, Master and Bachelors degrees, training of graduating students, European research projects,…).
Several research partnerships on demand are performed together with national and international private companies.
A net of up to 10 multidisciplinary professional skilled supporters to satisfy specific project’s requirements.
Born in Spoleto (PG, Italy) in 1979, founds Soluzioni Ingegneria in 2004 as a research start up for transfer innovation. Marco operates as head of divisions, projects, services and methodologies.
From 2007 he has been researcher at Politecnico di Milano, Mechanical Department, and involved in the European project on Vehicle Dynamic and Structural Vibrations. In 2007 he reached a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical System Dynamics and Diagnosis at Politecnico di Milano, Mechanical Department, Faculty of Industrial Engineering.
Marco has more than 30 publications on international conferences and scientific journals.
He is the inventor of 3 international patents applied both on vehicle dynamics and structural dynamics.
Since 2006, Elisabetta supports Soluzioni Ingegneria as senior partner engineer for Automotive, Machinery, Safety and Eco Mobility applications. Since 2007 she’s post-doc for Politecnico di Milano, Mechanical Department, and involved in Pirelli Tyre system S.p.A. research project.
In 2007 receives the Ph.D degree in Mechanical System Dynamic and Diagnostic at Politecnico di Milano, Mechanical Department, Faculty of Industrial Engineering. Elisabetta has more than 30 publications on international conferences and scientific journals.
Niccolò Taroni was born in Lecco (LC, Italy) in 1986.
Niccolò supports Soluzioni Ingegneria as analyst engineer for both Noise & Vibration and Automotive applications.
In 2011 he receives the Master of Science degree in Mechanical System Dynamics and Diagnostic at Politecnico di Milano, Department of Mechanic, Faculty of Industrial Engineering.
The developed research thesis has been sponsored by MV Agusta and mainly concerns the dynamic interaction between driver and motorcycle. A new proposed methodology aims to objectify subjective driving feelings.
Stability of a vehicle is mandatory for the safety of both driver, passengers and other road users. Because of their own nature, motorcycle are affected by unstable vibration modes like weave and wobble. Soluzioni Ingegneria developed a methodology to detect in real time the rise of such unstable vibration modes before their effects become uncontrollable.
Low speed braking vibration phenomena have been observed in order to better comprehend their causes and to quantify the achievable improvements due to vehicle parameters modifications. The same investigation has been extended to vehicle equipped with ABS system with the target to decouple the ABS engagement with respect to the bending structural vibrations. FEM model of the vehicle frame has been created and validated with respect to results of experimental modal analysis. The numerical model of the frame has been exploited to define structural modifications to avoid the coupling of structural vibrations with ABS engagement.
The comfort perception of a scooter driver is deeply affected by vehicle’s suspensions. Such components are needed to filter road roughness and irregularities and their design strongly depends from vehicle’s characteristics. The project has target to develop a methodology to design both front and rear suspensions, optimized from the point of view of driving comfort, with a vehicle-independent approach. A Computer Aided Engineering tool has been developed in order to provide an user-friendly interface that drives the designer through the application of the proposed methodology for quickly analyse and optimize different type of suspension.
Motor vehicle riding comfort is mainly affected by road roughness and volumetric engine inertial unbalances. The vibration generated by these last propagates till the rider through engine mounts, main frame and subsystems that are physically connected to the driver. Thus, an innovative approach to reduce the negative effects of inertial unbalances could consist in an optimal design of mounting system.
The aim of this work is to develop a methodology able to numerically predict inertial engine unbalances due to the crank mechanism and eventually to the countershaft, and to reduce the consequent propagating vibrations transmitted to the frame via engine mounts optimizing their layout.
Reference: 20110506 EVR project article_v03
Reciprocating engine inertia unbalances affect motorcycle driver comfort . These forces are transmitted to the driver through the main frame, the engine mounts, and the auxiliary sub systems – all components with which he physically comes into contact. To reduce driver vibration exposure the modal response of structures with which the driver comes into contact has been modified.
An experimental methodology, capable of identifying local vibration modes was developed and numerical models were used to study structural modifications. Both an handlebar equipped with an innovative multi reciprocating tuned mass damper and a footplate with modified geometry to minimize nodal displacement of the footrest beam binding were designed, developed and installed on a vehicle. Modal investigations were then performed in order to predict modification efficiency.
