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1 DICAT Dipartimento di Ingegneria delle Costruzioni, dellAmbiente e del Territorio Università degli Studi di Genova Via Montallegro Genova –

2 DICAT Founded in 2007 by the civil, environmental, building and architectural researchers of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Genova DICAT consists of 49 faculty members 24 technicians and administrative staff 16 contract researchers 19 post-doctoral researchers 25 PhD students The teaching activity of the DICAT faculty members covers degrees in: o Civil Engineering o Environmental Engineering o Building Engineering and Architecture and fundamental courses for other Engineering degrees DICAT is the centre of the doctoral courses in Fluid Dynamics and Environmental Engineering Processes and Structural and Geotechnical Engineering in the Doctoral School of Science and Technologies for Engineering

3 DICAT Morphodynamics Conservation and Earthquake Engineering Fluid and Bio-fluid Mechanics Geotechnical Engineering Building Technology Material Engineering Energy and Process Engineering Hydrology Environment Architectural Design Port and Coastal Engineering Mechanics of Solids and Materials Wind Engineering and Dynamics Design and Construction of Marine Structures

4 DICAT A research team of DICAT works in the field of morphodynamics, which is the study of the evolution of landscapes and seascapes in response to the erosion and deposition of sediment. The main interests of the group are in morphodynamics associated with rivers, coasts and estuaries.

5 DICAT Fluid and Bio-fluid Mechanics

6 DICAT Coastal Morphodynamics Utrecht University - Granada University - HR Wallingford – UPC Barcelona - Twente University – Delft University of Technology - Cambridge University – Naval Postgraduate School Monterey – M.I.T – Politecnico di Bari – Oxford University - Technical University of Denmark - University of Nottingham – University of Ancona River and Estuarine Morphodynamics People:Prof. P. Blondeaux – Prof. G. Vittori – Dr. G. Besio - Dr. N. Tambroni Collaborations: University of Firenze – University of Padova – University of Trento –University of Urbana-Champain - University of Minnesota - Imperial College - University of Bristol - Florida State University - University of Tokyo - University of Kyoto – University of lAquila People: Prof. G. Seminara – Prof. M. Colombini – Dr. A. Stocchino - Dr. M. Bolla Pittaluga Dr. V. Garotta – Dr. N. Tambroni – Dr. J. Costa Collaborations: Fluid and Bio-fluid Mechanics University of Toulouse – University of Salerno – University of Nancy – Imperial College - CERFACS People: Prof. A. Bottaro – Prof. P. Blondeaux – Prof G. Seminara – Prof. M. Colombini – Prof G. Vittori - Dr. A. Stocchino – Dr. D. Biau – Dr. H. Wedin – Dr. J. Favier – Dr. A. Dauptain Collaborations:

7 DICAT Hydrologic measurements Hydrology Hydrologic requirements for hydropower design People: P.Bartolini E.Carcano E.Cordano Rainfall-runoff modelling Collaborations: Colorado State University. The University of Arizona. Topics: Rainfall-runoff transformation. ARMA and Neural Network modelling of hydrologic time-series. Hydrology and Hydroelectric Power Plants. Water Resources management. Soil-water relationships. Hydrologic measurements.

8 DICAT Hydrological processes in natural and urban watershed Topics: analysis and modeling of extreme hydrological events, geo-morpho-climatic characterization of the hydrological response of natural drainage network, space-time structure of intermittent rain field, error estimation in tipping bucket rain gauges, metals partitioning and speciation in rainfall-runoff process, storm water runoff pollution monitoring and modelling, sustainable urban drainage systems… Collaborations & highlights of group work: Hydrology 2006 Correlation Patterns and information flows in rainfall field; Urb. Wat Hydrologic influence on stormwater pollution…; Hydrol. Proc The impact of TBRs measurement errors on design rainfall for urban-scale applications,, WMO Laboratory Intercomparison of Rainfall Intensity gauges People: P. La Barbera L.G. Lanza A. Molini C. Berretta I. Gnecco A. Palla

9 DICAT Port and Coastal Engineering People: Prof. L. Rebaudengo Landò Prof. S. Stura Dr. R. Gentile Collaborations: University of Lecce. University of Padova. University of Roma. Ligurian Region. European Centre for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering. Topics: Port and maritime structures. Specification of design wave for maritime structures. Seismic vulnerability of port structures. Devices for energy production from wave motion.

