Gabriella
Epasto
Email: 
gabriella.epasto@unime.it

ALTRE INFORMAZIONI

SSD: ING-IND/14
Profilo: Professori Associati

CURRICULUM

Curriculum

ISTRUZIONE E FORMAZIONE
• Luglio 2003 - Laurea in Ingegneria dei Materiali con la votazione di 110/110 e lode accademica.
• Aprile 2008 - Conseguimento del titolo di Dottore di Ricerca in Ingegneria e Chimica dei Materiali.

POSIZIONE ATTUALE  
• Da Novembre 2021
Professore Associato presso il Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Università degli Studi di Messina. Settore Scientifico Disciplinare: ING-IND/14, Progettazione meccanica e costruzione di macchine.

ABILITAZIONE SCIENTIFICA NAZIONALE (ASN)
• Dal 10/04/2017 ad oggi
Conseguimento dell’abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale per la seconda Fascia nel settore concorsuale 09/A3 Progettazione Industriale, Costruzione di Macchine e Metallurgia.
• Dal 07/11/2018 ad oggi
Conseguimento dell’abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale per la prima fascia nel settore concorsuale 09/A3 Progettazione Industriale, Costruzione di Macchine e Metallurgia.

ATTIVITÀ ISTITUZIONALI
• Da Novembre 2015
Membro del Collegio dei Docenti del Dottorato di Ricerca in “Ingegneria e chimica dei materiali e delle Costruzioni” dell’Università degli Studi di Messina.
• Da Marzo 2019 ad Ottobre 2021
  Componente del Gruppo di AQ/Riesame del Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria Meccanica.
• Da Novembre 2019 ad Ottobre 2021
  Vice Coordinatore del Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria Meccanica dell'Università degli Studi di Messina.
• Da Ottobre 2021
  Nomina, per il triennio 2021-2024, di Delegato del Direttore del Dipartimento di Ingegneria per i Rapporti con lo SBA.

ATTIVITÀ DIDATTICA
Dall'A.A. 2015/2016 ad oggi: Titolare dell'insegnamento “Analisi  sperimentali e numeriche per la progettazione meccanica” presso il Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria Meccanica.
Dall'A.A. 2014/2015 all'A.A. 2018/2019: Titolare dell'insegnamento “Biomeccanica degli sport” presso il Corso di Laurea Triennale in Scienze Motorie, Sport e Salute.
Dall'A.A. 2019/2020: Titolare dell'insegnamento “Analisi sperimentali e numeriche per applicazioni navali" presso il Corso di Laurea Triennale in Scienze e Tecnologie della Navigazione.
A.A. 2021/2022: Titolare dell'unità didattica “Metodologie della progettazione meccanica”, modulo dell’insegnamento di "Progettazione Meccanica" presso il Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria Meccanica.

ESPERIENZE PROFESSIONALI FINALIZZATE AD ATTIVITÀ DI RICERCA
 •2009 - 2011
Assegno di Ricerca “Simulazioni dinamiche in campo automobilistico” nell’ambito del progetto “MIMOSA” (“MIcrovettura con propulsione ecologica, MOdulare e Sicura ad elevata versAtilità d’impiego”).
 •2012 - 2014
Assegno di Ricerca "Analisi sperimentale di giunti saldati in acciai ordinari e speciali al titanio per applicazioni nei trasporti e nelle macchine di sollevamento" nell’ambito del progetto PON01_02380 “STEM-STELO Sviluppo e messa a punto di sistemi e tecnologie per la realizzazione di Macchine e per il miglioramento della logistica di progetto e dei trasporti eccezionali”.
 •Giugno 2010 e 2012
Conseguimento della patente di operatore termografico di I° e II° livello rilasciata dall’Infrared Training Center di Stoccolma e certificata RINA.

