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1 Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering Dipartimento di Ingegneria delle Costruzioni, dell’Ambiente e del TerritorioUniversità degli Studi di GenovaDICATDepartment of Civil, Environmentaland Architectural EngineeringHead of Department: Paolo BlondeauxVia Montallegro Genova –
2 DICAT Educational activity: Founded in 2007 by the civil, environmental, building and architectural researchersof the Faculty of Engineering of the University of GenovaDICAT consists of49 faculty members24 technicians and administrative staff16 contract researchers19 post-doctoral researchers25 PhD studentsEducational activity:The teaching activity of the DICAT faculty members covers degrees in:Civil EngineeringEnvironmental EngineeringBuilding Engineering and Architectureand fundamental courses for other Engineering degreesDICAT 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 Research activities of DICAT Mechanics of Solidsand MaterialsConservation and Earthquake EngineeringDesign and Construction of Marine StructuresHydrologyMorphodynamicsPort and CoastalEngineeringWind Engineeringand DynamicsFluid and Bio-fluid MechanicsGeotechnical EngineeringMaterialEngineeringBuilding TechnologyEnergy and Process EngineeringEnvironmentArchitectural Design
4 Group of Morphodynamics 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.
6 Coastal Morphodynamics People: Prof. P. Blondeaux – Prof. G. Vittori – Dr. G. Besio - Dr. N. TambroniCollaborations: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 AnconaRiver and Estuarine MorphodynamicsPeople: Prof. G. Seminara – Prof. M. Colombini – Dr. A. Stocchino - Dr. M. Bolla Pittaluga Dr. V. Garotta – Dr. N. Tambroni – Dr. J. CostaCollaborations: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 l’AquilaFluid and Bio-fluid MechanicsPeople: 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. DauptainCollaborations:University of Toulouse – University of Salerno – University of Nancy – Imperial College - CERFACS
7 Hydrology Topics: Rainfall-runoff transformation. Rainfall-runoff modellingHydrologic requirements for hydropower designHydrologic measurementsTopics: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.People:P.BartoliniE.CarcanoE.CordanoCollaborations:Colorado State University.The University of Arizona.
8 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:People:P. La Barbera L.G. LanzaHydrology 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 gaugesA. MoliniC. BerrettaI. GneccoA. Palla
9 Port and Coastal 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.People:Prof. L. Rebaudengo LandòProf. S. SturaDr. R. GentileCollaborations:University of Lecce.University of Padova.University of Roma.Ligurian Region.European Centre for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering.
10 Material Engineering and Interfaces Topics:Ceramic Material sintering and stress analysis. (Instron, Dynamic Laser Young Modulus)Porous Material, Polymer Composites, Ceramic Functionalized Biomedical CementsPowder Engineering, Surface Area (BET)Wetting and Interfaces analysis at Macro-Micro size (Static, Dynamic Wilhelmy, Viscosimetry)People:Marco CapurroLuigi BarcoFabrizio BarberisPaolo CirilloCollaborations:University of California, Berkeley CNRLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory – LBNL ENEANational Institute of Standard and Technologies – NIST ANSALDO
11 Process Engineering Research Team - PERT 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 AratoBarbara BosioPaolo GreppiNicola Di GiulioMichela MazzoccoliDaniele BernoccoZaida Chavez RomeroDaniela PellegriniGreen hydrogen and syngas from biomass or sludgeEnergy production from fuel cellsystems and CO2 captureCollaborations:Univ. Politecnica de ValenciaUniv Catolica S.to Toribio de MongrovejoUniversità di Trento CIRPSABB CNRAnsaldo Fuel Cells ENEAAnsaldo Ricerche ERGA.M.I.A.S FISIACESI Paul WURTHWater treatment(desalination and conditioning)Gas-liquid interaction in high-temperature metallic systems
12 Architectural Urban Design Topics:Projects of revaluation and compatible reuse of industrially interesting buildings.Reintegration with new technologies and materials, environmental sustainability.People:ARCH_IN Industrial Archaeology Laboratory(responsible S. De Maestri)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 LiguriaSoprintendenza ai Beni Ambientali e Architettonici della LiguriaDirezione Regionale per i Beni e le Attività Culturali della LiguriaFondazione Ansaldo
