Advanced materials and energetic structures design group

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Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Split
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Mechanical engineering

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Lovre Krstulović Opara
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Lovre Krstulović Opara researcher ID: G-2819-2013

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Boris Ljubenkov
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Short description of research profile

- development, dynamical testing and thermographic evaluation of novel auxetic cell structures with negative Poisson ratio

- evaluation of energy absorption performances of metal cellular structures produced by classical foaming and rapid prototyping

 - nondestructive thermographic testing of metals and composites based on active infrared thermography and Xenon flashes

- development of advanced computational methods for signal processing and filtering of thermal images used in non-destructive testing

- design, optimization and testing of hybrid aluminum facades

- design of hybrid aluminum renewable energy wind and solar systems

- design of extruded aluminum structural members

- design of structural components subjected to fatigue


Representative publications

Duarte, Isabel; Fiedler, Tomas; Krstulović-Opara, Lovre; Vesenjak, Matej Brief Review on Experimental and Computational Techniques for Characterization of Cellular Metals // Metals, 10 (2020), 726, 18
Džoja, Maja; Cvitanić, Vedrana; Safaei, Mohsen; Krstulović-Opara, Lovre Modelling the plastic anisotropy evolution of AA5754-H22 sheet and implementation in predicting cylindrical cup drawing process // European journal of mechanics. A, Solids, 77 (2019), 103806, 16
Novak, Nejc; Vesenjak, Matej; Duarte, Isabel; Tanaka, Shigeru; Hokamoto, Kazuyuki; Krstulović-Opara, Lovre; Guo, Baoqiao; Chen, Penwan; Ren, Zonran Compressive Behaviour of Closed-Cell Aluminium Foam at Different Strain Rates // Materials, 12 (2019), 4108, 16
Bagavac, Petra; Krstulović-Opara, Lovre; Domazet, Željko. Pulse Phase Thermography: Impact Damage Retrieval // Materials today: proceedings, 5 (2018), 13; 26578-26583
Duarte, Isabel; Krstulović-Opara, Lovre; Vesenjak, Matej Axial crush behaviour of the aluminium alloy in-situ foam filled tubes with very low wall thickness // Composite structures, 192 (2018), 184-192
Technology Expertise

- Servo-hydraulic dynamic load frame INSTRON – quasistatic, fatigue and dynamic testing of materials and structures

- cooled middle-wave infrared InSb infrared camera Flir SC 5000 – enables thermographic NDT and tracing of yielding process in materials

- Xenon flash lamp 6 kJ - generates heat flow in metals used for thermographic NDT of materials and structures

- HBM MGC plus – multi-channel amplifier for strain gauges and thermo-couples

- NDT equipment – ultrasound testing, penetrant testing, magnetic particles inspection visual testing

- Nextengine 3D scanner

- Krautkramer DM 4 – thickness measuring gauge

- Krautkramer USM Go – A scan ultrasound device

- UCI AlphaDur mini – Vickers hardness testing equipment

- Graphical workstations for modelling and design of aluminum structural members including software for design and analysis of aluminum profiles tools

- Equipment for analysis and synthesis of hybrid solar panels and mini wind turbines

- Equipment for glass and ventilated facades performance testing

- 1,5 kW mini solar power plant

- Solar panels performance testing equipment ( KIMO France)

- Solar radiation performance measuring equipment with wind measuring equipment (KIMO France)

- Multichannel temperature measuring equipment (PICO GB)

- Heat conduction measuring e   equipment (GreenTEQ, Swiss)

- 3D scanner for scanning of aluminum cross sections

- 3D rapid prototyping equipment –hot wire method

- CNC mill for Al profiles rapid prototyping