Mechatronics Laboratory

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.

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The research activity focuses on two main fields:

Rotordynamics

  • 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 Verr├Ęs (AO). (Google link).