ASTARTE is a pool of high profile engineers including complementary skills: long term experience in structural integrity and FEA, fluid dynamics and CFD, technical assessment and experimental activities. Interdisciplinarity is the main asset.
Francesco Cambuli / CEO
Assistant professor of Turbomachinery at the University of Cagliari. Expertise in the field of experimental and numerical fluid dynamics. Skills in numerical methods, acoustics and computational aeroacoustics. Abilities in using DAQ boards in several software environment for flow measurements in laboratory facilities and on field. Main subjects of research are: turbomachinery design, renewable energy, acoustical measurements, energy management.
Fluid dynamics. Development of numerical tools for real fluids modelling: natural gas mixtures, CO2 based mixtures. CFD application to internal flows, aerodynamics, environmental dispersion of pollutants. Experiences in EU projects. Speaker at the International Sulcis Carbon Capture & Storage Summer school (editions 2014, 2015).
Ten years’ experience in structural integrity of gas pipelines. Finite Element Analysis for modeling plastic deformation, collapse of tubular structures, pipe-to-soil interaction. Assessment of mechanical properties of components for Oil&Gas application, with special focus on ductility and cyclic loads. Structural analysis and strain-based design.
More than 10 years’ experience in structural integrity of onshore/offshore high grade steel pipelines for natural gas and CO2-mixtures transportation. Material mechanical characterization, test design, toughness assessment, reliability based design criteria. Fracture propagation along pipelines, fracture control plan and design of devices for crack arrest.
PhD in mechanical design with specialization in fluid dynamics. Structural integrity, weld defect tolerability on onshore/offshore pipelines. Engineering Critical Assessment. Fluid dynamics analyses through numerical modelling tools. Advanced numerical and experimental methods for structural assessments.
ASTARTE is a spin-off of the University of Cagliari (Italy) and it takes advantage of a tight connection to the Department of Mechanical, Chemical and Materials Engineering.
The Department incorporates academic skills of the first rank and offers competences representing the state-of-the-art in a wide range of scientific and technological fields. Moreover it makes disposal of facilities for material testing, non-destructive inspection, fluid/thermodynamics, aeroacoustics.
The synergic cooperation with the University is a strategic asset for ASTARTE as it integrates the capabilities and widen the service offering, thus enhancing the competitiveness.
The expertise is our capital. The joint contribution of our industrial background and academic competences allows us to operate in a wide range of technical areas. Thanks to a multidisciplinary approach we support our customers with prompt, reliable and effective solutions.
The global tendency to improve the energetic efficiency and the raising attention to the environmental topics are driving a clear request for optimizing and innovating industrial processes. We strongly believe that the recourse to flexible, highly experienced skills is effective in supporting the development of cost effective solutions in all technological fields.
Each customer brings in its unique load of needs, difficulties, expectations. We acknowledge this point as the keystone of our activity as we address our efforts in the development of tailored strategies to assist assessment, design and innovation.