RESEARCH

CRIACIV was born starting with just two Universities, and, after more than 20 years, we nowadays count on eight Universities working together in our Centre. Obviously this fact speaks for itself on how important it was (and it still does) to pursuit scientific excellence on Wind Engineering field, and every related research field involved in it. There is a permanent knowledge and competence exchange among the CRIACIV members, through meetings, research contracts signed by the Centre, students working in the Laboratory, agreement and relationships with other Universities abroad, work for European, National or any other kind of Projects financed. In this respect, the productivity is easily quantifiable looking at international journals publications and Ph.D. Thesis collected in the website.

ONGOING PROJECTS

FLORERISK
FLORERISKA research project on multi-risk assessment Research activity duration: 2018 - now Involved facilities: Wind tunnel...
PERMEABLE BUILDING ENVELOPES
PERMEABLE BUILDING ENVELOPESExploratory Bluff Body Aerodynamics Studies Research activity duration: 2014 - now Involved facilities: Wind...
UNSTEADY GALLOPING
UNSTEADY GALLOPING OF LOW SIDE-RATIO RECTANGLESExperimental and analytical results in smooth and turbulent flows Research activity...
ENERGY HARVESTING FROM FLUTTER
ENERGY HARVESTING FROM FLUTTERFlutter-based systems Research activity duration: 2013 - now Involved facilities: Wind tunnel (CRIACIV)...
STEELWAR European Project
STEELWAR European ProjectWind tunnel tests on automated rack supported warehouses Automated rack supported warehouses (ARSW) are...

Recent scientific publications list

2016 – 2019

International Journal papers
2019

Giachetti, A., Bartoli, G., Mannini, C., Two-dimensional study of a rectangular cylinder with a forebody airtight screen at a small distance, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, June 2019, 189, 11–21.

Giachetti, A., Bartoli, G., Mannini, C., Wind effects on permeable tall building envelopes: Issues and potentialities, in CTBUH Journal, 2019, 20-27.

Giachetti, A., Bartoli, G., Mannini, C., Effetti del vento su edifici con facciate permeabili: uno studio in galleria del vento, L’Ufficio Tecnico (in Italian), 2019, 105-113.

2018

Massai, T., Zhao, J., Lo Jacono, D., Bartoli, G., Sheridan, J., The effect of angle of attack on flow-induced vibration of low-side-ratio rectangular cylinders. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 27 July 2018, 82, 375-393.

Mannini, C., Massai, T., Marra A.M., Modeling the interference of vortex-induced vibration and galloping of a slender rectangular prism , Journal of Sound and Vibrations, 14 April 2018, 419, 493-509.

Mannini, C., Massai, T., Marra A.M., Unsteady galloping of a rectangular cylinder in turbulent flow, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 173, 210–226.

2017

Pugi, L., Alotta, B., Boni, E., Guidi, F., Montagni, M., Massai, T.. Integrated Design and Testing of an Anemometer for Autonomous Sail Drones. Journal of Dynamic Systems Measurement and Control (ASME), September 2017, doi:10.1115/1.4037840.

Pigolotti, L., Mannini, C., Bartoli, G., Destabilizing effect of damping on the post-critical flutter oscillations of flat plates, Meccanica, 3 January 2017, 1-16.

Pigolotti, L., Mannini, C., Bartoli, G.. Experimental study on the flutter-induced motion of two-degree-of-freedom plates. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 75, 77-98.

Mannini, C., Marra A.M., Pigolotti, L., Bartoli, G., The effects of free-stream turbulence and angle of attack on the aerodynamics of a cylinder with rectangular 5:1 cross section, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 161, 42-58.

Marra A.M., Mannini, C., Bartoli, G., Wind Tunnel Modeling for the Vortex-Induced Vibrations of a Yawed Bridge Tower, Journal of Bridge Engineering, 22(5), Article number 04017006.

Pigolotti, L., Mannini, C., Bartoli, G., Thiele, K., Critical and post-critical behaviour of two-degree-of-freedom flutter-based generators, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 404, 116-140.

Rizzo F., Ricciardelli F., 2017. Design pressure coefficients for circular and elliptical plan structures with hyperbolic paraboloid roof. Engineering Structures, 139, 153-169.

Downey, A., Laflamme, S., Ubertini, F.. Experimental wind tunnel study of a smart sensing skin for condition evaluation of a wind turbine blade, Smart Materials and Structures, Volume 26, Issue 12, 30 October 2017, Article number 125005.

Downey, A., Ubertini, F., Laflamme, S.. Algorithm for damage detection in wind turbine blades using a hybrid dense sensor network with feature level data fusion, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 168, 288-296.

Ierimonti, L., Caracoglia, L., Venanzi, I., Materazzi, A.L.. Investigation on life-cycle damage cost of wind-excited tall buildings considering directionality effects. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 171, 207-218.

Ubertini F., G. Comanducci, S. Laflamme.  A parametric study on reliability-based tuned-mass damper design against bridge flutter, Journal of Vibration and Control, 23(9), 1518-1534.

Ubertini, F., Comodini, F., Fulco, A., Mezzi, M.. A Simplified Parametric Study on Occupant Comfort Conditions in Base Isolated Buildings under Wind Loading, Advances in Civil Engineering, 2017, Article number 3524975.

Venanzi, I., Fravolini, M.L., Ierimonti, L.. Multi-model robust adaptive control of tall buildings.  Meccanica, 52(13), 3237-3253.

2016

Mannini, C., Marra, A. M., Massai, T., Bartoli, G., Interference of vortex-induced vibration and transverse galloping for a rectangular cylinder, Journal of Fluids and Structures, 66, 403-423.

