Felice Rubino

Felice Rubino
King Juan Carlos University | URJC · Departamento de Tecnología Mecánica

PhD Mechanical Engineering

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October 2019 - present
University of Naples Federico II
Position
  • PostDoc Position
January 2018 - August 2019
University of Derby
Position
  • Research Associate
January 2014 - March 2015
University of Naples Federico II
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
December 2014 - December 2017
Università degli Studi di Salerno
Field of study
  • Technology and Processing Systems

Publications

Publications (47)
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Sandwich panels with composite laminate skins having [(±45C)2,(0C,0G)4,(±45C)2] stacking sequence (subscript C for carbon fibers, G for glass) and containing barely visible impact damage (BVID) induced on the whole sandwich structure impacted at low energy, were tested in edge after-impact-compression with load direction parallel and transversal to...
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Solar power is a sustainable and affordable source of energy, and has gained interest from academies, companies, and government institutions as a potential and efficient alternative for next-generation energy production. To promote the penetration of solar power in the energy market, solar-generated electricity needs to be cost-competitive with fos...
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This research activity deals with 3D printing composites fabricated by Continuous Fiber/Filament Fabrication with an innovative thermoplastic matrix infilled with microcarbon fiber, i.e., Onyx, and carbon reinforcement. Three groups of additively manufactured samples were printed and tested to evaluate the possibility of avoiding the drilling phase...
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Purpose: – Electron-beam welding has been widely used in industry to join different titanium alloys (Ti-6Al-4V) components. During welding production defects, such as porosity, lack of penetration or thinning are often observed. High-cycle fatigue (HCF) tests have been performed on welded specimens to understand the effect of weld defects on fatigu...
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This work deals with the modelling and numerical simulation of aluminium stiffened panels, assembled by means of friction stir welding (FSW) operations, and subjected to compressive loads that can catastrophically induce buckling (global or local) unstable modes and, subsequently, overall failure. Due to their geometrical complexity, added to local...
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Liquid composite molding techniques are increasingly applied for the manufacturing of fiber‐reinforced plastic components for civil, aerospace, and automotive applications. Being the preform impregnation a key step during the process, resin viscosity should meet the precise requirements. Opportune resin preheating increases its fluency, thus enhanc...
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Solid-state welding processes have become the most integral development in the field of materials joining since its inception and have found widespread usage in many industries. In the past decade, a lot of work has been devoted to friction stir welding and similar processes. However, little attention has been devoted toward ultrasonic welding (USW...
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This paper presents a multiphase approach to the simulation of the fiber impregnation in injection pultrusion processes. The computational fluid dynamics model, implemented and solved in the Ansys-CFX environment, accounts for the presence of two distinct fluid phases, namely resin and air, and for the influence of temperature distribution in the i...
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Components and structures working in the marine environment are exposed to high stresses attributable to the action of wind, waves, and tides. Moreover, they have to face hostile and severe environmental conditions during their lifetime, being placed in the splash zone if not even submerged in saltwater. The application of polymer composites in mar...
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Flexible manufacturing systems have attracted increasing interest especially to produce highly customized components or for manufacturing of prototypes/small batches. Among others, the single point incremental forming (SPIF) process has been successfully applied in several non-structural applications, e.g. architectural lining, decorative element m...
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Injection pultrusion (IP) process is a manufacturing technique for producing advanced fiber reinforced polymers having constant cross-section. Unlike the traditional pultrusion process, in which fibers are impregnated passing through an open bath of liquid resin, in IP the uncured polymer is directly injected within the advancing reinforcement in a...
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The cold spray deposition process has gained interest as a promising technique for producing metallic coatings on polymers and composite materials thank to its low working temperatures. However, poor adhesion of metallic particles on polymeric substrates and the brittle nature of these materials lead to generation of cracks under the impact of the...
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The effect of tool wear on dimensional and geometrical accuracy of holes machined by peck drilling in carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CRFP) and titanium (Ti) stacks is studied. Coated and uncoated tungsten carbide drills of both fine and ultra-fine microstructures are employed to assess the importance of grain size and coating on hole accuracy. Ho...
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AA6082 T6 and MgAZ31 were successfully friction stir lap joined under various regimes of tool rotational and welding speeds. Force evolution as well microstructural evolution have been presented and discussed within the paper. All joints are characterized by the presence of three main metallurgical zones: nugget zone (NZ), dynamic recrystallized zo...
