Francesco NICASSIO

Francesco NICASSIO

Ricercatore Universitario

Settore Scientifico Disciplinare ING-IND/04: COSTRUZIONI E STRUTTURE AEROSPAZIALI.

Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Innovazione

Centro Ecotekne Pal. O - S.P. 6, Lecce - Monteroni - LECCE (LE)

Ufficio, Piano terra

Curriculum Vitae

Francesco Nicassio is Junior Researcher at University of Salento, Department of Engineering for Innovation. He graduated in Aerospace Engineering at University of Salento on 24th July 2012 with full honours; he has achieved the Ph.D. in Industrial and Mechanical Engineering at University of Salento, on discussing a thesis on the following topic: “Analysis methods and innovative materials for flexible aerospace vehicles”, Tutors: Prof. G. Avanzini, Prof. G. Scarselli. He performed research activities at University of Bath (2014-2015), University “Parthenope” of Naples (2016-2017) and University of Salento since 2013 to now.

He is currently active in the following research fields: structural dynamics; definition of innovative solutions for morphing aircraft structures; power harvesting with bistable materials; advanced structural analysis through optimization codes integrated into structural computation codes; corrosion of aeronautical structures; numerical and experimental vibrational analysis of light structures for NDT/SHM.

He has achieved the following teaching activities (since 2012 to now)

• school year 2012/2013: 

in charge of the Course of “Air Traffic” and “Air Navigation” at “Istituto Tecnologico per i Trasporti aeronautici Euclide”;

• academic year since 2013/2014 to now:

lessons inside the Courses of “Aircraft Design” and “Aerospace Structures” at University of Salento;

• academic year 2015/2016:

in charge of the Course of “Aerospace Structures” for SPIA and MASTCO project, at DTA-Puglia;

• academic year 2016/2017 and 2017/2018:

in charge of the Course of “Space Structures” at ITS-Aerospace-Puglia;

• academic year 2018/2019:

in charge of the Course of “Aerospace Systems” at University of Salento;

• academic year 2019/2020 to now:

in charge of the Course of “Fundamental of helicopter design production and maintenance” at University of Salento.

Didattica

A.A. 2020/2021

FUNDAMENTAL OF HELYCOPTER DESIGN, PRODUCTION AND MAINTENANCE

Degree course AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Course type Laurea Magistrale

Language INGLESE

Credits 6.0

Teaching hours Ore Attività frontale: 54.0

Year taught 2020/2021

For matriculated on 2019/2020

Course year 2

Structure DIPARTIMENTO DI INGEGNERIA DELL'INNOVAZIONE

Subject matter Percorso comune

Location Brindisi

FUNDAMENTAL OF HELYCOPTER DESIGN, PRODUCTION AND MAINTENANCE

Degree course AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Course type Laurea Magistrale

Language INGLESE

Credits 6.0

Teaching hours Ore Attività frontale: 54.0

Year taught 2020/2021

For matriculated on 2020/2021

Course year 1

Structure DIPARTIMENTO DI INGEGNERIA DELL'INNOVAZIONE

Subject matter CURRICULUM AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY

Location Brindisi

FUNDAMENTAL OF HELYCOPTER DESIGN, PRODUCTION AND MAINTENANCE

Degree course AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Course type Laurea Magistrale

Language INGLESE

Credits 6.0

Teaching hours Ore Attività frontale: 54.0

Year taught 2020/2021

For matriculated on 2020/2021

Course year 1

Structure DIPARTIMENTO DI INGEGNERIA DELL'INNOVAZIONE

Subject matter CURRICULUM AEROSPACE DESIGN

Location Brindisi

A.A. 2019/2020

FUNDAMENTAL OF HELYCOPTER DESIGN, PRODUCTION AND MAINTENANCE

Degree course AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Course type Laurea Magistrale

