MICHELA SIMONCINI

Michela Simoncini is Associate Professor in the scientific sector ING/IND-16, Manufacturing Technologies and Systems, at the Faculty of Engineering of the eCAMPUS University since 2015.
She graduated cum laude in Mechanical Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Marche on 08/07/2003, discussing a thesis about “Hot rolling cycles of the AA6082 alloy using laboratory simulation techniques”.
She obtained the title of PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the Engineering Faculty of the Polytechnic University of Marche on 13/12/2006, discussing a thesis entitled “Forming problems of magnesium alloy sheet metal”.
She has been a member of the University Quality Presidium of the eCAMPUS University since December 2015.
She is a member of the A.I.Te.M. (Italian Association of Manufacturing Technologies) and ESAFORM (European Scientific Association for Material Forming)

Her research activity is focused on:

  • innovative manufacturing processes: hot and cold plastic deformation processes, machining processes and solid-state welding processes, applied to advanced materials such as innovative metal alloys, composites with both discontinuous and continuous carbon reinforcement phase;
  • sustainable production, using the Life Cycle Assessment methodology to evaluate the environmental impact of manufacturing processes;
  • design and control of manufacturing processes, using FEM simulation and artificial neural networks-based techniques
  • She is co-author of over 100 publications in international and national journals and conference proceedings

Email: michela.simoncini@uniecampus.it

Main publications:

  1. A. Forcellese, M. Simoncini, “High-speed deformation of pinless FSWed thin sheets in AA6082 alloy”, Metals 2020, 10, 15; doi:10.3390/met10010015
  2. M. Bevilacqua, F.E Ciarapica, A. Forcellese, M. Simoncini, “Comparison among the environmental impact of solid state and fusion welding processes in joining an aluminum alloy”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture 234(1-2), 2020:140-156. doi: 10.1177/0954405419845572
  3. A. Forcellese, A. Nardinocchi, M. Simoncini, A. Vita, “Effect of carbon nanotubes dispersion on the microhardness of CFRP composites”, Key Engineering Materials (2019) 813, pp 370-375, doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.813.370
  4. D. Ciccarelli, A. Forcellese, L. Greco, L. Panaccio, M. Pieralisi, M. Simoncini, G. Trevisan “Mechanical Properties of Sandwich Composite Panel” AIP Conference Proceedings (2019) 2113,180010, DOI: 10.1063/1.5112748
  5. M. El Mehtedi, A. Forcellese, T. Mancia, M. Simoncini, S. Spigarelli, “A new sustainable direct solid state recycling of AA6005 Aluminum alloy chips by means of Friction Stir back Extrusion process”, Procedia CIRP 79 (2019) 638-643, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2019.02.062
  6. A. D’Orazio, M. El Mehtedi, A. Forcellese, A. Nardinocchi, M. Simoncini, “Tool wear and hole quality in drilling of CFRP/AA7075 stacks with DLC and nanocomposite TiAlN coated tools”, Journal of Manufacturing Processes 30 (2017) 582–592, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmapro.2017.10.019 WOS:000418212100056 ISI: 2-s2.0-85032446121
  7. A. Forcellese, E. Mancini, M. Sasso, M. Simoncini: “Frictional behaviour of AA7075-O aluminium alloy in high speed tests”, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 89(1-4), 1-12 (2017), doi: 10.1007/s00170-016-9049-7 WOS:000394500300001 ISI: 2-s2.0-84976336985
  8. M. Cabibbo, A. Forcellese, M. Simoncini, M. Pieralisi, D. Ciccarelli: “Effect of the welding motion and pre-/ post-solutioning of friction stir welded AA5754 joints”, Materials and Design 93 (2016) 146–159, doi: 10.1016/j.matdes.2015.12.099
  9. A. Forcellese, M. Martarelli, M. Simoncini: “Effect of process parameters on vertical forces and temperatures developed during friction stir welding of magnesium alloys”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 85 (2016) 595-604, doi: 10.1007/s00170-015-7957-6
  10. M. Cabibbo, A. Forcellese, M. El Mehetdi, M. Simoncini: “Double Side Friction Stir Welding of AA6082 sheets: Microstructure and Nanoindentation Characterization”, Materials Science & Engineering A 590 (2014) 209–217, 10.1016/j.msea.2013.10.031.
  11. M. Simoncini, A. Forcellese: “Effect of the welding parameters and tool configuration on micro- and macro-mechanical properties of similar and dissimilar FSWed joints in AA5754 and AZ31 thin sheets”, Materials and Design 41 (2012), pp. 50-60, doi:10.1016/j.matdes.2012.04.057.
  12. A. Forcellese, M. Simoncini: “Plastic flow behaviour and formability of FSWed joints in AZ31 thin sheets obtained using the “pinless” tool configuration”, Materials and Design 36 (2012), pp. 123-129, doi:10.1016/j.matdes.2011.11.01, ISSN: 0264-1275.
  13. A. Forcellese, F. Gabrielli, M. Simoncini: “Mechanical properties and microstructure of joints in AZ31 thin sheets obtained by FSW using “pin” and “pinless” tool configurations”, Materials and Design 34 (2012), pp. 219–229, doi:10.1016/j.matdes.2011.08.00, ISSN: 0264-1275.
  14. A. Forcellese, F. Gabrielli, M. Simoncini: “Prediction of flow curves and forming limit curves of Mg alloy thin sheets using ANN-based models”, Computational Materials Science 50 (2011), pp. 3184-3197, doi:10.1016/j.commatsci.2011.05.04, ISSN: 0927-0256.
  15. C. Bruni, A. Forcellese, F. Gabrielli, M. Simoncini: “Effect of temperature, strain rate and fibre orientation on the plastic flow behaviour and formability of AZ31 magnesium alloy”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol. 210, Issue 10, (2010), pp. 1354-1363, doi:10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2010.03.02, ISSN: 0924-0136.
  16. C. Bruni, L. d’Apolito, A.Forcellese, F. Gabrielli, M. Simoncini: “Surface roughness modelling in finish face milling under MQL and dry cutting conditions”, Inter J Mater Form, (2008) pp.503-506, doi:10.1007/s12289-008-0151-8, ISSN: 1960-6206.
  17. C. Bruni, A. Forcellese, F. Gabrielli, M. Simoncini: “Hard Turning of an Alloy Steel on a Machine Tool with a Polymer Concrete Bed”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 202 (2008) pp. 493-499, doi:10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2007.10.03, ISSN: 0924-0136.
  18. C. Bruni, A. Forcellese, F. Gabrielli, M. Simoncini: “Air bending of AZ31 magnesium alloy in warm and hot forming conditions”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 177 (2006) pp. 373-376, doi:10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2006.03.22, ISSN: 0924-0136.
  19. C. Bruni, A. Forcellese, F. Gabrielli, M. Simoncini: “Modelling of the rheological behaviour of aluminium alloys in multistep hot deformation using the multiple regression analysis and artificial neural network techniques”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 177 (2006) pp. 323-326, doi:10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2006.03.23, ISSN: 0924-0136.
  20. C. Bruni, A. Forcellese, F. Gabrielli, M. Simoncini: “Effect of the Lubrication-Cooling Technique, Insert Technology and Machine Bed Material on the Workpart Surface Finish and Tool Wear in Finish Turning of AISI 420B”, International Journal of Machine Tools & Manufacture, 46/12-13 (2006) pp. 1547-1554, doi:10.1016/j.ijmachtools.2005.09.00, ISSN: 0890-6955.