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Thin sheet components are increasingly used in several advanced industries, such as aerospace and automotive. In these sectors, improved mechanical and surface properties are highly demanded meeting, in several cases, also weight and aesthetical requirements. The industrial routes typically involved in the manufacturing of this kind of components a...
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Injection pultrusion (IP) process, which deceptively may look quite simple, is based on several different thermo- chemical and physical phenomena which interact and influence each other. The advancing fibers are pulled through a narrow tapered cavity, namely the injection chamber, that is the first section of the IP die. In this zone, a thermoset r...
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Reinforcement permeability represents crucial parameters in the manufacturing of fiber reinforced composites by liquid composite molding processes (LCM) [1]. Evaluation of fabric permeability is usually challenging and it requires several flow experiments. Indeed, permeability usually presents different values due to the anisotropic nature of texti...
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Heat treatments are widely used in industry to improve the surface behavior of components exposed to external mechanical actions and, therefore, undergoing wear phenomena. If compared to the conventional thermal treatments, induction hardening is an interesting candidate solution when the effect should be limited to the surface without affecting th...
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Conventional and cooling assisted friction stir welded Al–Mg joints were investigated by visual inspection, optical macro plus microscopy, scanning electron micrographs, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, X-ray diffractions, tensile testing and micro hardness indentation. The nugget zone is characterized by onion rings composed of different phas...
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This work deals with the effective modelling and simulation of the behavior of stiffened panels, when subjected to compressive (buckling) loads. Within the Finite Element Method, two numerical strategies are compared, namely the Riks method and the displacement incremental control method, including damping effects. The capabilities and limitations...
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In this paper, the feasibility and capability of friction stir processing to enhance material structure and surface properties of additively manufactured Ti6Al4V plates is investigated. The base material was produced by electron beam melting process and then friction stir processed using a pin less tool to compensate the provides poor surface finis...
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In liquid composite molding processes, such as resin transfer molding (RTM) and vacuum assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM), the resin is drawn through fiber preforms in a closed mold by an induced pressure gradient. Unlike the RTM, where a rigid mold is employed, in VARTM, a flexible bag is commonly used as the upper-half mold. In this case, fa...
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The Cold Gas Dynamic Spray technology, generally referred as Cold Spray, is a relatively new additive manufacturing technique able to produce fully dense coatings through the deposition of particles on a substrate. Fine powders are accelerated to high velocity and projected onto a substrate, upon impact with the target surface, conversion of kineti...
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This article addresses the optimization of curing process for thick composite laminates. The proposed methodology aims at the evaluation of the thermal cycle promoting a desired evolution of the degree of cure inside the material. At the same time, temperature overshooting as well as excessive temperature and cure degree gradient through the thickn...
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Abstract: A procedure to optimise the stacking sequence of a composite fan blade-like structure is proposed in this article. Aim of the optimisation is to minimise weight when respecting deformation, frequency and strain constraints. The literature often deals with stacking sequence optimisation of airplane wings or wind turbine blades whilst less...
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Abstract: Background: Composite materials are widely used in the aerospace, marine and automotive industries. One of their main advantages is that their stacking sequence can be tailored to maximise/minimise a specific structural performance. Efficient and non-computational- expensive algorithms are always needed to find the optimum stacking sequen...
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This paper implements a thermo-mechanical model to simulate the laser treatment effects on a cold-sprayed titanium coating and aluminum substrate. The thermo-mechanical finite element model considers the transient temperature field due to the laser source and applied boundary conditions, using them as input loads for the subsequent stress-strain an...
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Autoclave curing is a common practice to manufacture high temperature thermoset matrix composites. The cycle design and optimization of the temperature-time curve is a key issue for a competitive production. In this paper artificial neural networks (ANN), as a technique of artificial intelligence, were used for prediction of the composite temperatu...
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Titanium coatings are very attractive to several industrial fields, especially aeronautics, due to the enhanced corrosion resistance and wear properties as well as improved compatibility with carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) materials. Cold sprayed titanium coatings, among the others deposition processes, are finding a widespread use in high...
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Injection Pultrusion (IP) is one of the most effective processes, in terms of productivity and costs, to manufacture fiber reinforced polymers. In IP roving of fiber are driven through an injection chamber in which they are impregnated by the resin and then formed in a shaped die. The die is heated in order to cure the resin. Pultruded products are...
