prof. ing. Rosario G. Sinatra
     Rosario Sinatra
    Full Professor
    Applied Mechanics

     Deputy Rector for the development policies in
     the Mediterranean

member ASME
member IEEE
member IFToMM Technical Committee for Multibody Dynamics


Telefono: +39 095-7382401
Fax:         +39 095-337994
E-mail:     rosario.sinatra@unict.it
skypeid:   sinatrarosario
Twitter:    https://twitter.com/sinatra_rosario

Ricevimento studenti

Martedì  10:00-12:00
Venerdì  10:00-12:00


Analisi, sintesi ed ottimizzazione di sistemi meccanici. Cinematica, dinamica e design di robot seriali e paralleli. Dinamica multibody.


Modeling and Simulation of Mechanical Systems,
(Laurea Magistrale in Automation Engineering and Control of Complex Systems - LM-25)

(Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria Meccanica, LM-33).

Main journal papers

  • Xi and R. Sinatra, 1997. Effect of Dynamic Balancing on Four-Bar Linkage Vibrations. Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol. 32, N6 pp.715-728, ISSN: 0094-114X.
  • E. Zanganesh, R. Sinatra and J. Angeles, 1997. Kinematics and Dynamics of a Six-Degree-of-Freedom Parallel Manipulator with Revolute Legs. ROBOTICA International Journal, Vol. 15, pp.385-394, ISSN: 0263-5747.
  • Xi, R. Sinatra, and W. Han, 2001. Effect of Leg Inertia on Hexapod Dynamics Considering High-Speed Applications. ASME Journal of Dynamics, Measurement and Control, Vol. 123, pp.265-271, ISSN: 0022-0434.
  • La Rosa, M. Messina, G. Muscato and R. Sinatra, 2002. A Low Cost Lightwight Climbing Robot for Inspection of Vertical Surfaces. Mechatronics International Journal, Vol. 12, No 1, pp.71-96, ISSN: 0957-4158.
  • Di Gregorio and R. Sinatra, 2002. Singularity Curves of a Parallel Pointing System, Meccanica International Journal, Vol. 37, pp.255-268, ISSN: 0025-6455.
  • Sinatra and J. Angeles. 2003. A Novel Approach to the Teaching of Planar Mechanism Dynamics - A Case Study. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, Vol. 31, No 3, pp.201-214, ISSN: 0306-4190.
  • FengFeng Xi and R. Sinatra, 2002. Inverse Dynamics of Hexapods using the Natural Orthogonal Complement Methods, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 21, No 2, pp.73-82, ISSN: 0278-6125.
  • Lacagnina, S. Russo and R. Sinatra, 2003. A Novel Parallel Manipula-tor Archiutecture for Manufacturing Applications. Journal of Multibody Systems Dynamics, 10, pp.219-238. ISSN: 1384-5640.
  • Lacagnina, G. Muscato and R. Sinatra, 2003, Kinematics, Dynamics and Control of a Hybrid Robot Wheeleg, International Journal of Robotics and Autonomus Systems, Vol. 45, 161-180, ISSN: 0921-8890.
  • Xi, O. Angelico and R. Sinatra, 2005. Tripod Dynamics and Its Inertia Effect. ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 127/1 , pp. 144. ISSN: 1050-0472.
  • Xi, A. Russo and R. Sinatra, 2005. Static Balancing of parallel robots, Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol. 40, No 2, pp. 131-258, ISSN: 0094-114X.
  • Cavacece, E. Pennestrì and R. Sinatra, 2005. Experiences in Teaching Multibody Dynamics. Journal of Multibody Systems Dynamics, 13, pp. 363-369, ISSN: 1384-5640.
  • G. Santangelo and R. Sinatra, 2005. Static Balancing of a six-degree-of-freedom mechanism with six two-link revolute legs, International Journal of Robotics & automation, Vol. 20, No 4, pp. 222-230. ISSN: 0826-8185.