PREMI PER ATTIVITÀ DI RICERCA
• II Semestre 2004
Vincitrice della prestigiosa borsa di studio della Fondazione Bonino - Pulejo di Messina, svolta presso il Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica, dei Materiali, Materie Prime e Metallurgia dell’Università degli Studi “La Sapienza” di Roma.
• Settembre 2013
Riconoscimento per l’articolo “Collapse modes in aluminium honeycomb sandwich panels under bending and impact loading” (autori: V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino) che è risultato essere tra i 25 articoli più citati pubblicati dalla rivista International Journal of Impact Engineering nel 2012.
• Maggio 2014
Riconoscimento per l’articolo “Low-velocity impact strength of sandwich materials” (autori: V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino) che è risultato essere tra i 10 articoli più citati pubblicati dalla rivista Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials nel periodo 2010 e 2011.
• 2016
Riconoscimento “Highly cited papers” per l’articolo V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino (2013). Comparison of aluminium sandwiches for light-weight ship structures: honeycomb vs. foam. MARINE STRUCTURES, vol. 30, p. 74-96.
• Dicembre 2017
Ammessa al finanziamento delle attività base di ricerca (FFABR).
• Dicembre 2021
Ammessa al finanziamento delle attività base di ricerca (FFABR-UNIME).

RISULTATI DELLA VQR 2015 – 2019
• 4 prodotti classificati in classe A (Eccellente ed estremamente rilevante).
• prodotti scientifici presentati da altri coautori per la valutazione: 1 prodotto classificato come eccellente ed estremamente rilevante (classe A); 2 prodotti classificati come eccellenti (classe B).
 
PARTECIPAZIONE A PROGETTI DI RICERCA
•da Giugno 2020: Progetto PON 2014-2020 “Sviluppo di Micro e Nanotecnolgie per la Predittività, la Diagnosi, la Terapia e i Trattamenti Rigenerativi delle Alterazioni Patologiche dell’Osso e Osteo-Articolari - BONE++”. Codice Progetto: ARS001_693
•2017 - 2019: PRIN (Bando 2015) “Characterization of Laser/Electron - Beam welded JOINTs made by dissimilar materials for aeronautical applications - CLEBJOINT”. Codice progetto: 2015PN8CEA_003
•2012 - 2015: Progetto di Ricerca “CERISI" (Centro di Eccellenza Ricerca e Innovazione Strutture e Infrastrutture di grandi dimensioni) Progetto di ricerca industriale nell’ambito del PON “Ricerca e Competitività 2007-2013” Regioni Convergenza. Codice progetto: A03_00422
•2012 - 2015: Progetto di Ricerca PON "Ricerca e Competitività 2007-2013" “HIDRA”. Titolo " Nuove metodologie per la riduzione dell’impatto ambientale e dei consumi energetici durante la fase di produzione e di esercizio di imbarcazioni da diporto". Codice progetto: PON02_00153_2939534
•2011 - 2015: Progetto di Ricerca “STEM-STELO” (“Sistemi e TEcnologie per la realizzazione di Macchine per lo Sviluppo dei Trasporti Eccezionali e della LOgistica di progetto”), Progetto di ricerca industriale nell’ambito del PON “Ricerca e Competitività 2007-2013” Regioni Convergenza. Codice progetto: PON01_02380
•2009- 2013: Progetto di Ricerca “LIVE” (Veicoli leggeri eco-compatibili ottimizzati per il trasporto persone), Industria 2015: Progetto di innovazione industriale Mobilità Sostenibile. Codice progetto: MS01_00007
•2009: Progetto di Ricerca “MIMOSA” (Microvettura con propulsione ecologica, modulare e sicura ad elevata versatilità d’impiego)
•2004 - 2007: Progetto di Ricerca Industriale cofinanziato dal MIUR (fondi MIUR - FAR) n. 12278 dal titolo "Nuove tecnologie per la valutazione del degrado ed il controllo di strutture in calcestruzzo armato precompresso".
 