Finally, in order to test modification efficiency, the modified components were experimentally compared by means of modal investigations and roller bench tests.
The common structural layout of a scooter expects the transmission block, including engine and rear wheel, to be connected to the vehicle frame via rear suspension and engine hanger. In particular this last component transmits to the vehicle frame, and then to the driver, both engine vibrations and longitudinal and lateral tire’s forces. Thus it has a crucial relevance on scooter’s comfort and handling behaviour. The target of the project is to develop a methodology to design engine hanger mounts (in terms of their position, geometrical data, stiffness, etc.) in order to assure improved comfort and handling performances of the vehicle.
Nowadays automotive field pays increasing attention to energy savings, fuel economy and vehicle’s environmental impact. This leads to more strict design constrains and often to the need to combine traditional powertrains based on Internal Combustion Engine with Electric drivelines. The idea to combine ICE and Electric Motors, creating a vehicle with Parallel Hybrid Powertrain, has been applied to a scooter with the target to design a powertrain system with the following functionalities: electric motor is used for regular use at low speed while endothermic engine is used, even in combined mode with the electric one, when higher power is requested by the driver. The entire hybrid driveline has been designed, numerically modelled and its prototype has been created and tested on road.
Numerical model of fully electric two-wheeled vehicle has been developed and validated on the base of experimental data. Such model has been exploited as the starting point to create models of hybrid vehicles with innovative powertrain layouts both in the category of Series Hybrid and Parallel Hybrid. An optimizing methodology has been developed and implemented in order to run sensitivity analysis on vehicle parameters, to find the optimal sizing of each component of the powertrain and to verify obtained results according to fuel/energy consumption international standards.
The present project refers to the study of the ride comfort of two-wheeled vehicles that represents an increasingly relevant aspect of the dynamic of the vehicle. The aim of the work is to develop a methodology to evaluate the ride comfort starting from data acquired during on road experimental tests. At the same time an investigation on a statistical population of drivers has been carried out in order to obtain a feedback about subjective perception of comfort for each tested vehicle. The obtained results were compared with the results coming from the subjective perception. At the end both the pros and cons of each proposed method were discussed.
Reference: 20110505 Comfort Article_Rev04
Partner: MV Agusta
The aim of this work is to investigate how the driver’s movements influences the behaviour of the motorcycle. In the past, many interesting researches about this topic were made to examine the coupled effects in the lateral dynamics of the global mechanical system, but only in a numerical approach, most of all through multi-body models. In this paper, the interaction between motorcycle and rider is analysed in an experimental way, using a sport motorbike. A non – contact vision – based measurement system was developed to identify the position of the driver, using a camera and a target fixed to the pilot’s back. During the analysis, the physical quantities concerning the system’s dynamic are summarized by means of synthesis indices deriving from bibliography or developed specifically for this work.
Reference: 20110620 Driver’s movements influence on the lateral dynamic of a sport motorbike_ver4
International Conference on the latest methods and technologies of virtual test driving.
A reference microcar has been instrumented. The geometrical mass distribution, suspension and steering parameters have been achieved in order to implement a numerical model. Experimental tests have been performed: steering pad at constant speed (steady state) and step steer at different speeds (transient). These tests have been performed on different surfaces and a numerical model has been implemented in IPG CarMaker® (link a Partnership/IPG nel sito). The experimental and numerical results have been compared in order to increase model reliability: the matching between experimental and numerical tests is acceptably good, as the worst error is lower than 10%.
Reference: 2012 PEZZOLA M., LEO E., TARONI N., PALETTI L., CHUNG C. Micro-car handling behaviour for both the steady state and transient maneuver: Numerical VS Experimental Comparison for Model validation.
The main goal of this project is the estimation the potential friction coefficient of a given road/surface. The tests refer to two typical driving scenarios: longitudinal and lateral moderate transient, to be understood as the minimum threshold on longitudinal/lateral acceleration level required to guarantee reliable potential friction estimation within a certain discretization. The algorithm is implemented on virtual vehicle in order to estimate logic efficiency via numerical simulation approach and then on real time devices in order to experimentally verify the performances of the system.
