Claudio Mannini, Ph.D.
Research Associate (RTD – A)
Office:Via di Santa Marta, 3 – 50139 Florence (Italy)
Phone: +39 055 2758879
2002: Ma.Sc. in Environmental Engineering (University of Florence).
2003 – 2006: PhD fellowship in Structural Engineering (University of Florence, in consortium with TU Braunschweig).
2007: PhD in Structural Engineering, discussing a thesis on “Flutter Vulnerability Assessment of Flexible Bridges “. Italian (Dottore di Ricerca) and German (Doktor Ingenieur) Ph.D. titles.
2007 – 2013: Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Florence.
2008: “ANIV Award” of the Italian Association of Wind Engineering for the best journal paper in the field of Wind Engineering published by a young researcher in the last two years (10th IN-VENTO, Italian Association of Wind Engineering National Conference held in Cefalù, 2008).
2011: “IAWE Award” of the International Association of Wind Engineering for the research activity carried out in the last five years (13th ICWE, International Conference of Wind Engineering held in Amsterdam, 2011).
2014: EASD Junior Research Prize 2014 from the European Association of Structural Dynamics (9th EURODYN, European International Conference on Structural Dynamics held in Porto, 2011).
Fields of Interest
Experimental Aerodynamics and Aeroelasticity: experimental studies in wind tunnel on the aerodynamic and aeroelastic behaviour of bridge decks cross-sections and flutter derivatives identification; experimental studies on the interference between VIV and galloping of rectangular prisms.
Risk assessment in bridges subjected to aeroelastic phenomena.
CFD simulations: simulations of unsteady flow around elongated rectangular prisms (numerical bluff-body aerodynamics) and bridge deck sections.
Energy harvesting from fluttering bodies
Experiences in Laboratories abroad
2001 École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC), Paris (France) Collège Génie Civil et Bâtiment. Socrates/Erasmus exchange. Thesis on “Creep and Shrinkage Effects on the Preflex Beams”.
Stage at the Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées (LCPC), Paris (France). Investigation of the viscous behaviour of steel-concrete composite beams with pre-deflection of the steel (Preflex), in the framework of the subject 1A of the French National Project MIKTI about composite structures
2003 – 2006 Carolo-Wilhelmina Technische Universität (Braunschweig, Germany).
2005 Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB, Nantes).
2005 – 2012 Visiting Researcher at the German Aerospace Centre (Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR, Göttingen, Germany).