COLLABORAZIONI SCIENTIFICHE
Southern Illinois University, United States (Prof. S. Abrate)
Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal (Dr. Sutherland)
Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania (Prof. E. Linul)
University of Nebraska Lincoln, United States (Dr. H. Mozafari)
Hitit Universit, Turkey (Dr. E. Kara)
Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland (Prof. W. Grabon)
Qatar University, Doha, Qatar (Prof. A.M. Hamouda)
Università di Trieste (Prof. A. Marinò)
Università di Napoli Federico II (Proff. A. Astarita, I. Papa, F. Scherillo, A. Squillace)
Università di Palermo (Proff. D. Cerniglia, B. Zuccarello)
Università di Firenze (Prof. G. Campatelli, Prof. D. Vangi)
Hp Hydraulic Spa
MT Ortho Srl
TRENITALIA Spa
 
ATTIVITÀ DI EDITOR DI RIVISTE 
Associate Editor della rivista con Impact Factor "Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science".
Guest Editor della rivista con Impact Factor "Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science" per la pubblicazione di uno special issue: "Lightweight design in transportation engineering".
Membro dell’Editorial Board della rivista “Annals of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Rehabilitation”.
Membro dell'Editorial Board della rivista “Designs” - Indexed in Scopus. ​
 
PUBBLICAZIONI (FONTE SCOPUS) 47
NUMERO DI CITAZIONI (FONTE SCOPUS) 1186
h-INDEX (FONTE SCOPUS) 21
 
ELENCO PUBBLICAZIONI SU RIVISTA CON IMPACT FACTOR
─ C. Militello, G. Epasto, F. Bongiorno, B. Zuccarello. First lamina hybridization of high performance CFRP with Kevlar fibers: Effect on impact behavior and nondestructive evaluation (2022).  Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, DOI: 10.1080/15376494.2022.2029639
─ G. Palomba, V. Crupi, G. Epasto. Additively manufactured lightweight monitoring drones: Design and experimental investigation (2022). Polymer, 124557.
─ I. Papa, E. Manco, G. Epasto, V. Lopresto, Squillace A. Impact behaviour and non destructive evaluation of 3D printed reinforced composites (2021). Composite Structures. 115112.
─ G. Palomba, G. Epasto, V. Crupi. Lightweight sandwich structures for marine applications: a review. Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures (2021). 1-26.
─ G. Palomba, G. Epasto, L. Sutherland, V. Crupi. Aluminium honeycomb sandwich as a design alternative for lightweight marine structures (2021). Ships and Offshore Structures, 1-12.
─ V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino, A. Marinò. Influence of weld-porosity defects on fatigue strength of ah36 butt joints used in ship structures (2021). Metals, 11 (3), art. no. 444: 1-18. 
─ G. Epasto, F. Distefano, H. Mozafari, E. Linul, V. Crupi. Nondestructive evaluation of aluminium foam panels subjected to impact loading (2021). Applied Sciences, 11 (3), art. no. 1148: 1-18.
─ G. Epasto, F. Distefano, R. Mineo, E. Guglielmino. Subject-specific finite element analysis of a lumbar cage produced by electron beam melting (2019). Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, 57 (12): 2771-2781.
─ N. Montinaro, G. Epasto, D. Cerniglia, E. Guglielmino. Laser ultrasonics for defect evaluation on coated railway axles (2020). NDT and E International, 116, art. no. 102321.
─ C. Militello, F. Bongiorno, G. Epasto, B. Zuccarello. Low-velocity impact behaviour of green epoxy biocomposite laminates reinforced by sisal fibers. (2020). Composite Structures, 253, art. no. 112744.
─ G. Epasto, F. Distefano, L. Gu, H. Mozafari, E. Linul. Design and optimization of Metallic Foam Shell protective device against flying ballast impact damage in railway axles (2020). Materials and Design, 196, art. no. 109120.
─ A. Astarita, G. Campatelli, P. Corigliano, G. Epasto, F. Montevecchi, F. Scherillo, G. Venturini (2019). Microstructure and mechanical properties of specimens produced using the wire-arc additive manufacturing process. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science (In press).
─ G. Palomba, V. Crupi, G. Epasto. (2019). Collapse modes of aluminium honeycomb sandwich structures under fatigue bending loading. Thin-Walled Structures, 145, 106363.
─ N. Montinaro, G. Epasto, D. Cerniglia, E. Guglielmino. (2019). Laser ultrasonics inspection for defect evaluation on train wheel. NDT & E International, 107, 102145.
─ D. D'Andrea, G. Epasto, A. Bonanno, E. Guglielmino, G. Benazzi (2019). Failure analysis of anti-friction coating for cylinder blocks in axial piston pumps. Engineering Failure Analysis, 104, 126-138.
─ G. Epasto, G. Palomba, D. D'Andrea, E. Guglielmino, S. Di Bella, F. Traina (2019). Ti-6Al-4V ELI microlattice structures manufactured by electron beam melting: Effect of unit cell dimensions and morphology on mechanical behaviour. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 753, 31-41.
─ Palomba, G., Epasto, G., Crupi, V., Guglielmino, E. Single and double-layer honeycomb sandwich panels under impact loading”. International Journal of Impact Engineering –121, 2018: 77-90
