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Luca Piancastelli

Full Professor

Department of Industrial Engineering

Academic discipline: ING-IND/15 Design Methods for Industrial Engineering

Curriculum vitae

Full Professor in  Computer Aided Design

(Aerospace Engineering)


Born in Imola (Bologna) –Italy-  on January 17th , 1960.

Master  cum Laude in Mechanical Engineering on October,27th 1983 at the “Università degli Studi di Bologna”.

Ph. D. in 1988 in Applied Mechanics and Machine Design.

Private Pilot Licence (to be renewed)



Foreigh Languages

English (good level)

German (school level /scientific)

French (written/scientific)



1984-1985 he works at the OTO Melara Spa La Spezia Factory, Design Dept.

where he works on simulations for the following armoured vehicles:

  • 4x25 self-propelled armoured antiaircraft tank for the Italian Army based on FMC armoured personnel carrier M 113
  • OTO C13, a newly conceived armoured personnel carrier
  • M 113 and “Camillino” for the Italian Army
  • Self propelled armoured howitzer “Palmaria”

1986 works for the Calderini Factory for the installation of new machines (two new multicolour offset rotative machines)

1986 passes the test and became Professor for the secondary school

1986-1988 studies and successfully finishes the PhD in Applied Mechanics and Machine Design

1989 works at the secondary school ITIS Belluzzi in Bologna

1990 became Researcher at the University of Bologna

1998 became Associate Professor at the University of Bologna

2000 became Associate Professor at the University of Bologna at the Forlì Site.



He specializes in CAD/CAM/CAE applied to Aerospace, Mechanical and Civil Engineering. He has been consultant for supercomputers at the CINECA site from 1991 to 1998.

He worked on

CAD (Computer Aided Design)

CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing)


Bonded structures (Design and NDT)

Flight simulation

Transmission (automotive & aerospace)

Automatic controls for aerospace and automotive applications.

Active damping for aerospace applications

Hydraulic systems for aerospace applications

Large concrete structures

Structural optimization

Aircraft engines (diesel common rail)


Collaborations with


Ferrari Auto, Centro Ricerche FIAT, G.D., Ducati, Lamborghini Corse, Riva Calzoni, BBS-Riva.


DaimlerChrysler AG (Germania), BMW AG (Germania), Zukowskiy (Russia)


Software Operating systems: HPUX ( at system adminstrator level), Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows XP

CAD: Solid Edge, SolidWorks, AutoCad, Microstation

CAM: Cimatron

FEA: Ansys, Nastran, Design Space

DataBase: FileMaker, Oracle

Office Automation: Microsoft Office

Grafica: CorelDraw, Photoshop


Professional activities

Flight simulator JAR FNPT II

High velocity mandrels for winding machines

High speed components for packaging machines

Engine components

Drying machines for ceramic tiles



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