13 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 LiguriaSoprintendenza ai Beni Ambientali e Architettonicidella LiguriaPeople:G. GuidanoM.C. CigoliniM.R. CroceE. MerelloG. Pellegri
14 Urban and territorial planning Topics: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 EvaluationSustainability MapInfrastructural planningMobility AnalisysRisk scenariosPeople:Collaborations:P. Ugolini (Director CRUIE)A. ChiricoF. Conelli, F. Cumbo, I. Delponte, F. Pirlone, R. Rovida, I. Spadaro, P. TirelliRegione Liguria, Regione Piemonte, Provincia di Savona, Provincia di Cuneo, Comune di Genova, Dip. DICATA Brescia, ESRI/Galileian Plus, CSTB (FR), BRGM (FR)
15 Group of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering Mechanics of Solids and MaterialsSoil and Rock Mechanics - Geotechnical EngineeringSeismic safety and PreservationBuilding TechnologyWind Engineering and Structural DynamicsLaboratory 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 Mechanics of Solids and Materials Topics: analytical and computational mechanics, elasticity, fracture and damage mechanics, contact mechanics, constitutive modeling, composites, interfaces, biomechanics, masonry mechanics.impactorstructural compositeBiaxial Strength of brittle materials –project for the Italian MIURxzyqCollaborations & highlights of group work:2 mmmultiple delaminationZ-pins- Scienza delle Costruzioni, McGraw-Hill, 2003.- Nonlinear models for nonmetallic materials, Kluwer, 1999.- 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.Modeling multiple delamination due to impact –project for the Office of Naval Research, USAPeople:L. Gambarotta, R. Massabò, I. Monetto, R. Sburlati, A. Cavicchi, G.M. Andrews, A. Bacigalupo, A. Brencich
17 Soil and Rock Mechanics - Geotechnical Engineering 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.COMPUTEDMEASUREDGeotechnical structure modellingSlope stability-Risk assessmentLarge scale model testingCollaborations & 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..People:R.Berardi, G.DalerciR.Passalacqua, R.BovolentaA.Baretto, G.Mercurio
18 Earthquake Engineering Conservation Engineering Modeling of existing buildingsModelingSeismic Damage AssessmentSeismic analysisRisk AnalysisExperimental testsMonitoring and DiagnosisRetrofittingCollaborations & 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)People: S.Lagomarsino S.Podestà C.Calderini S.Cattari E.Curti S.Parodi S.Resemini
19 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 structuresTeam members: A. Del Grosso, F. Lanata
20 Building TechnologyTopics: building materials and technology, experimental characterization, sustainability of constructions, …Arup & PartenersPhysic, mechanics andchromatic characterizationArchitectural concrete elementsfor roof and façadeSustainability of ConstructionsCollaborations & 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 ConstructionsPeople:E. DassoriR. Morbiducci
21 Wind Engineering and Structural Dynamics People:G. SolariG. PiccardoL.C. PagniniL. CarassaleM.P. RepettoF. TubinoA. FredaWind field simulationMonitoringCollaborations & Key Positions:IAWE International Association for Wind EngineeringWind tunnel testsWind & Structures. An International JournalCentre of Excellence on Wind Effects on Buildings and Urban Areas, TokyoMaster in Wind Engineering, Genoa-MilanWorksFatigue cycles
22 Design and Construction of Marine Structures People:Enrico RizzutoTopicsLoads and responses of marine structuresStructural reliability of marine structuresRisk based design of marine structuresStructure-borne noise propagation, acoustical planning on board shipsNoise emissions from shipsUnconventional materials and joints for marine applicationsPresent membershipsInternational Ship 6 Offshore Structures Congress (ISSC) Committees:Extreme Hull Girder Loading, Fatigue Loading, Risk Based Design, Design Principles &CriteriaInternational Forum on Engineering Decision Making (IFED) Advisory councilJoint Committee on Structural Safety (JCSS)Off-shore, Marine & Artic Engineer.Conf.(OMAE) Symp. Org: Structures,Safety & ReliabilityOngoing projectsMARSTRUCT Network of Excellence in Marine Structures ( )E.U. COSTAction TU601-Robustness of Structures ( ) Manag.Comm.&WorkG1SILENV-Ships oriented Innovative soLutions to rEduce Noise&Vibrations ( ) VII FPCo-operationsRINA,CETENA, FINCANTIERI, D’Appolonia, IST-Lisbon, DNV-Oslo, NTNU-TrondheimDTU-Copenhagen, ETH–Zurich, Univ. of Strathclyde-Glasgow, Newcastle Univ.,