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This paper discusses a multi-scale approach for the simulation of preform impregnation and a dielectric flow monitoring system in liquid composite molding processes. A mesoscale unit cell was built based on image analysis of the microstructure of manufactured composite laminates. Bulk permeability and saturation rate were computed at the mesoscale...
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Background Beam models have been proven effective in the preliminary analysis and design of aerospace structures. Accurate cross sectional stiffness constants are however needed, especially when dealing with bending, torsion and bend-twist coupling deformations. Several models have been proposed in the literature, even recently, but a lack of preci...
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Cold gas dynamic spraying (CGDS) is an emerging technique that involves the surface modification in order to provide enhanced surface properties on material substrates. Particles, with size in the range of 1–50 μm, are accelerated by a supersonic jet gas up to 1200 m/s and impact on the substrate surface. Under specific conditions, the metal powder...
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Multi-material lightweight structures are gaining a great deal of attention in several industries, in particular where a trade-off between reduced weight, improved performances, and cost compression is required. Magnesium alloys, such as the zinc-rare earth elements ZE41A alloy, fulfill the first two requirements; however, they are susceptible to c...
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Superplastic forming (SPF) is considered to be a near net shape manufacturing technique, mainly adopted to realize aircraft and automotive parts, which requires relatively high tooling and assembly costs. Furthermore the tuning of the process is a non trivial operation since very limited reliable models have been developed to predict the complex ge...
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Trial and error approach is not a suitable method to optimize the pultrusion process because of the high times required for the start up and the wide range of possible combinations of matrix and reinforcement. On the other hand, numerical approaches can be a suitable solution to test different parameter configuration. One of the main tasks in pultr...
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Liquid composite molding is manufacturing techniques that involve the injection or infusion of catalyzed liquid resin into a mold to impregnate a dry fiber preform. The challenges of LCM processes are related to the obtaining of a complete wetting of the reinforcement as well as a reduction of the void to obtain a final product with high mechanical...
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The objective of the present study was to assess the tribological properties and the wear behavior of silicon carbide and boron carbide ceramics, produced by the plasma pressure compaction sintering process. Reciprocating sliding tests were executed to evaluate the tribological behavior of silicon carbide and boron carbide. Samples of each material...
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The present work discusses some numerical outcomes provided by an integrated analysis of impregnation, thermo-chemical and stress/strain aspects in a conventional pultrusion process. The impregnation models describes resin flow and pressure distribution in the initial portion of the die, solving a non-homogeneous non-isothermal/reactive multiphase...
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The curing process of thermosetting resins plays a key role on the final quality of the composite material components. Soft computing techniques proved to be an efficient method to control and optimize the curing process, replacing the conventional experimental and numerical approaches. In this paper artificial neural network (ANN) and fuzzy logic...
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This paper deals with the study of the enhancement of the tribological properties of AA2024 through the deposition of a titanium coating. In particular two different coatings were studied: (1) untreated titanium coating; and (2) post-deposition laser-treated titanium coating. Titanium grade 2 powders were deposited onto an aluminium alloy AA2024-T3...
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In this paper, a selective laser post-deposition on pure grade II titanium coatings, cold-sprayed on AA2024-T3 sheets, was experimentally and numerically investigated. Morphological features, microstructure, and chemical composition of the treated zone were assessed by means of optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and energy dispersive...
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In this paper, magnesium ZE41A alloy plates were butt joined through friction stir welding (FSW) and Tungsten Inert Gas welding processes. Process-induced microstructures were investigated by optical and SEM observations, EDX microanalysis and microhardness measurements. The effect of a post-welded T5 heat treatment on FSW joints was also assessed....
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The focus of this study is to assess the influence of a selective post-deposition laser treatment on the tribological and wear behavior of a titanium coating layer on aluminum. Titanium grade 2 powders were deposited onto an aluminum alloy AA2024-T3 sheet, by means of cold gas dynamic spray process. A selective laser post-treating was carried out b...
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The aim of the present work is to investigate the feasibility and effects of a selective post-deposition laser treatment on titanium coatings. Commercially pure titanium grade 2 powders were deposited by means of a cold spray process on aluminum alloy AA2024-T3 sheets. The surface treatment of the coating was realized using a 220 W diode laser. The...
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Metallic foams are known for their interesting physical and mechanical properties such as high stiffness, very low specific weight, high compression strength, unusual acoustic and thermal properties and good energy absorption characteristics. These materials are currently manufactured by means of several different processes. The limit of these conv...