Reference: 2013 E. LEO, M. E. PEZZOLA, N. BOLOGNESI, L. FORNARI, M. SABATINI, F. CHELI Potential friction estimation both for the longitudinal and lateral moderate transient behaviour ATZ Chassis.Tech plus 2013 (4th International Munich Chassis Symposium) 13-14 June 2013 / Munich.
Adaptive driver assistance systems offer great potential to safety and comfort improvement. The goal is to use ADAS to increase traffic safety, traffic efficiency and improve the sustainability of the vehicle. The goal of the research work is to exploit the friction estimation to improve the systems belonging to the “road dependent” category. In particular, in the following paper, two different ADAS system has been investigated: Curve Speed Warning (hereunder CSW) system and Collision Avoidance System (CAS). Both the logics, including the potential friction knowledge, will be proposed and dis-cussed. The developed algorithms have been implemented in a numerical simulation code to evaluate critical scenarios and to numerically estimate the benefits. At the end, to experimentally verify the performances, the algorithms have been implemented on a real-time board on vehicle and an alert will be given to the driver in critical conditions. Different tests scenarios will be proposed and discussed.
Reference: 2013 E. LEO, M. E. PEZZOLA, S. AGOSTONI, M. SABATINI, F. MANCOSU, F. CHELI ADAS systems improvement via potential friction knowledge: logics, performance, critical scenarios, on-board implementation ATZ Chassis.Tech plus 2013 (4th International Munich Chassis Symposium) 13-14 June 2013 / Munich.
Partner: IPG (Toyota)
The reach of high performances in terms of driving comfort represents an increasingly relevant target for car manufacturers. A methodology to evaluate driving comfort performances of a vehicle from numerical simulations has been proposed. Such approach would represent an innovative way to design vehicles monitoring comfort performances during the entire design process. Comfort indices based on numerical simulations results have been developed assuring the possibility to replicate their calculation via experimental data thanks to data recorded via vehicle CAN bus or dedicated sensors. This would allow the validation of the proposed methodology and the comparison of numerically and experimentally computed indices.
Partner: KYMCO – IPG – MV Agusta
While driving a vehicle both the driver and the vehicle itself are affected by mechanical vibrations. Such vibrations may have different sources (engine block or road unevenness) and depending on this also the vibration’s transfer path to the frame would be different (engine mounts or tyres and suspensions). Finally the effect of mechanical vibrations could be observed from the point of view of the driver, perceiving different levels of comfort, or of the structures, that will be affected by fatigue stresses. The target of the project is to characterise vibrations sources, to detect their transfer path and finally to observe their effect on driver and/or structures with the final goal to improve driving comfort and detect possible critical conditions for structure fatigue resistance. Each step of the project would be performed adopting both numerical and experimental approach.
Partner: VALRISK – STUDIO ARES
Soluzioni Ingegneria is active in the field of “safety on working place” with the following activities:
- Noise and vibration exposition risk evaluation and measurements;
- Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) and exposition risk evaluation and measurement;
- Chemical risk evaluation;
- On-safety training courses.
Partner: VALRISK – STUDIO ARES
Soluzioni Ingegneria operates in the field of certification of working machines according to the European standard 2006/42/CE. Performed actives are:
- certification of conformity to the 2006/42/CE standard;
- support in machine design.
As the exclusive TÜV certification dealer for coaches in Italy, Soluzioni Ingegneria provides several test with its own instrument tools according to the following standards:
Auxiliary system absorption:
The provided service can be customized according to customer needs including additional services:
Soluzioni Ingegneria provides certification services for products and plants according to following standards:
The ISO 3744 provides the guideline for sound power measurement of noise sources through sound pressure evaluation;
The UNI EN 1151-2-2006 fixes the security parameters for pumps and rotor-dynamic pumps having a rated power input below 200W and used for heating installations such as domestic hot water.
Soluzioni Ingegneria in involved in self founded research project about active sound control system that allows structures to defy acoustic noise within the use of an idle quantity of power. The system uses piezo-electric patches located on planar surfaces and controls vibrations caused by external noises, converting generally passive structures into active ones.
