PhD in Solid and Structural Mechanics
Laboratory of Bio-Inspired and Graphene Nanomechanics

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-Doctoral Thesis

S. Signetti. Computational models for impact mechanics and related protective materials and structures. University of Trento, Italy (2017).

Advisor: Prof. Nicola Pugno, University of Trento, Italy
XXIX Cycle of Doctoral School in Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Enginering

-Papers published in international journals

Copies of the original articles for the reader's personal research and study can be requested by e-mail to stefano.signetti[at]

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  1. M. Moncalero, S. Signetti, B. Mazzanti, P. Bruzzi, N.M. Pugno, M. Colonna. Effect of material elastic properties and surface roughness on grip performances of ski boot soles under wet and icy conditions. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. 61:62-70, 2017.

  2. R. Meija, S. Signetti, A. Schuchardt, K. Meurisch, D. Smazna, M. Mecklenburg, K. Schulte, D. Erts, O. Lupan, B. Fiedler, Y.K. Mishra, R. Adelung, N.M. Pugno. Nanomechanics of individual aerographite tetrapods. Nature Communications. 8:14982, 2017.

  3. S. Signetti, F. Bosia, N.M. Pugno. Computational modeling of the mechanics of hierarchical materials. MRS Bulletin. 41:694-699, 2016.

  4. L. Valentini, S. Bittolo Bon, S. Signetti, M. Tripathi, E. Iacob, N.M. Pugno. Fermentation based carbon nanotube multifunctional bionic composites. Scientific Reports. 6:27301, 2016.

  5. Q. Chen, Q. Shi, S. Signetti, F. Sun, Z. Li, F. Zhu, S. He, N.M. Pugno. Plastic collapse of cylindrical shell-plate periodic honeycombs under uniaxial compression: experimental and numerical analyses. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences. 111:125-133, 2016.

  6. X. Chen, M. Zheng, Q. Wei, S. Signetti, N.M. Pugno, C.-H. Ke. Deformation of Nanotubes in Peeling Contact with Flat Substrate: an in situ Electron Microscopy Nanomechanical Study. Journal of Applied Physics. 119:154305, 2016.

  7. L. Valentini, S. Bittolo Bon, S. Signetti, N.M. Pugno. Graphene-Based Bionic Composites with Multifunctional and Repairing Properties. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 8:7607–7612, 2016.

  8. M. Tripathi, F. Awaja, G. Paolicelli, R. Bartali, E. Iacob, S. Valeri, S. Ryu, S. Signetti, G. Speranza, N.M. Pugno. Tribological characteristics of few layers graphene over Ni grain and interface boundaries. Nanoscale. 8:6646-6658, 2016.

  9. S. Signetti, N.M. Pugno. New frontiers in modeling and design of bio-inspired armors. Frontiers in Materials. 2:17, 2015.

  10. S. Signetti, N.M. Pugno. Evidence of optimal interfaces in bio-inspired ceramic-composite panels for superior ballistic protection. Journal of the European Ceramic Society. 34:2823-2831, 2014.

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