Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr Francesco Ciampa

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Contact details

Room: 4E 2.24
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 386383
Email: f.ciampa@bath.ac.uk

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PhD supervision

Interested in supervising students studying;

  • non-destructive evaluation and structural health monitoring
  • nonlinear elastic wave spectroscopy
  • smart materials and structures for NDE and SHM
  • acoustic/elastic metamaterials
  • space debris impact damage.

BSc, MSc, PhD

Profile

Dr Francesco Ciampa is a Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering and a member of the Materials and Structures Research Centre (MAST).

His research area is in acousto-ultrasonic wave propagation and smart structures for non-destructive evaluation (NDE) and structural health monitoring (SHM).

Dr Ciampa holds both a BSc in Aerospace Engineering and an MSc in Astronautic Engineering from the University Sapienza of Rome. He began his research career by working on the BepiColombo mission to the planet Mercury at the Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology (IAPS-INAF) of Rome.

In 2008 Dr Ciampa joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath to undertake a PhD in structural health monitoring systems for impacted isotropic and composite structures. His research was sponsored by Airbus UK and Great Western Research.

After completing his PhD in 2012, Dr Ciampa was employed by the University of Bath as a research associate, where he worked on an UK-RCNDE and an EU-funded project. He developed novel nonlinear multi-scale material models for 3D finite element simulations as well as nonlinear elastic wave spectroscopy techniques capable of imaging damages in metallic and composite materials. Dr Ciampa was promoted to Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in 2014.

Dr Ciampa is an active reviewer of international journals and he is collaborating with different groups at the University of Bath, other European research teams, industries and national agencies.

Research

Dr Ciampa’s research is multi-disciplinary encompassing different engineering disciplines, materials science, numerical analysis, advanced mathematics and physics, and it can be applied to different engineering sectors, from aeronautics to space, civil, nuclear, power generation and marine. Current research interests include:

  • Non-destructive evaluation and structural health monitoring techniques for low and hyper-velocity impact localisation and damage detection in isotropic and composite structures.
  • Finite Element modelling of the various damage modes and the wave propagation experienced by the real structure under in-service loads.
  • Multifunctional smart materials and structures for the inspection of advanced materials and de-icing applications.
  • Acoustic/elastic metamaterials including acoustic cloaking and superlensing.

Teaching units

  • Composite Materials
  • Spacecraft Engineering

Publications

Book Sections

Boccardi, S., Calla, D. B., Malfense-Fierro, G.-P., Ciampa, F. and Meo, M., 2015. Nonlinear Damage Detection and Localisation Using a Time Domain Approach. In: Structural Health Monitoring 2015. .

Ciampa, F., Pickering, S., Scarselli, G. and Meo, M., 2014. Nonlinear damage detection in composite structures using bispectral analysis. In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering.Vol. 9064. .

Ciampa, F., Scarselli, G., Pickering, S., Meo, M. and Gianpiccolo, A., 2014. Nonlinear Elastic Tomography using sparse array measurements. In: 7th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring. .

Ciampa, F. and Meo, M., 2011. Acoustic emission localization in a composite stiffened panel using a time reversal algorithm. In: Composite Science and Technology.Vol. 471-472. Zurich-Durnten: Trans Tech Publications, pp. 910-915. (Key Engineering Materials)

Articles

Scarselli, G., Ciampa, F., Nicassio, F. and Meo, M., 2017. Non-linear methods based on ultrasonic waves to analyse disbonds in single lap joints. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science

Ciampa, F., Scarselli, G. and Meo, M., 2017. On the generation of nonlinear damage resonance intermodulation for elastic wave spectroscopy. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141 (4), pp. 2364-2374.

Ciampa, F., Pickering, S. G., Scarselli, G. and Meo, M., 2016. Nonlinear imaging of damage in composite structures using sparse ultrasonic sensor arrays. Structural Control and Health Monitoring

Ciampa, F., Boccardi, S. and Meo, M., 2016. Factors affecting the imaging of the impact location with inverse filtering and diffuse wave fields. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 27 (11), pp. 1523-1533.

Scarselli, G., Nicassio, F., Pinto, F., Ciampa, F., Iervolino, O. and Meo, M., 2016. A novel bistable energy harvesting concept. Smart Materials and Structures

Angioni, S., Ciampa, F., Pinto, F., Scarselli, G., Almond, D. and Meo, M., 2016. An analytical model for defect depth estimation using pulsed thermography. Experimental Mechanics

Ciampa, F., Scarselli, G., Pickering, S. and Meo, M., 2015. Nonlinear elastic wave tomography for the imaging of corrosion damage. Ultrasonics, 62, pp. 147-155.

Ciampa, F. and Meo, M., 2015. Nonlinear imaging method using second order phase symmetry analysis and inverse filtering. Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, 34 (2), pp. 1-6.

Malfense-Fierro, G. P., Ciampa, F., Ginzburg, D., Onder, E. and Meo, M., 2015. Nonlinear ultrasound modelling and validation of fatigue damage. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 343, pp. 121-130.