Partner: HST – Esselunga
Vibro-acoustic phenomena are exploited to obtain diagnostic functionalities: a mechanical synergy is created between the diagnostic system and the passive structure to be monitored. From the analysis of vibrations of the monitored structures it is possible to recognize specific events. By using of customized sensing devices it is possible to exploit the existing structure both as mechanical vibration recorder and as noise emitter. Thanks to this functionality the diagnostic system can be also exploited as innovative alarm system able to detect both noise and vibrations.
The innovative technology developed with HST and based on piezoelectric material is used to actuate and record noise to/from surfaces. The installed patches, which can be well hidden into domestic or office buildings environment, can be used as sound speakers for music or both for emission and acquisition of acoustic signals in case the system needs also the voice recording function (i.e. for voip calls, ect). Finally, such functionalities can be combined to those related to diagnostics and the whole system can be easily managed via wireless home network and a specifically developed application.
Mechanical vibrations can be considered as energy transmitter and because of this they can be exploited to arrange an Energy Harvesting system. The innovative technology developed with HST and based on piezoelectric material has been demonstrates to be suitable for this kind of applications. In fact, while piezoelectric sensors are used to perform monitoring or diagnostic applications, energetic harvesting can be arranged converting mechanical vibrations into electrical power.
According to the specific need of customers and partners, Soluzioni Ingegneria develops customized software tools for CAE applications.
Below some of the functionality performed by the developed codes:
New generation smartphones are equipped with several sensors such as GPS, accelerometer, gyroscopes etc. Moreover, new generation processors are capable of real time and offline data analysis with an acceptable reliability. The main aim of this project is to implement vehicle dynamics routines into a smartphone as conventional Apps, without the need of external sensors or data acquisition devices.
Soluzioni Ingegneria offers its support in technical consultancy for civil and penal lawsuits. In particular the members of the team have experience in road accident reconstruction and dynamical analysis of accidents.
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Since 2010 Soluzioni Ingegneria has strengthened a technical partnership with IPG Automotive for skilled engineering consultancies.
In 2013, Soluzioni Ingegneria becomes the official commercial dealer for IPG Automotive software (CarMaker, MotorcycleMaker, TruckMaker) and HIL platform and the exclusive supplier for the Italian market.
Since it was born in 2004, Soluzioni Ingegneria has strengthened technical partnerships with companies involved in its own fields of activity. Such partnerships grown year by year becoming solid and successful cooperations.
Since 2004 Soluzioni Ingegneria is a technical partner for TÜV Italia, providing services according to international standards: Since 2010 Soluzioni Ingegneria owns the 33% of HST S.r.l and it’s responsible for the R&D department. The main collaborations with HST deal with:
Since 2004 Soluzioni Ingegneria is a technical partner for TÜV Italia, providing services according to international standards:
Since 2010 Soluzioni Ingegneria owns the 33% of HST S.r.l and it’s responsible for the R&D department. The main collaborations with HST deal with:
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Since it was born Soluzioni Ingegneria has constantly put efforts towards technical innovation. Moreover it has been deeply involved in research activities referred to different scientific areas. Thanks to this it collected more than 70 national and international scientific papers and 3 international patents. Beside this the list of references of Soluzioni Ingegneria is completed by the whole list of companies that choose it as technical partner and by its participation in technical committee for international standards definition.
1) Brake squeal reduction:vibration monitoring and corrective action. (No. EP I14163128.3 of 02/04/2014). Right of usage: Soluzioni Ingegneria srl. (*)
2) Transmission of information over functional structure having a different function (No. EP I14034 of 10/19/2014). Right of usage: Soluzioni Ingegneria srl.
3) Alarm System with Objects operating both as sensors and as actuators PCT/EP2013/066441 of 06/08/2013). Right of usage: HST srl.
4) Method and system to estimate potential friction between a vehicle tyre and a rolling surface (No. MI2013A000983 of 14/06/2013). Right of usage: Pirelli SpA.
5) Motorcycle with air suspensions (No. EP20070122393 of 05/12/2007). Right of usage: Terra Modena srl.
Authors of all the patents: SI members.
(*) The research project has been co-founded by INVITALIA.
Since 2012 Soluzioni Ingegneria is Italian delegation of technical board ISO standards TC22/SC9/WG11 Simulation and Validation.
The target of the activity is the definition of new ISO standards regarding:
- Passenger cars — Vehicle dynamic simulation and validation — Steady-state circular driving behaviour;
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