Hydraulic components (pumps, motors and valves) are the key elements of many complex mechanical systems, so it is essential to monitor the operation of these components in order to predict failures and to define program maintenance.

The information pertaining to the single component can be processed in relation to other functional parameters of the complex system where the component is installed by increasing the value of the overall system.

At the laboratory is active a research field aimed at identifying parameters representative of wear conditions and incipient failures. The activity is currently focused on variable displacement pumps in order to identify significant parameters of wear/failure conditions.

Scientific Coordinator: Prof. Paolo Casoli.