Language INGLESE

Credits 6.0

Teaching hours Ore Attività frontale: 54.0

Year taught 2019/2020

For matriculated on 2018/2019

Course year 2

Structure DIPARTIMENTO DI INGEGNERIA DELL'INNOVAZIONE

Subject matter AEROSPACE ENGINEERING SYSTEMS

Location Brindisi

FUNDAMENTAL OF HELYCOPTER DESIGN, PRODUCTION AND MAINTENANCE

Degree course AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Course type Laurea Magistrale

Language INGLESE

Credits 6.0

Teaching hours Ore Attività frontale: 54.0

Year taught 2019/2020

For matriculated on 2018/2019

Course year 2

Structure DIPARTIMENTO DI INGEGNERIA DELL'INNOVAZIONE

Subject matter MAIN COURSE

Location Brindisi

A.A. 2018/2019

AEROSPACE SYSTEMS

Degree course AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Course type Laurea Magistrale

Language INGLESE

Credits 6.0

Teaching hours Ore Attività frontale: 54.0

Year taught 2018/2019

For matriculated on 2017/2018

Course year 2

Structure DIPARTIMENTO DI INGEGNERIA DELL'INNOVAZIONE

Subject matter PERCORSO COMUNE

Location Brindisi

Torna all'elenco
FUNDAMENTAL OF HELYCOPTER DESIGN, PRODUCTION AND MAINTENANCE

Degree course AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Subject area ING-IND/04

Course type Laurea Magistrale

Credits 6.0

Teaching hours Ore Attività frontale: 54.0

For matriculated on 2019/2020

Year taught 2020/2021

Course year 2

Semestre Primo Semestre (dal 22/09/2020 al 18/12/2020)

Language INGLESE

Subject matter Percorso comune (999)

Location Brindisi

In order to attend the course, students must have a deep knowledge of physics (kinematic, static, dynamic, thermodynamic, electrical, optical, acoustic studies…). Overall, skills on aircraft (configurations and main features) are desirable. The knowledge of aerodynamic, flight mechanics, aeronautic structures and propulsion principles could be an aid for the students.

This course provides basic concepts of helicopter systems, with associated structures and substructures. The course intends to reach the “integrated helicopter view” in which each part is connected to the “helicopter main system”. This interdisciplinary approach facilitates the scientific development of the students.

The course aims at developing the student’s skills of helicopter system. In particular, it is expected that the students will know:

- the main features of helicopter structures;

- the architecture of the main common helicopters;

- the certification specifications about helicopter vehicles;

- the helicopter substructures in a correct manner;

- the mechanical vibrations;

- the fasteners design.

The students are encouraged to:

- carry out simple planning applications;

- estimate order of magnitude of values in case study of a vehicle benchmark;

- learn technical terminology (English vocabulary)

The course is delivered with class activities, where the teacher presents methods, models and experimental experiences.

The exam consists of written and oral tests, based on questions, where the student is required to demonstrate his understanding of some specific facts of helicopter configuration.

- Course introduction

- Basic helicopter structures

- CS 27 & 29

- Main and Tail Rotor

- Flap, Pitch, Lead and Lag Main Rotor DOFs

- Swashplate

- Main Command Line

- Tail Command Line

- Drive System

- Main Gear Box and Boundary Conditions

- Mechanical Vibrations

- Fasteners

This course is a summary of several basic helicopter structures concepts: teaching material has been specifically produced for each lesson and it is provided to the students.

FUNDAMENTAL OF HELYCOPTER DESIGN, PRODUCTION AND MAINTENANCE (ING-IND/04)
FUNDAMENTAL OF HELYCOPTER DESIGN, PRODUCTION AND MAINTENANCE

Degree course AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Subject area ING-IND/04

Course type Laurea Magistrale

Credits 6.0

Teaching hours Ore Attività frontale: 54.0

For matriculated on 2020/2021

Year taught 2020/2021

Course year 1

Semestre Primo Semestre (dal 22/09/2020 al 18/12/2020)

Language INGLESE

Subject matter CURRICULUM AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY (A101)

Location Brindisi

In order to attend the course, students must have a deep knowledge of physics (kinematic, static, dynamic, thermodynamic, electrical, optical, acoustic studies…). Overall, skills on aircraft (configurations and main features) are desirable. The knowledge of aerodynamic, flight mechanics, aeronautic structures and propulsion principles could be an aid for the students.

