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My research interests are in the field of mechanical metamaterials - negative Poisson's ratio and negative stiffness materials. I design, model and manufacture auxetic foams, composites and cellular structures for structural integrity, vibration damping, vibroacoustiics and multifunctional applications. I also develop predictive micromechanical and structural models for energy dissipation performance in composite and polymeric structures.
I am also involved in the modelling, manufacturing and characterizatio of natural fibre reinforcements for composites (sisal, agave, cactus), and recycled polymers (originated from rubber tyres). Other works include the development of biocomposites with fossil and bio-based matrices. Activities are also carried out to develop structural materials using synthetic biology and biomimetics.
Another set of research activities I carry out is about nanostructures modelling and design, with particular emphasis on graphene, CNTs, BN, ZnO and GaN nanostructures. Special focus of the nanostructures-related activities is about the mechanical characterisation of the nanomaterials for applications ranging between nanocomposites to NEMS.
Visiting Professor, Zhejiang University
1 Mar 2015 → 28 Feb 2018
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A sequential multiscale technique to evaluate the mechanical behaviour of hybrid composites containing carbon fibre and silica microparticlesViana Ribeiro, F. J., Ribeiro Filho, S. L. M., Silveira, M. E., Hallak Panzera, T., Scarpa, F. & Passaia Tonatto, M. L., 15 Jun 2023, In: Composite Structures. 314, 11 p., 116977.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-review1 Citation (Scopus)
Zhang, W., Neville, R. M., Zhang, D., Yuan, J., Lakes, R. & Scarpa, F., 15 Aug 2023, In: Composite Structures. 318, 117068.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen Access2 Citations (Scopus)
Cyclic compression behaviour of multilayered nanostructured foams: numerical meso scale modelling and experimental validationMontero, I., Sesana, R., D'hers, S. & Scarpa, F., 1 Jan 2023, In: Engineering Failure Analysis. 143, B, 13 p., 106903.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-review2 Citations (Scopus)
.INP file for Design Space and Manufacturing of programmable 4D printed continuous flax fibre composite hygrmorphs
.INP codes for the paper "Design of 3D and 4D printed continuous fibre composites via an evolutionary algorithm and voxel-based Finite Elements: application to natural fibre hygromorphs"
Scarpa, Fabrizio (Recipient), 2013
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Fabrizio Scarpa (Editor)2017
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