10 DICAT Topics: Ceramic Material sintering and stress analysis. (Instron, Dynamic Laser Young Modulus) Porous Material, Polymer Composites, Ceramic Functionalized Biomedical Cements Powder Engineering, Surface Area (BET) Wetting and Interfaces analysis at Macro-Micro size (Static, Dynamic Wilhelmy, Viscosimetry) People: Marco Capurro Luigi Barco Fabrizio Barberis Paolo Cirillo Collaborations: University of California, Berkeley CNR Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory – LBNL ENEA National Institute of Standard and Technologies – NIST ANSALDO Material Engineering and Interfaces

11 DICAT Process Engineering Research Team - PERT Energy production from fuel cell systems and CO2 capture Gas-liquid interaction in high- temperature metallic systems Green hydrogen and syngas from biomass or sludge Water treatment (desalination and conditioning) Topics: Chemical and electrochemical heterogeneous kinetics, chemical and electrochemical reactors, steady-state and dynamic simulation of process engineering systems, programming and accomplishment of experimental tests, data analysis and identification problems, equipment scale-up and dimensioning, environmental themes, … People: Elisabetta Arato Barbara Bosio Paolo Greppi Nicola Di Giulio Michela Mazzoccoli Daniele Bernocco Zaida Chavez Romero Daniela Pellegrini Collaborations: Univ. Politecnica de Valencia Univ Catolica Toribio de Mongrovejo Università di Trento CIRPS ABB CNR Ansaldo Fuel Cells ENEA Ansaldo Ricerche ERG A.M.I.A.S. FISIA CESI Paul WURTH

12 DICAT Architectural Urban Design Topics: Projects of revaluation and compatible reuse of industrially interesting buildings. Reintegration with new technologies and materials, environmental sustainability. Collaborations : A.I.PA.I. (Associazione Italiana per il Patrimonio Archeologico Industriale), T.IC.C.I.H. (The International Commitee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage) Regione Liguria Soprintendenza ai Beni Ambientali e Architettonici della Liguria Direzione Regionale per i Beni e le Attività Culturali della Liguria Fondazione Ansaldo People: ARCH_IN Industrial Archaeology Laboratory (responsible S. De Maestri)

13 DICAT Survey and knowledge for the historical architecture Topics: The scientific activity turns to the assertion of the drawing, not only regarded as an instrument of communication but, principally as an indispensable instrument for the analysis of the environment and the existing historical manufactured based on thematic of: survey, architecture city drawing representation, as well as on the typological characters. The principal study-thematics are: buildings and public squares, materials and constructive techniques, for the conservation of the cultural properties besides for the cataloguing and the reclaiming of monuments. Collaborations : U.I.D. (Unione Italiana per il Disegno) CRUIE (Centro di Ricerca in Urbanistica e Ingegneria Ecologica), Regione Liguria Soprintendenza ai Beni Ambientali e Architettonici della Liguria People: G. Guidano M.C. Cigolini M.R. Croce E. Merello G. Pellegri

14 DICAT Natural Risks and Territorial Safeguard, Town Requalification and social and economic Revitalisation, Mobility and Infrastructural and harbour planning, Environmental Sustainability at different scales (neighborhood, territorial and urban planning, urban design), Strategic Environmental Evaluation Topics: Urban and territorial planning People: Collaborations: P. Ugolini (Director CRUIE) A. Chirico F. Conelli, F. Cumbo, I. Delponte, F. Pirlone, R. Rovida, I. Spadaro, P. Tirelli Regione Liguria, Regione Piemonte, Provincia di Savona, Provincia di Cuneo, Comune di Genova, Dip. DICATA Brescia, ESRI/Galileian Plus, CSTB (FR), BRGM (FR) Sustainability Map Infrastructural planning Mobility Analisys Risk scenarios

15 DICAT Group of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering Mechanics of Solids and Materials Soil and Rock Mechanics - Geotechnical Engineering Seismic safety and Preservation Building Technology Wind Engineering and Structural Dynamics Laboratory for Material Testing (established in 1904, enacted in 1936): Experimental research and tests for a third party on material characterization, diagnosis of existing structures and damage; analysis of structural and geotechnical systems; …

16 DICAT Mechanics of Solids and Materials People: L. Gambarotta, R. Massabò, I. Monetto, R. Sburlati, A. Cavicchi, G.M. Andrews, A. Bacigalupo, A. Brencich Topics: analytical and computational mechanics, elasticity, fracture and damage mechanics, contact mechanics, constitutive modeling, composites, interfaces, biomechanics, masonry mechanics. Collaborations & highlights of group work: - Scienza delle Costruzioni, McGraw-Hill, Nonlinear models for nonmetallic materials, Kluwer, Publications in: JMPS, IJSS, J. Biomechanics, Int. J. Fracture, Int. J. Engrg. Science, J. Elasticity, J. Applied mechanics, Eur. J. Mech. - Northwestern Univ., IL, Univ. Of California at Santa Barbara, CA, Univ. Of Arizona at Tucson, AZ, Univ. of Wisconsin at Madison, WI, USA; Rockwell Scientific, CA, USA. Z-pins structural composite impactor x z y q 2 mm multiple delamination Modeling multiple delamination due to impact – project for the Office of Naval Research, USA Biaxial Strength of brittle materials – project for the Italian MIUR

