Luca Pigolotti, Ph.D.
Office: Via di Santa Marta, 3 – 50139 Florence (Italy)
BLWT: Piazza Ciardi, 25 – 59100 Prato (Italy)
Office: +39 055 2758858
BLWT: +39 0574 602558
2012: Laurea cum laude in Civil Engineering, with specialization in Structures – Ma.Sc. (University of Florence).
2013-2016: PhD fellowship, International Doctorate in Civil and Environmental Engineering – 28° cycle (University of Florence, in consortium with TU Braunschweig).
2016: PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering, discussing the thesis “On the flutter response of two-degree-of-freedom flat plates for energy harvesting applications”. Italian (Dottore di Ricerca) and German (Doktor Ingenieur) Ph.D. titles.
since September 2016: Research fellow at Civil Engineering Department of University of Florence.
Fields of Interest
Wind tunnel testing: aeroelastic tests, pressure and force measurements; large-amplitude setup for post-critical measurements of flutter-induced motion; hot-wire anemometry.
Aeroelasticity, and specifically the flutter instability.
Energy harvesting from fluid-structure-interaction phenomena, focusing on flutter-based generators.
Data post-processing: time-domain methods, Wavelet transform and POD analysis.
Experiences in Laboratories abroad
Oct 2011 ↔ Feb 2012 – WIND TUNNEL – Training/Research period at the “CSTB – Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment” (laboratory of Nantes – France), under the supervision of Dr.-Ing. Olivier Flamand, on wind-tunnel testing, wind-induced effects on tall buildings, PIV tests, aeroelastic response of flags and POD analysis.
Apr 2013 ↔ Jul 2013 – WIND TUNNEL – Research period at the Stahlbau Institut (Technical University of Braunschweig, Braunschweig – Germany), under the supervision of Prof.-Ing. Klaus Thiele, on the topic of my PhD project (Energy harvesting from flutter-induced vibrations): experimental campaign on a 15:1 rectangular cross section for energy harvesting applications.
Jan 2016 ↔ Mar 2016 – DAAD scholarship – Research period at the Stahlbau Institut (Technical University of Braunschweig, Braunschweig – Germany) on the topic of my PhD project (Energy harvesting from flutter-induced vibrations), under the supervision of Prof.-Ing. Klaus Thiele.