RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
The heart and head of ISAAC
The development of new technologies is the basis of our products, as demonstrated by the patents and scientific publications of our engineers and collaborators. We aim to improve our technologies, and create new ones, so that ours products are easily applicable in all contexts by our customers. Facilitate the work of the technicians who use ISAAC products is at the basis of the Research and Development of our technologies. Make more and more effective e secure our products, as well as the high guarantee quality standards, represent the constant commitment to end users.
Making seismic protection an accessible and simple solution, is the challenge we win every day thanks to our team.
In 2023 ISAAC opened a new business line for the structural protection of telecommunication steel towers from wind effects. The system, called Tower-Pro, is an active electro-mechanical vibration damper sized ad-hoc for application on towers and pylons.
The technology was designed, built and tested in the ISAAC laboratories and by the end of 2023 it will be installed and tested on a 50-metre tower, thanks to the collaboration with the tower company EI-Towers.
Based on the experience gained by ISAAC, a completely new, electro-mechanical AMD equipped with a 2022 kW linear motor was designed in 90. The new design has allowed Electro-Pro to be fully field-assembleable making the technology modular, non-invasive and easily applicable to the existing building market.
Test at Eucentre of the full-scale prototype
In March 2021, the operation of the ISAAC technology was tested and validated on a real reinforced concrete structure subjected to the excitement of a real earthquake. The test took place on the largest shaking table in Europe, installed in the EUCENTRE laboratories.
HIL Test - Hardware In the Loop
The "HIL" - Hardware In the Loop tests, conducted at the end of 2023 at the mechanical department of the Milan Polytechnic, allowed the scientific validation of the operation of the I-Pro 1 technology and led to the creation of a scientific publication in the prestigious journal Journal Of Vibration and Control.
I-Pro 1 is the first Active Mass Damper developed by ISAAC.
It is a hydraulic actuator capable of moving a mass of about 2 tons, generating a peak force of over 200 kN.
Development of a diagnostic technique for civil structures based on the model update of dynamic parameters
2020 - Smart Structure NDE LIGHTS
Active Self-tuned Mass Damper for Vibration Control and Continuous Monitoring of Civil Structures
2019 - Smart Structure NDE LIGHTS
Completely automated modal analysis procedure based on the combination of different Operational Modal Analysis methods
2018 - Smart Structure NDE LIGHTS
Adaptive active vibration control to improve the fatigue life of a carbon-epoxy smart structure
2017 - Smart Structure NDE LIGHTS