─ H. Mozafari, A. Eyvazian, A.M. Hamouda, V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Gugliemino. “Numerical and experimental investigation of corrugated tubes under lateral compression”. International Journal of Crashworthiness –23(4), 2018: 461-473.
─ S. Abrate, G. Epasto, E. Kara, V. Crupi, E. Guglielmino, H. Aykul. “Computed tomography analysis of impact response of lightweight sandwich panels with micro lattice core”. Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part C, 232(8):1348–1362, 2018.
─ V. Crupi, E. Kara, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino, H. Aykul. “Theoretical and experimental analysis for the impact response of glass fibre reinforced aluminium honeycomb sandwiches”. Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials, 20(1): 42-69, 2018.
─ V. Crupi, E. Kara, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino, H. Aykul. “Static behavior of lattice structures produced via direct metal laser sintering technology”. Materials and Design, Vol. 135, n. 5, pp. 246-256, 2017.
─ P. Corigliano, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino, G. Risitano. “Fatigue analysis of marine welded joints by means of DIC and IR images during static and fatigue tests”. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 183: 26-38, 2017. ​
─ P. Corigliano, V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino, N. Maugeri, A. Marinò. “Experimental and theoretical analyses of Iroko wood laminates”. Composites Part B: Engineering, 112(1):251-264, 2017.
─ V. Bucci, P. Corigliano, V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino, A. Marinò. “Experimental investigation on Iroko wood used in shipbuilding”. Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part C, 231(1): 128-139, 2017.
─ V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino, A. Squillace. “Influence of microstructure [alpha + beta and beta] on very high cycle fatigue behaviour of Ti-6Al-4V alloy”. International Journal of Fatigue, 95: 64-75, 2017.
─ V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino. “Internal damage investigation of composites subjected to low-velocity impact”. Experimental Techniques, 50(2) 2: 555 - 568, 2016.
─ H. Mozafari, S. Khatami, H. Molatefi, V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino. “Finite element analysis of foam-filled honeycomb structures under impact loading and crashworthiness design”. International Journal of Crashworthiness, 21(2): 148-160, 2016.
─ V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino, G. Risitano. "Analysis of temperature and fracture surface of AISI4140 steel in very high cycle fatigue regime". Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 80: 22 -30, 2015
─ H. Mozafari, H. Molatefi, V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino. “In plane compressive response and crushing of foam filled aluminum honeycombs”. Journal of Composite Materials, 49(26): 3215–3228, 2015.
─ V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino, G. Risitano. “Thermographic method for very high cycle fatigue design in transportation engineering”. Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part C, 229(7): 1260-1270, 2015.
─ V. Crupi, E. Kara, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino, H. Aykul. “Prediction model for the impact response of glass fibre reinforced aluminium foam sandwiches”. International Journal of Impact Engineering, 77: 97 – 107, 2015.
─ V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino, H. Mozafari, S. Najafian. “Computed tomography-based reconstruction and finite element modelling of honeycomb sandwiches under low-velocity impacts”. Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials, 16(4): 377-397, 2014.
─ G. Epasto, A. Foti, E. Guglielmino, M. A. Rosa. “Total hip arthroplasty by using a cementless ultrashort stem: A subject-specific finite element analysis for a young patient clinical case”. Journal of Engineering in Medicine, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers - Part H, 227(7): 757-766, 2013
─ V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino. “Comparison of aluminium sandwiches for lightweight ship structures: Honeycomb vs. foam”. Marine Structures, 30(9): 74-96, 2013.
─ V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino. “Collapse modes in aluminium honeycomb sandwich panels under bending and impact loading”. International Journal of Impact Engineering, 43(2): 6 – 15, 2012.
─ V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino. “Impact Response of Aluminum Foam Sandwiches for Light-Weight Ship Structures”. Metals, 1: 98-112, 2011.
─ V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino. “Low-velocity impact strength of sandwich materials”. Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials, 13(4):409 - 426, 2011.
─ G. Epasto, E. Proverbio, V. Venturi. “Evaluation of fire-damaged concrete using impact-echo method”. Materials and Structures, 43: 235-245, 2010.