Ciampa, F., Angioni, S., Pinto, F., Scarselli, G., Almond, D. and Meo, M., 2015. Modelling of Thermal Wave Propagation in Damaged Composites with Internal Source. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 9437.

Ciampa, F., Onder, E., Barbieri, E. and Meo, M., 2014. Detection and Modelling of Nonlinear Elastic Response in Damaged Composite Structures. Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, 33 (4), pp. 515-521.

Ciampa, F. and Meo, M., 2014. Impact localization on a composite tail rotor blade using an inverse filtering approach. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 25 (15), pp. 1950-1958.

Ciampa, F., Barbieri, E. and Meo, M., 2014. Modelling of multiscale nonlinear interaction of elastic waves with three-dimensional cracks. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 135 (6), pp. 3209-3220.

Ciampa, F., Meo, M. and Barbieri, E., 2012. Impact localization in composite structures of arbitrary cross section. Structural Health Monitoring - An International Journal, 11 (6), pp. 643-655.

Pinto, F., Ciampa, F., Meo, M. and Polimeno, U., 2012. Multifunctional SMArt composite material for in situ NDT/SHM and de-icing. Smart Materials and Structures, 21 (10), 105010.

Ciampa, F. and Meo, M., 2012. Impact detection in anisotropic materials using a time reversal approach. Structural Health Monitoring - An International Journal, 11 (1), pp. 43-49.

Ciampa, F. and Meo, M., 2012. Imaging non-classical elastic nonlinearities using reciprocal time reversal and phase symmetry analysis. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 8348, 83480P.

Pinto, F., Ciampa, F., Polimeno, U. and Meo, M., 2012. In-situ damage detection in SMA reinforced CFRP. Proceedings of SPIE, 8345, 83452V.

Ciampa, F. and Meo, M., 2012. Nonlinear elastic imaging using reciprocal time reversal and third order symmetry analysis. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 131 (6), pp. 4316-4323.

Ciampa, F. and Meo, M., 2011. Acoustic emission localization in complex dissipative anisotropic structures using a one-channel reciprocal time reversal method. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 130 (1), pp. 168-175.

Ciampa, F. and Meo, M., 2011. Acoustic emission source localization in anisotropic structures with diffuse field conditions using a time reversal approach. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 7984, 798416.

Capezzuto, F., Ciampa, F., Carotenuto, G., Meo, M., Milella, E. and Nicolais, F., 2010. A smart multifunctional polymer nanocomposites layer for the estimation of low-velocity impact damage in composite structures. Composite Structures, 92 (8), pp. 1913-1919.

Ciampa, F. and Meo, M., 2010. A new algorithm for acoustic emission localization and flexural group velocity determination in anisotropic structures. Composites Part A Applied Science and Manufacturing, 41 (12), pp. 1777-1786.

Ciampa, F. and Meo, M., 2010. Acoustic emission source localization and velocity determination of the fundamental mode A0 using wavelet analysis and a Newton-based optimization technique. Smart Materials and Structures, 19 (4), 045027.

Conference or Workshop Items

Boccardi, S., Calla, D. B., Malfense Fierro, G. P., Ciampa, F. and Meo, M., 2016. Nonlinear damage detection and localization using a time domain approach. In: Yu, T., Gyekenyesi, A. L., Shull, P. J. and Wu, H. F., eds. Nondestructive Characterization and Monitoring of Advanced Materials, Aerospace, and Civil Infrastructure 2016, 2016-03-21 - 2016-03-24. SPIE. (Proceedings of SPIE; 9804)

Malfense Fierro, G. P., Ginzburg, D., Ciampa, F. and Meo, M., 2016. Nonlinear thermosonics and laser vibrometry for barely visible impact damage of a composite stiffener panel. In: Yu, T., Gyekenyesi, A. L., Shull, P. J. and Wu, H. F., eds. Nondestructive Characterization and Monitoring of Advanced Materials, Aerospace, and Civil Infrastructure 2016, 2016-03-21 - 2016-03-24. SPIE. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering)

De Simone, M. E., Boccardi, S., Ciampa, F. and Meo, M., 2016. A linearized impact localization algorithm for the health monitoring of aerospace components. In: 8th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, EWSHM 2016, 2016-07-05 - 2016-07-08. NDT.net, pp. 1773-1782.

Ciampa, F., 2014. Nonlinear Ultrasonic NDE. In: RCNDE Early Stage Reseracher Networking Event, 2014-03-04 - 2014-03-05, Strathclyde University.

Ciampa, F. and Meo, M., 2013. Impact detection on a helicopter composite rotor blade. In: 9th International Conference on Composite Science And Technology, 2013-04-24 - 2013-04-26.

Ciampa, F. and Meo, M., 2010. A new wavelet based algorithm for impact identificationand group velocity determination in composite structures. In: 5th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, 2010-06-28 - 2010-07-02.

Thesis

Ciampa, F., 2012. Structural Health Monitoring Systems for Impacted Isotropic and Anisotropic Structures. Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)). University of Bath.

Non-academic press

Ciampa, F., Scarselli, G., Ginzburg, D. and Meo, M., 2015. Non-destructive testing techniques based on nonlinear methods for assessment of debonding in single lap joints. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering

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