PASTA LAB is a research group belonging to the Aerospace Section of the Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Naples “Federico II”.
The Aerospace Section has a long tradition dating its roots back in 1926, when the Laboratory of Aeronautical Structures was established by Gen. Prof. Umberto Nobile, famous designer, pilot of airships and polar explorer. It was a result of cooperative collaboration of previous academic institutions active in the fields of aeronautics and space sciences. More than eighty years of continuing research and developments have built a solid and accredited tradition of excellence based upon a strong relationship between the academic community, the aerospace industry and the research centres, locally and internationally.
Perform research & development throughout all the specific vibro-acoustic themes
- Develop and improve the reputation of its laboratory
Contribute to the best training of aerospace and mechanical engineers & researchers
Keep and enlarge the relationships with other research groups at worldwide scale
The Section plays an important role in the European Scientific Community through a continuous contribution to the key European funded research projects; furthermore, stable collaborations with the European and US Universities certify an established tradition of education and research in the aerospace sciences.
The pasta-Lab group has its focus on vibroacoustics and non-linear structural analyses. Behind any problems, the group has been motivated and guide by the principle of increasing complexity. Each engineering problem has to be faced by using simple models and/or looking at the state-of-art, since it is agreed that any innovation can be based only on a solid background experience.