 

    Curriculum

    CURRENT EMPLOYMENT
    Since 8/11/2021: Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering of the University of Messina, Italy Scientific field (SSD): ING/IND-14 “Mechanical Design and Machine Construction”.
     
    EDUCATION
    17/04/2008: PhD degree in “Engineering and Chemistry of Materials” (XX cycle) from the University of Messina, Italy.
    16/07/2003: Laurea degree cum Laude in Materials Engineering from the University of Messina, Italy.
     
    NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC QUALIFICATION (ASN)
    Since 07/11/2018: Achievement of the national scientific qualification as Full Professor in the competition sector 09/A3 Industrial Design, Machine Construction and Metallurgy.
    Since 10/04/2017: Achievement of the national scientific qualification as Associate Professor in the competition sector 09/A3 Industrial Design, Machine Construction and Metallurgy.
     
    INSTITUTIONAL ACTIVITY
    Since November 2019 to October 2021: Deputy Coordinator of the Master's Degree Course in Mechanical Engineering of the University of Messina.
    Since March 2019 to October 2021: Member of the Quality Assurance Group of the Master's Degree Course in Mechanical Engineering of the University of Messina.
    From February 2016 to March 2019: Delegate of the Coordinator of the Master's Degree Course in Mechanical Engineering within the Commission for Orientation and Tutoring of the Engineering Department of the University of Messina.
    Since November 2015: Member of Scientific Board of the PhD School in “Chemistry and Engineering of Materials and Constructions” of the University of Messina, Italy.
     
    TEACHING
    Academic year 2021/22: Course title: “Mechanical design methodology” (SSD: ING/IND-14; CFU 6).
    Since academic year 2019/20: Course title: “Experimental and numerical analyses for naval applications” (SSD: ING/IND-14; CFU 6).
    Since academic year 2015/16: Course title: “Experimental and numerical analysis for mechanical design” (SSD: ING/IND-14; CFU 6).
    Academic years 2014/15-2017/18: Course title: “Sports Biomechanics” (SSD: ING/IND-34; CFU 3)
    Since 2015: Advisor of 40 Bachelor degree theses in Industrial Engineering, Sciences and Technologies of Navigation and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Sport science, Sciences and techniques of sport, preventive and adapted activities of the University of Messina.

    PARTICIPATION IN EDITORIAL BOARD OF JOURNALS
    Since 14/12/2020: Member of the Editorial Board of the journal “Designs” - Indexed in Scopus.
    Since 22/11/2016: Associate Editor of the journal “Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science” (JMES). Impact factor: 1.762 (JCR Science Edition 2021).
    Guest Editor of the following Special Issue for JMES: 7 November 2016 - "Lightweight Design in Transportation Engineering", Vol. 232, Issue 8, April 2018.

