Paolo Cinat

Ph.D. Thesis "Surface roughness genomics in contact mechanics. A new method enabling roughness design
towards surface prototyping"


  • Multi-scale behaviour of roughness (Machine learning)
  • Mechanical design of roughness depending on the problem size,
  • Geometrical properties of fractal and non-fractal based contacting surfaces, considering the leakage of a fluid between them

Other research topics

  • Additive manufacturing tecniques (3D printing)
  • Optimization of roughness depending on the problem size and the physical modeling
  • Percolation, leakage and heat trasfer betweenrough surfaces
  • Fluid-structure interaction
  • Fractal and non-fractal based surfaces

Main fields: Contact Mechanics, Computational Fluid Dynamics

Publications related to the research activities:

P. Cinat, M. Paggi, C. Borri (2017), Surface roughness genomics, "International Conference on Computational Contact Mechanics" ICCCM 2017 Lecce (ITA)

P. Cinat, M. Paggi, C. Borri (2016) Percolation proprieties of the free volume generated by two rough surfaces in contact below the full contact limit “Conference Proceedings of the ECCOMAS 2016”, Crete, Greece

P. Cinat, M. Paggi (2015) Simulation of fluid flow across rough surfaces in contact. “Conference Proceedings of the YIC GACM 2015”, 1: 59-63,2015

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