This course provides basic concepts of helicopter systems, with associated structures and substructures. The course intends to reach the “integrated helicopter view” in which each part is connected to the “helicopter main system”. This interdisciplinary approach facilitates the scientific development of the students.

The course aims at developing the student’s skills of helicopter system. In particular, it is expected that the students will know:

- the main features of helicopter structures;

- the architecture of the main common helicopters;

- the certification specifications about helicopter vehicles;

- the helicopter substructures in a correct manner;

- the mechanical vibrations;

- the fasteners design.

The students are encouraged to:

- carry out simple planning applications;

- estimate order of magnitude of values in case study of a vehicle benchmark;

- learn technical terminology (English vocabulary)

The course is delivered with class activities, where the teacher presents methods, models and experimental experiences.

The exam consists of written and oral tests, based on questions, where the student is required to demonstrate his understanding of some specific facts of helicopter configuration.

- Course introduction

- Basic helicopter structures

- CS 27 & 29

- Main and Tail Rotor

- Flap, Pitch, Lead and Lag Main Rotor DOFs

- Swashplate

- Main Command Line

- Tail Command Line

- Drive System

- Main Gear Box and Boundary Conditions

- Mechanical Vibrations

- Fasteners

This course is a summary of several basic helicopter structures concepts: teaching material has been specifically produced for each lesson and it is provided to the students.

FUNDAMENTAL OF HELYCOPTER DESIGN, PRODUCTION AND MAINTENANCE (ING-IND/04)
FUNDAMENTAL OF HELYCOPTER DESIGN, PRODUCTION AND MAINTENANCE

Degree course AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Subject area ING-IND/04

Course type Laurea Magistrale

Credits 6.0

Teaching hours Ore Attività frontale: 54.0

For matriculated on 2020/2021

Year taught 2020/2021

Course year 1

Semestre Primo Semestre (dal 22/09/2020 al 18/12/2020)

Language INGLESE

Subject matter CURRICULUM AEROSPACE DESIGN (A100)

Location Brindisi

In order to attend the course, students must have a deep knowledge of physics (kinematic, static, dynamic, thermodynamic, electrical, optical, acoustic studies…). Overall, skills on aircraft (configurations and main features) are desirable. The knowledge of aerodynamic, flight mechanics, aeronautic structures and propulsion principles could be an aid for the students.

This course provides basic concepts of helicopter systems, with associated structures and substructures. The course intends to reach the “integrated helicopter view” in which each part is connected to the “helicopter main system”. This interdisciplinary approach facilitates the scientific development of the students.

The course aims at developing the student’s skills of helicopter system. In particular, it is expected that the students will know:

- the main features of helicopter structures;

- the architecture of the main common helicopters;

- the certification specifications about helicopter vehicles;

- the helicopter substructures in a correct manner;

- the mechanical vibrations;

- the fasteners design.

The students are encouraged to:

- carry out simple planning applications;

- estimate order of magnitude of values in case study of a vehicle benchmark;

- learn technical terminology (English vocabulary)

The course is delivered with class activities, where the teacher presents methods, models and experimental experiences.

The exam consists of written and oral tests, based on questions, where the student is required to demonstrate his understanding of some specific facts of helicopter configuration.

- Course introduction

- Basic helicopter structures

- CS 27 & 29

- Main and Tail Rotor

- Flap, Pitch, Lead and Lag Main Rotor DOFs

- Swashplate

- Main Command Line

- Tail Command Line

- Drive System

- Main Gear Box and Boundary Conditions

- Mechanical Vibrations

- Fasteners

This course is a summary of several basic helicopter structures concepts: teaching material has been specifically produced for each lesson and it is provided to the students.