  • Pirrotta, R. Sinatra, A. Meschini, 2006. Evaluation of the Effect of Preaload Force on Resonance Frequencies for a Traveling Wave Ultrasonic Motor, IEEE Transactions on ultrasonics, ferroelectrics, and frequency control, Vol. 53, n.4, pp. 746-753, 746-753 ISSN: 0885-3010.
  • Pirrotta, R. Sinatra, A. Meschini, 2007. A novel simulation model for ring type ultrasonic motor, Meccanica International Journal, Vol. 42, n.2, pp. 127-139, ISSN: 0025-6455.
  • Callegari, A. Cammarata, A. Gabrielli, M. Ruggiu, R. Sinatra. 2008. Analysis and Design of a 3-CRU Spherical Micromechanism with Flexure Hinges. ASME Journal Mechanical Design, vol. 131, p. 1-11, ISSN: 1050-0472.
  • Angeles, A. Cammarata and R. Sinatra, 2009. The Dynamics of Parallel Schönflies Motion Generators, Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, Vol. 223, p 29-52, ISSN: 0959-6518.
  • Ilia and R. Sinatra, 2009. A Novel Formulation of the Dynamic Balancing of Five-Bar Linkages with Applications to Link Optimization, Journal of Multibody Systems Dynamics, Vol. 21, N.2, pp. 193-211, ISSN 1384-5640.
  • , Angeles, A. Cammarata and R. Sinatra, 2010. Kinetostatic and Inertial Conditioning of theMcGill Schonflies-Motion Generator, Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Volume 2010, Article ID 186203, 9 pages, doi:10.1155/2010/186203.
  • Xi, A. Cammarata and R. Sinatra, 2012. Tripod Stiffened using clamping plates with no increase of moving mass, Meccanica International Journal, Vol. 47, N. 2, pp. 355-367, ISSN 0025-6455.
  • Cammarata and R. Sinatra, 2013. Elastodynamic optimization of a 3T1R parallel manipulator, Mechanism And Machine Theory, Volume 73, March 2014, pp. 184-196, ISSN 0094-114X, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2013.10.010.
  • Cammarata, D. Condorelli, R. Sinatra, 2013. An Algorithm to Study the Elastodynamics of Parallel Kinematic Machines with Lower Kinematic Pairs. Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, Vol. 5, pp. 1-9, ISSN: 1942-4302.
  • XI FengFeng, A. Cammarata, R. Sinatra, 2011. Tripod Stiffening Using Clamping Plates with no Increase of Moving Mass. Meccanica International Journal, vol. 41, ISSN: 0025-6455, doi: 10.1007/s11012-011-9437-x.
  • Cammarata, A., Condorelli, D., & Sinatra, R., 2012. An algorithm to study the elastodynamics of parallel kinematic machines with lower kinematic pairs. Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 5(1). doi:10.1115/1.4007705
  • Cammarata., and R. Sinatra., 2014. Elastodynamic optimization of a 3T1R parallel manipulator. Mechanism and Machine Theory, 73, 184-196. doi:10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.20 13.10.010
  • Cammarata, A., & Sinatra, R., 2015. On the elastostatics of spherical parallel machines with curved links. In Mechanisms and Machine Science, Vol. 33, pp. 347-356.
  • Cammarata, A., & Sinatra, R., 2016. Parametric Study for the Steady-State Equilibrium of a Towfish. Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems: Theory and Applications, 81(2), 231-240. doi:10.1007/s10846-015-0246-7
  • Muscat, M., Cammarata, A., Maddio, P. D., & Sinatra, R., 2018. Design and development of a towfish to monitor marine pollution. Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration, 3(1), 11.
  • Maddio, P.D., Meschini, A., Sinatra, R. Cammarata A., 2019. An optimized form-finding method of an asymmetric large deployable reflector. Engineering Structures, 181, pp. 27-34.