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Giovanni Belingradi

Visiting professor
Faculty of Engineering
University of Kragujevac
Serbia and Montenegro


Giovanni Belingardi was born in Torino in 1951, he got his Master degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino in 1975. After a short experience with Politecnico di Torino as research fellow, from 1977 he joined the Technical Department of FIAT Auto where he had a number of different roles of increasing responsibility. From 1983 he came back to Politecnico di Torino ad joined the Mechanical Engineering Department as Assistant Professor. Here he developed his academic carrier up to his actual role of full Professor. During the academic year 1994-'95, having won the national selection and being called by that Engineering Faculty, he joined the Ancona University as full Professor. In 1995 he was called back to the Politecnico di Torino by the second Faculty of Engineering, located in Vercelli, as Full Professor of Mechanical and machine design. Within his research activity he has studied methodologies for numerical simulation and methodologies for experimental mechanics. Both methodologies are applied to the characterisation and modelling of the mechanical behaviour of materials submitted to fatigue, dynamic and impact loading. Moreover he is working on structural design and experimental testing in automotive engineering, with particular attention to passive safety of vehicle occupants and pedestrians. In June 2003 he was elected was member of the Academic Senate of the Politecnico di Torino. He is author of more than 160 papers published in national and international scientific journals and in proceedings of national and international conferences.

Research Interest

Vehicle structure and safety: design, simulation, optimization and tests


  • Belingardi G., Chiandussi G. – “Design optimisation methodologies and their application in the structural field”, Mobility & Vehicle Mechanics, 2008, vol. 34, n. 3, pp. 20-43

  • Belingardi G., Obradovic J. – “Analysis of car body joints subjected to different loading conditions”, Mobility & Vehicle Mechanics, 2008, vol. 34, n. 4, pp. 23-34

  • Avalle M., Belingardi G. - "Advanced materials for automotive applications", Mobility & Vehicle Mechanics, 2004, vol. 30, pp. 51-66

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