FUNDAMENTAL OF HELYCOPTER DESIGN, PRODUCTION AND MAINTENANCE (ING-IND/04)
FUNDAMENTAL OF HELYCOPTER DESIGN, PRODUCTION AND MAINTENANCE

Degree course AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Subject area ING-IND/04

Course type Laurea Magistrale

Credits 6.0

Teaching hours Ore Attività frontale: 54.0

For matriculated on 2018/2019

Year taught 2019/2020

Course year 2

Semestre Primo Semestre (dal 23/09/2019 al 20/12/2019)

Language INGLESE

Subject matter AEROSPACE ENGINEERING SYSTEMS (A89)

Location Brindisi

In order to attend the course, students must have a deep knowledge of physics (kinematic, static, dynamic, thermodynamic, electrical, optical, acoustic studies…). Overall, skills on aircraft (configurations and main features) are desirable. The knowledge of aerodynamic, flight mechanics, aeronautic structures and propulsion principles could be an aid for the students.

This course provides basic concepts of helicopter systems, with associated structures and substructures. The course intends to reach the “integrated helicopter view” in which each part is connected to the “helicopter main system”. This interdisciplinary approach facilitates the scientific development of the students.

The course aims at developing the student’s skills of helicopter system. In particular, it is expected that the students will know:

- the main features of helicopter structures;

- the architecture of the main common helicopters;

- the certification specifications about helicopter vehicles;

- the helicopter substructures in a correct manner;

- the mechanical vibrations;

- the fasteners design.

The students are encouraged to:

- carry out simple planning applications;

- estimate order of magnitude of values in case study of a vehicle benchmark;

- learn technical terminology (English vocabulary)

The course is delivered with class activities, where the teacher presents methods, models and experimental experiences.

The exam consists of written and oral tests, based on questions, where the student is required to demonstrate his understanding of some specific facts of helicopter configuration.

- Course introduction

- Basic helicopter structures

- CS 27 & 29

- Main and Tail Rotor

- Flap, Pitch, Lead and Lag Main Rotor DOFs

- Swashplate

- Main Command Line

- Tail Command Line

- Drive System

- Main Gear Box and Boundary Conditions

- Mechanical Vibrations

- Fasteners

This course is a summary of several basic helicopter structures concepts: teaching material has been specifically produced for each lesson and it is provided to the students.

FUNDAMENTAL OF HELYCOPTER DESIGN, PRODUCTION AND MAINTENANCE (ING-IND/04)
FUNDAMENTAL OF HELYCOPTER DESIGN, PRODUCTION AND MAINTENANCE

Degree course AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Subject area ING-IND/04

Course type Laurea Magistrale

Credits 6.0

Teaching hours Ore Attività frontale: 54.0

For matriculated on 2018/2019

Year taught 2019/2020

Course year 2

Semestre Primo Semestre (dal 23/09/2019 al 20/12/2019)

Language INGLESE

Subject matter MAIN COURSE (A58)

Location Brindisi

In order to attend the course, students must have a deep knowledge of physics (kinematic, static, dynamic, thermodynamic, electrical, optical, acoustic studies…). Overall, skills on aircraft (configurations and main features) are desirable. The knowledge of aerodynamic, flight mechanics, aeronautic structures and propulsion principles could be an aid for the students.

This course provides basic concepts of helicopter systems, with associated structures and substructures. The course intends to reach the “integrated helicopter view” in which each part is connected to the “helicopter main system”. This interdisciplinary approach facilitates the scientific development of the students.

The course aims at developing the student’s skills of helicopter system. In particular, it is expected that the students will know:

- the main features of helicopter structures;

- the architecture of the main common helicopters;

- the certification specifications about helicopter vehicles;

- the helicopter substructures in a correct manner;

- the mechanical vibrations;

- the fasteners design.

The students are encouraged to:

- carry out simple planning applications;

- estimate order of magnitude of values in case study of a vehicle benchmark;

- learn technical terminology (English vocabulary)

The course is delivered with class activities, where the teacher presents methods, models and experimental experiences.

The exam consists of written and oral tests, based on questions, where the student is required to demonstrate his understanding of some specific facts of helicopter configuration.