    FUNDED PROJECTS
    Participation to Research Projects
    2021 – 2023: PON Project "SistEmi di campiOnamento avio-trasportabiLi per il contrOllo dell’inquinamento" - EOLO. Code: ARS01_01044
    2020 – 2023: PON 2014-2020 Project “Sviluppo di Micro e Nanotecnologie per la Predittività, la Diagnosi, la Terapia e i Trattamenti Rigenerativi delle Alterazioni Patologiche dell’Osso e Osteo-Articolari - BONE++”. Code: ARS001_693
    2017 – 2019: PRIN (Call 2015) “Characterization of Laser/Electron - Beam welded JOINTs made by dissimilar materials for aeronautical applications - CLEBJOINT”. Code: 2015PN8CEA_003
    2012 – 2015: PON CERISI: Centro di Eccellenza Ricerca e Innovazione Strutture e Infrastrutture di grandi dimensioni. Research and Competitiveness 2007 - 2013. Code: A03_00422
    2012 – 2015: PON HIDRA: " “Nuove metodologie per la riduzione dell’impatto ambientale e dei consumi energetici durante la fase di produzione e di esercizio di imbarcazioni da diporto" Code: PON02_00153_2939534
    2011 – 2015: PON STEM-STELO: “Sistemi e TEcnologie per la realizzazione di Macchine per lo Sviluppo dei Trasporti Eccezionali e della LOgistica di progetto”. Code: PON01_02380
    2009- 2013: LIVE - Veicoli leggeri eco-compatibili ottimizzati per il trasporto persone”, Factory 2015. Code: MS01_00007
    2009: MIMOSA: “MIcrovettura con propulsione ecologica, MOdulare e Sicura ad elevata versAtilità d’impiego””
    2004 – 2007: "Nuove tecnologie per la valutazione del degrado ed il controllo di strutture in calcestruzzo armato precompresso” (MIUR-FAR) n. 12278
     
    AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS FOR RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
    26/06/2004: Winner, by competition, of the prestigious scholarship of the Bonino - Pulejo Foundation of Messina, reserved for those who have graduated cum laude in the Universities of Sicily and Calabria.
    13/09/2013: Recognition for the article "Collapse modes in aluminum honeycomb sandwich panels under bending and impact loading" (authors: V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino) which was found to be among the 25 most cited articles published by the International Journal of Impact Engineering in 2012.
    28/05/2014: Recognition for the article "Low-velocity impact strength of sandwich materials" (authors: V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino) which was found to be among the 10 most cited articles published by the Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials in the period 2010 and 2011.
    2016: "Highly cited papers" recognition for the article V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino (2013). Comparison of aluminum sandwiches for light-weight ship structures: honeycomb vs. foam. Marine Structures, vol. 30, p. 74-96.
    05/12/2017: Beneficiary of the Funding for Basic Activities Related to Research (FFABR).
    05/12/2018: Beneficiary of the 2017 and 2018 Teachers Award of the University of Messina.
    December 2021: Beneficiary of the Funding for Basic Activities Related to Research from University of Messina (FFABR - UNIME).
     
    RESULTS OF VQR 2015 - 2019
    - 4 products classified in class A (Excellent and extremely relevant).
    - scientific products submitted by other co-authors for evaluation: 1 product classified as excellent and extremely relevant; 2 products classified as excellent.
     
    RESEARCH TOPICS
    Non-destructive evaluation by traditional and innovative techniques.
    Mechanics of traditional and innovative materials for the light-weight structures design.
    Innovative techniques for the non-destructive inspection of components in the railway field.
    Finite elements analysis and experimental techniques for the study of biomechanical and mechanical systems.
    Mechanical behaviour of metallic materials in high cycle fatigue and very high cycle fatigue regime.
     
    PUBLICATIONS
    Scientific Parameters (SCOPUS):
    47 Publications
    Citations count = 1186
    h-index = 21
     
    SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATIONS
    Southern Illinois University – United States (Prof. S. Abrate)
    Universidade de Lisboa – Portugal (Dr. Sutherland)
    Politehnica University of Timisoara -- Romania (Prof. E. Linul)
    Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, United States (Dr. H. Mozafari)
    Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland (Prof. W. Grabon)
    Hitit Universit – Turkey (Dr. E. Kara)
    Qatar University, Doha – Qatar (Prof. A.M. Hamouda)
    University of Trieste - Italy (Prof. A. Marinò)
    University of Naples Federico II - Italy (Proff. A. Astarita, I. Papa, F. Scherillo, A. Squillace)
    University of Palermo - Italy (Proff. D. Cerniglia; B. Zuccarello)
    University of Florence - Italy (Prof. G. Campatelli, Prof. D. Vangi)
    TRENITALIA Spa
    MT Ortho Srl
     
    SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL WITH IMPACT FACTOR:
    ─ C. Militello, G. Epasto, F. Bongiorno, B. Zuccarello. First lamina hybridization of high performance CFRP with Kevlar fibers: Effect on impact behavior and nondestructive evaluation (2022).  Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, DOI: 10.1080/15376494.2022.2029639
    ─ G. Palomba, V. Crupi, G. Epasto. Additively manufactured lightweight monitoring drones: Design and experimental investigation (2022). Polymer, 124557.
    ─ I. Papa, E. Manco, G. Epasto, V. Lopresto, Squillace A. Impact behaviour and non destructive evaluation of 3D printed reinforced composites (2021). Composite Structures. 115112.
    ─ G. Palomba, G. Epasto, V. Crupi. Lightweight sandwich structures for marine applications: a review. Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures (2021). 1-26.
    ─ G. Palomba, G. Epasto, L. Sutherland, V. Crupi. Aluminium honeycomb sandwich as a design alternative for lightweight marine structures (2021). Ships and Offshore Structures, 1-12.
    ─ V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino, A. Marinò. Influence of weld-porosity defects on fatigue strength of ah36 butt joints used in ship structures (2021). Metals, 11 (3), art. no. 444: 1-18.
    ─ G. Epasto, F. Distefano, H. Mozafari, E. Linul, V. Crupi. Nondestructive evaluation of aluminium foam panels subjected to impact loading (2021). Applied Sciences, 11 (3), art. no. 1148: 1-18.
    ─ G. Epasto, F. Distefano, R. Mineo, E. Guglielmino. Subject-specific finite element analysis of a lumbar cage produced by electron beam melting (2019). Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, 57 (12): 2771-2781.
    ─ N. Montinaro, G. Epasto, D. Cerniglia, E. Guglielmino. Laser ultrasonics for defect evaluation on coated railway axles (2020). NDT and E International, 116, art. no. 102321.
    ─ C. Militello, F. Bongiorno, G. Epasto, B. Zuccarello. Low-velocity impact behaviour of green epoxy biocomposite laminates reinforced by sisal fibers. (2020). Composite Structures, 253, art. no. 112744.
    ─ G. Epasto, F. Distefano, L. Gu, H. Mozafari, E. Linul. Design and optimization of Metallic Foam Shell protective device against flying ballast impact damage in railway axles (2020). Materials and Design, 196, art. no. 109120.
    ─ A. Astarita, G. Campatelli, P. Corigliano, G. Epasto, F. Montevecchi, F. Scherillo, G. Venturini (2019). Microstructure and mechanical properties of specimens produced using the wire-arc additive manufacturing process. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science (In press).
    ─ G. Palomba, V. Crupi, G. Epasto. (2019). Collapse modes of aluminium honeycomb sandwich structures under fatigue bending loading. Thin-Walled Structures, 145, 106363.
    ─ N. Montinaro, G. Epasto, D. Cerniglia, E. Guglielmino. (2019). Laser ultrasonics inspection for defect evaluation on train wheel. NDT & E International, 107, 102145.
    ─ D. D'Andrea, G. Epasto, A. Bonanno, E. Guglielmino, G. Benazzi (2019). Failure analysis of anti-friction coating for cylinder blocks in axial piston pumps. Engineering Failure Analysis, 104, 126-138.
    ─ G. Epasto, G. Palomba, D. D'Andrea, E. Guglielmino, S. Di Bella, F. Traina (2019). Ti-6Al-4V ELI microlattice structures manufactured by electron beam melting: Effect of unit cell dimensions and morphology on mechanical behaviour. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 753, 31-41.
    ─ Palomba, G., Epasto, G., Crupi, V., Guglielmino, E. Single and double-layer honeycomb sandwich panels under impact loading”. International Journal of Impact Engineering –121, 2018: 77-90
    ─ H. Mozafari, A. Eyvazian, A.M. Hamouda, V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Gugliemino. “Numerical and experimental investigation of corrugated tubes under lateral compression”. International Journal of Crashworthiness –23(4), 2018: 461-473.
    ─ S. Abrate, G. Epasto, E. Kara, V. Crupi, E. Guglielmino, H. Aykul. “Computed tomography analysis of impact response of lightweight sandwich panels with micro lattice core”. Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part C, 232(8):1348–1362, 2018.
    ─ V. Crupi, E. Kara, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino, H. Aykul. “Theoretical and experimental analysis for the impact response of glass fibre reinforced aluminium honeycomb sandwiches”. Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials, 20(1): 42-69, 2018.
