The Mechatronics Laboratory (LIM) was founded in 1993 with the aim of studying mechatronic systems for automotive and industrial applications characterized by a deep integration between the mechanical, electrical, electronic and control components.
The research activity focuses on two main fields:
- Modelling and experimental validation of flexible rotors including stator-rotor interaction in electric machines.
- Experimental tests on high speed rotors and flywheels.
- Active and passive magnetic bearings.
- Active and passive vibration control of rotors.
Mechatronic systems for vehicle electrification
- Energy recovery from exhaust gases and suspension systems,
- Electrification of the engine accessories,
- Integration of e-machine in the driveline, electric axle integration.
- Front end accessory drive characterization.
- Active semi-active and regenerative suspension systems.
In this laboratory we can perform the following specific test for mechatronic components:
- Shaker tests up to 1000N
- Experimental modal analysis with Siemens LMS SCADAS analysers
- Linear actuators and dampers characterisation
- Torque measurement up to 200 Nm and 20000 rpm
The LIM main facilities are located in the Politecnico di Torino campus in Verrès (AO). (Google link).