- Course introduction

- Basic helicopter structures

- CS 27 & 29

- Main and Tail Rotor

- Flap, Pitch, Lead and Lag Main Rotor DOFs

- Swashplate

- Main Command Line

- Tail Command Line

- Drive System

- Main Gear Box and Boundary Conditions

- Mechanical Vibrations

- Fasteners

This course is a summary of several basic helicopter structures concepts: teaching material has been specifically produced for each lesson and it is provided to the students.

FUNDAMENTAL OF HELYCOPTER DESIGN, PRODUCTION AND MAINTENANCE (ING-IND/04)
AEROSPACE SYSTEMS

Degree course AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Subject area ING-IND/05

Course type Laurea Magistrale

Credits 6.0

Teaching hours Ore Attività frontale: 54.0

For matriculated on 2017/2018

Year taught 2018/2019

Course year 2

Semestre Primo Semestre (dal 24/09/2018 al 21/12/2018)

Language INGLESE

Subject matter PERCORSO COMUNE (999)

Location Brindisi

In order to attend the course, students must have a deep knowledge of physics (kinematic, static, dynamic, thermodynamic, electrical, optical, acoustic studies…). Overall, skills on aircraft (configurations and main features) are desirable. The knowledge of aerodynamics, flight mechanics, aeronautic structures and propulsion principles could be an aid for the students.

This course provides basic concepts of aerospace systems (on aircrafts and aerospace vehicles), with associated infrastructures and services. The course intends to overcome the “sectorial view” of a system, in which the subsystems are considered independent entities, and to reach the “integrated view” in which each subsystem is connected to the “aircraft/spacecraft system”. This interdisciplinary approach facilitates the scientific development of the students.

The course aims at developing the student’s skills of integrated aerospace systems. In particular, it is expected that the students will know:

- the features of aerospace missions and the involved systems;

- the several aerospace systems (on aircrafts and space vehicles);

- the architecture of the main systems: navigation system, monitoring stations, infrastructural supports…

- the linking between several subsystems, in order to carry out the mission efficiently;

- subsystem information in a correct manner, to understand the connection with the entire system;

- the reliability of complex systems.

The students are encouraged to:

- carry out simple planning subsystems applications;

- estimate order of magnitude of values in case study of a system benchmark;

- learn technical terminology (English vocabulary)

The course is delivered with class activities, where the teacher presents methods and models and with seminars given by university professors experts in these sectors.

The exam consists of written test, based on questions, where the student is required to demonstrate his understanding of some specific facts of systems configuration.

- Course introduction

- Basic aircraft control system

- Structural Health Monitoring

- Landing gear system

- Aircraft anti/de-icing

- Flight instruments

- Electrical system

- Avionic system

- Pneumatic system

- Hydraulic system

- Fuel systems

- Spacecraft system

- Spacecraft dynamics and control

This course is a summary of several aerospace systems concepts: teaching material has been specifically produced for each lesson and it is provided to the students.

AEROSPACE SYSTEMS (ING-IND/05)

Pubblicazioni

▪ Nicassio, F., Carrino,S., Scarselli (2020). Nonlinear Lamb waves for locating defects in Single-Lap Joints. Frontiers in Built Environment. DOI: 10.3389/fbuil.2020.00045.

▪ Nicassio, F., Scarselli, G., Lionetto, F., & Maffezzoli, A. (2019). Stress relaxation in asymmetric bistable composites: Experiments and simulations. Materials Today: Proceedings. DOI: 10.1016/j.matpr.2019.12.051.

▪ Nicassio, F., & Scarselli, G. (2019). Simulation and Test of Discrete Mobile Surfaces for a RC- Aircraft. Aerospace, 6(11), 122. DOI: 10.3390/aerospace6110122.

▪ Carrino,S.,Nicassio,F.,&Scarselli,G.(2019,June).Aninnovativemethodbasedonnonlinear Lamb waves for locating disbonds in Single-Lap joints. In 2019 IEEE 5th International Workshop on Metrology for AeroSpace (MetroAeroSpace) (pp. 187-191). IEEE,
DOI: 10.1109/MetroAeroSpace.2019.8869582.