17 DICAT Soil and Rock Mechanics - Geotechnical Engineering People: R.Berardi, G.Dalerci R.Passalacqua, R.Bovolenta A.Baretto, G.Mercurio Topics: Mechanics of saturated and unsaturated soils; mechanics of rocks and rock masses; soil-structure interaction; foundation engineering; slope stability and risk assessment; soil reinforcement techniques; physical model testing. Collaborations & highlights of group work: Papers published on international Journals (Geotechnique; J. Geotech. Eng. (ASCE);ASCE GSP; Proc. of ICE; Soils & Foundations; etc..) Technical Univ. of Turin and Milan; City Univ. of London; Italian Geotech. Society; Int. Technical Committee ITC18 of ISSMGE; Industry; etc.. Large scale model testing Slope stability-Risk assessment COMPUTED MEASURED Geotechnical structure modelling

18 DICAT Earthquake Engineering Conservation Engineering Collaborations & highlights of group work: Research collaboration with ReLUIS, INGV, Eucentre (Pavia), UPC Barcelona (Spain), UNAM (Mexico City), BRGM (France), Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage. S. Lagomarsino served in the drafting panel of the Guidelines for evaluation and mitigation of seismic risk to cultural heritage (GU n. 24, 29/1/2008) and the Italian seismic code (OPCM 3431/05 – NTC 2008). Papers published on International Journals (Earthquake Spectra, ASCE, JEE, EESD, IJAH ) Development of a software for the seismic analysis of masonry buildings (TREMURI) Modeling Monitoring and Diagnosis Seismic Damage Assessment Retrofitting Seismic analysis Risk Analysis Experimental tests Modeling of existing buildings People: S.Lagomarsino S.Podestà C.Calderini S.Cattari E.Curti S.Parodi S.Resemini

19 DICAT Group of Structural Health Monitoring A team of DICAT is active on Structural Health Monitoring research. Research topics include: application of innovative sensor technologies (fiber optics), data analysis and interpretation for damage identification from static and dynamic monitoring, diagnostics and decision support tools. Main applications on bridge, heritage and maritime structures Team members: A. Del Grosso, F. Lanata

20 DICAT Building Technology People: E. Dassori R. Morbiducci Topics: building materials and technology, experimental characterization, sustainability of constructions, … Collaborations & highlights of group work: Collaboration with: Magnetti Building, Italy; Quality Building, Italy; … E. Dassori, reviewer for European Standard, Precast Concrete Products – Wall Elements: Product Properties and Performances (CENTG229/WG1/TG8 – N.349). R. Morbiducci, member of European Commission COST, Action C25, Sustainability of Constructions Architectural concrete elements for roof and façade Physic, mechanics and chromatic characterization Sustainability of Constructions Arup & Parteners

21 DICAT Wind Engineering and Structural Dynamics People: G. Solari G. Piccardo L.C. Pagnini L. Carassale M.P. Repetto F. Tubino A. Freda Collaborations & Key Positions: Wind & Structures. An International Journal Centre of Excellence on Wind Effects on Buildings and Urban Areas, Tokyo IAWE International Association for Wind Engineering Master in Wind Engineering, Genoa-Milan Works Wind field simulation Monitoring Wind tunnel tests Fatigue cycles

22 DICAT Design and Construction of Marine Structures People: Enrico Rizzuto Topics Loads and responses of marine structures Structural reliability of marine structures Risk based design of marine structures Structure-borne noise propagation, acoustical planning on board ships Noise emissions from ships Unconventional materials and joints for marine applications Present memberships International Ship 6 Offshore Structures Congress (ISSC) Committees: Extreme Hull Girder Loading, Fatigue Loading, Risk Based Design, Design Principles &Criteria International Forum on Engineering Decision Making (IFED) Advisory council Joint Committee on Structural Safety (JCSS) Off-shore, Marine & Artic Engineer.Conf.(OMAE) Symp. Org: Structures,Safety & Reliability Ongoing projects MARSTRUCT Network of Excellence in Marine Structures ( ) E.U. COSTAction TU601-Robustness of Structures ( ) Manag.Comm.&WorkG1 SILENV-Ships oriented Innovative soLutions to rEduce Noise&Vibrations ( ) VII FP Co-operations RINA,CETENA, FINCANTIERI, DAppolonia, IST-Lisbon, DNV-Oslo, NTNU-Trondheim DTU-Copenhagen, ETH–Zurich, Univ. of Strathclyde-Glasgow, Newcastle Univ.,

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