    ─ V. Crupi, E. Kara, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino, H. Aykul. “Static behavior of lattice structures produced via direct metal laser sintering technology”. Materials and Design, Vol. 135, n. 5, pp. 246-256, 2017.
    ─ P. Corigliano, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino, G. Risitano. “Fatigue analysis of marine welded joints by means of DIC and IR images during static and fatigue tests”. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 183: 26-38, 2017. ​
    ─ P. Corigliano, V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino, N. Maugeri, A. Marinò. “Experimental and theoretical analyses of Iroko wood laminates”. Composites Part B: Engineering, 112(1):251-264, 2017.
    ─ V. Bucci, P. Corigliano, V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino, A. Marinò. “Experimental investigation on Iroko wood used in shipbuilding”. Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part C, 231(1): 128-139, 2017.
    ─ V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino, A. Squillace. “Influence of microstructure [alpha + beta and beta] on very high cycle fatigue behaviour of Ti-6Al-4V alloy”. International Journal of Fatigue, 95: 64-75, 2017.
    ─ V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino. “Internal damage investigation of composites subjected to low-velocity impact”. Experimental Techniques, 50(2) 2: 555 - 568, 2016.
    ─ H. Mozafari, S. Khatami, H. Molatefi, V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino. “Finite element analysis of foam-filled honeycomb structures under impact loading and crashworthiness design”. International Journal of Crashworthiness, 21(2): 148-160, 2016.
    ─ V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino, G. Risitano. "Analysis of temperature and fracture surface of AISI4140 steel in very high cycle fatigue regime". Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 80: 22 -30, 2015
    ─ H. Mozafari, H. Molatefi, V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino. “In plane compressive response and crushing of foam filled aluminum honeycombs”. Journal of Composite Materials, 49(26): 3215–3228, 2015.
    ─ V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino, G. Risitano. “Thermographic method for very high cycle fatigue design in transportation engineering”. Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part C, 229(7): 1260-1270, 2015.
    ─ V. Crupi, E. Kara, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino, H. Aykul. “Prediction model for the impact response of glass fibre reinforced aluminium foam sandwiches”. International Journal of Impact Engineering, 77: 97 – 107, 2015.
    ─ V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino, H. Mozafari, S. Najafian. “Computed tomography-based reconstruction and finite element modelling of honeycomb sandwiches under low-velocity impacts”. Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials, 16(4): 377-397, 2014.
    ─ G. Epasto, A. Foti, E. Guglielmino, M. A. Rosa. “Total hip arthroplasty by using a cementless ultrashort stem: A subject-specific finite element analysis for a young patient clinical case”. Journal of Engineering in Medicine, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers - Part H, 227(7): 757-766, 2013
    ─ V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino. “Comparison of aluminium sandwiches for lightweight ship structures: Honeycomb vs. foam”. Marine Structures, 30(9): 74-96, 2013.
    ─ V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino. “Collapse modes in aluminium honeycomb sandwich panels under bending and impact loading”. International Journal of Impact Engineering, 43(2): 6 – 15, 2012.
    ─ V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino. “Impact Response of Aluminum Foam Sandwiches for Light-Weight Ship Structures”. Metals, 1: 98-112, 2011.
    ─ V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino. “Low-velocity impact strength of sandwich materials”. Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials, 13(4):409 - 426, 2011.
    ─ G. Epasto, E. Proverbio, V. Venturi. “Evaluation of fire-damaged concrete using impact-echo method”. Materials and Structures, 43: 235-245, 2010.
     

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