▪ Carrino,S.,Nicassio,F.,Scarselli,G.,Vitolo,R.(2019). Development and application of an in-flight Structural Health Monitoring system. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics 38 (1), 065011. DOI: 10.1121/2.0001177.

▪ Carrino,S.,Nicassio,F.,Scarselli,G.(2019).Subharmonicsandbeating:AnewapproachtoLocal Defect Resonance for bonded single lap joints. Journal of Sound and Vibration,
DOI: 10.1016/j.jsv.2019.05.039.

▪ Nicassio,F.,Carrino,S.,Scarselli,G.(2019).Elasticwavesinterferencefortheanalysisof disbonds in single lap joints. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 128, 340-351, DOI: 10.1016/j.ymssp.2019.04.011.

▪ Carrino,S.,Nicassio,F.,Scarselli,G.,Vitolo,R.(2019).Finitedifferencemodelofwavemotionfor structural health monitoring of single lap joints. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 161, 219-227, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2018.11.019.

▪ Carrino,S.,Nicassio,F.,Scarselli,G.(2018).NonlinearitiesAssociatedwithImpairedSensorsina Typical SHM Experimental Set-Up. Electronics, 7(11), 303, DOI: 10.3390/electronics7110303.

▪ Carrino, S., Nicassio, F., Scarselli, G. (2018, March). SHM of aerospace bonded structures with improved techniques based on NEWS. In Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems XII (Vol. 10600, p. 106002B). International Society for Optics and Photonics, DOI: 10.1117/12.2300350.

▪ Scarselli,G.,Nicassio,F.,Maffezzoli,A.(2018,March).Mechanicalcharacterizationofbistable laminates for very small aircraft morphing applications. In Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems XII (Vol. 10600, p. 106001Q). International Society for Optics and Photonics, DOI: 10.1117/12.2300194.

▪ Nicassio,F.,Scarselli,G.,Pinto,F.,Ciampa,F.,Iervolino,O.,Meo,M.(2018).Lowenergyactuation technique of bistable composites for aircraft morphing. Aerospace Science and
Technology, 75, 35-46, DOI: 10.1016/j.ast.2017.12.040.

▪ Scarselli,G.,Corcione,C.,Nicassio,F.,Maffezzoli,A.(2017).Adhesivejointswithimproved mechanical properties for aerospace applications. International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, 75, 174-180, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijadhadh.2017.03.012.

▪ Avanzini,G.,Nicassio,F.,Scarselli,G.(2017).Reduced-ordershort-periodmodelofflexible aircraft. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 40(8), 2017-2029. DOI: 10.2514/1.G002387.

▪ Scarselli,G.,Ciampa,F.,Nicassio,F.,Meo,M.(2017).Non-linearmethodsbasedonultrasonic waves to analyse disbonds in single lap joints. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, DOI: 10.1177/0954406217704222.

▪ Nicassio,F.,Scarselli,G.,Avanzini,G.,DelCore,G.(2017,April).Numericalandexperimental study of bistable plates for morphing structures. In Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2017 (Vol. 10164, p. 101640K). International Society for Optics and Photonics, DOI: 10.1117/12.2260099.

▪ Scarselli,G.,Nicassio,F.(2017,April).Analysisofdebondinginsinglelapjointsbasedon employment of ultrasounds. In Health Monitoring of Structural and Bio- logical Systems 2017 (Vol. 10170, p. 1017020). International Society for Optics and Photonics, DOI: 10.1117/12.2260041.

▪ Scarselli,G.,Nicassio,F.,Pinto,F.,Ciampa,F.,Iervolino,O.,Meo,M.(2016).Anovelbistable energy harvesting concept. Smart Materials and Structures, 25(5), 055001, DOI: 10.1088/0964- 1726/25/5/055001.

Temi di ricerca

  • Power Harvesting Devices
  • Morphing Structures
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Design, Analysis & Experimental Characterization of composite aeronautical parts