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Ferdinando Vitolo

BIOGRAPHY

Ferdinando Vitolo received his Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering (cum laude) from the University of Naples Federico II (Italy), in 2012. He discussed a thesis titled: geometric-functional and interactive modeling of automotive manual gearboxes based on the graph theory. From 2012 to 2014 he has collaborated with the University of Naples Federico II on the National Project: “Digital Pattern Product Development; a pattern driven approach for industrial product design, simulation and manufacturing”.

Currently, he is a Ph.D. student in Industrial Engineering at the University of Naples Federico II. Here, he is also Research Assistant working on EPICES project. Furthermore he is staff member of IDEAS LAB (www.ideas.unina.it). His major research interests are focused on Mechanical design, advanced CAD modeling, Mechatronics systems, Object Oriented programming, Measurement.

PUBLICATIONS

INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS

Patalano S., Vitolo F., Lanzotti, A. Automotive Power Window System Design: Object-Oriented Modelling and Design of Experiments Integration within a Digital Pattern Approach. Mechanics & Industry, 2015.

Patalano S., Lanzotti A., Del Giudice D. M., Vitolo F., Gerbino S. On the Usability Assessment of the Graphical User Interface Related to a Digital Pattern Software Tool. International Journal of Interactive Design and Manufacturing (IJIDeM), 1-13, 2015.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

Patalano S., Vitolo F., Lanzotti, A. Automotive Power Window System Design: Object-Oriented Modelling and Design of Experiments Integration within a Digital Pattern Approach. In press: Mechanics & Industry, 2015. DOI:10.1051/meca/2015104

Patalano S., Vitolo F., Lanzotti, A. (2015). A Digital Pattern Approach to the Design of an Automotive Power Window by means of Object-Oriented Modelling. Multiphysics Modelling and Simulation for Systems Design and Monitoring, 199-207, 2015.

Del Giudice D.M., Gerbino S., Lanzotti A., Patalano S., Ferdinando V. GUI Usability Improvement for a New Digital Pattern Tool to Assist Gearbox Design. Joint Conference on Mechanical, Design Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing, Toulouse, 2014.

Lanzotti A., Patalano S., Vitolo F. A graph-based approach to CAD modeling: a digital pattern application to the sizing and modeling of manual transverse gearboxes. International Conference on Graphic Engineering, Madrid, 2013.

Gerbino S., Lanzotti A., Patalano S., Rufrano V., Vitolo F. Optimal dimensioning of the transmission shaft of a longitudinal gearbox. International Conference on Graphic Engineering, 1-7, Madrid, 2013.

Patalano S., Vitolo F., Lanzotti A. A Graph-based Software Tool for the CAD Modeling of Mechanical Assemblies. International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications GRAPP/IVAP, 60-69, Barcelona, 2013.