Bartoli, G., Mannini, C., Marra, A. M., Massai, T., Pigolotti, L., Recent researches in Wind Engineering at CRIACIV – Inter-University Research Center on Building Aerodynamics and Wind Engineering, Wind Engineers (JAWE), 41 (4), 316-320.

Kozmar, H., Allori, D., Bartoli, G., Borri, C., Complex terrain effects on wake characteristics of a parked wind turbine, Engineering Structures, vol. 110, 363-374

Mannini, C., Belloli, M., Marra, A. M., Bayati, I., Giappino, S., Robustelli, F., Bartoli, G., Aeroelastic stability of two long-span arch structures: A collaborative experience in two wind tunnel facilities, Engineering Structures, 119, 252-263.

Mannini, C., Sbragi, G., Schewe, G., Analysis of self-excited forces for a box-girder bridge deck through unsteady RANS simulations, Journal of Fluids and Structures, 63, 57-76.

Marino, E., Salvatori, L., Orlando, M., Borri, C., Two shape parametrizations for structural optimization of triangular shells, Computers & Structures, 166, 1-10

Sorace, S., Blocken, B., Borri, C., Caracoglia, L., Molina, F.J., Müller, G.. Advanced materials and technologies for structural performance improvement. Advances in materials science and engineering, 2016, 1-3.

Spence, S.M.J., Gioffrè, M., Kareem, A.. An efficient framework for the reliability-based design optimization of large-scale uncertain and stochastic linear systems, Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics,  44, 174-182.

Proceedings
2019

Mannini, C.. Asymptotic analysis of a dynamical system for vortex-induced vibration and galloping, Proceedings of First International Nonlinear Dynamics Conference NODYCON, Rome (Italy), 17-20 Febbraio 2019.

Giachetti, A., Bartoli, G., Mannini, C.. Wind effects on a tall building with permeable envelopes, Proceedings of 15th International Conference of Wind Engineering ICWE15, Bejing, August 2019.

Mannini, C.. The role of free-stream turbulence in the galloping instability of small-side-ratio rectangular cylinders, Proceedings of 15th International Conference of Wind Engineering ICWE15, Bejing, August 2019.

Barni, N., Morano, S.G., Mannini, C. Flutter stability of a suspension bridge during construction, Proceedings of 15th International Conference of Wind Engineering ICWE15, Bejing, August 2019.

Chen, C., Mannini, C., Bartoli, G., Thiele, K.. Unsteady galloping of a bridge deck with open cross section: Wind tunnel tests and mathematical modeling, Proceedings of 15th International Conference of Wind Engineering ICWE15, Bejing, August 2019.

Frison, G., Marra, A.M., Bartoli, G., Scotta, R.. HFFB benchmark study of CAARC standard tall building, Proceedings of 15th International Conference of Wind Engineering ICWE15, Bejing, August 2019.

Frison, G., Penték, M., Marra, A.M.. CAARC standard tall building: HFFB Vs SMPSS, Proceedings of 15th International Conference of Wind Engineering ICWE15, Bejing, August 2019.

2018

Carbò Molina, A., Massai, T., Bianchini, A., Balduzzi, F., De Troyer, T., Ferrara, G., Bartoli, G.. Combined experimental and numerical study on the near wake of a Darrieus VAWT under turbulent flows, Proceedings of TORQUE 2018, Milan (Italy), June 2018.

Mannini, C., Mariotti, A., Salvetti, M.V.. Experimental and numerical study on the shear-layer instability in a 5:1 benchmark rectangular cylinder, Proceedings of 7th International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering (CWE), Seul (South Korea), 18-22 June 2018.

Mannini, C.. Numerical investigation of transverse galloping in turbulent flow, Proceedings of 15th Conference of the Italian Association for Wind Engineering IN-VENTO 2018, Naples, 9-12 September 2018.

Pigolotti, L., Mannini, C., Bartoli, G.. Some advances in the study of classical-flutter-based generators, Proceedings of 15th Conference of the Italian Association for Wind Engineering IN-VENTO 2018, Naples, 9-12 September 2018.

Nicese, B., Mannini, C., Marra, A.M., Bartoli, G.. A critical database for the Strouhal number of bridge decks, Proceedings of 15th Conference of the Italian Association for Wind Engineering IN-VENTO 2018, Naples, 9-12 September 2018.

Giachetti, A., Bartoli, G., Mannini, C.. Some advances on the aerodynamics of a system composed by a rectangular bluff body with a screen at a relatively small distance, Proceedings of 15th Conference of the Italian Association for Wind Engineering IN-VENTO 2018, Naples, 9-12 September 2018.

Bartoli, G., Mannini, C., Marra, A.M.. STEELWAR project: wind tunnel tests on automated rack supported warehouses, Proceedings of 15th Conference of the Italian Association for Wind Engineering IN-VENTO 2018, Naples, 9-12 September 2018.

Buccolieri, R., Massai, T., Giachetti, A., Quarta, F., Bartoli, G.. The effect of lift-up buildings on wind-induced forces and ventilation in simple urban geometries, Proceedings of 15th Conference of the Italian Association for Wind Engineering IN-VENTO 2018, Naples, 9-12 September 2018.

2017

Alotta, B., Pugi, L., Boni, E., Guidi, F., Montagni, M., Massai, T.. Design and calibration of an innovative ultrasonic, Arduino based anemometer, Proceedings of 1st IEEE I&CPS and IEEE EEEIC 2017, Milan, 06-09 June 2017.

Mannini, C., Massai, T., Marra, A.M.. Experimental and numerical study of nonlinear galloping oscillations interfering with vortex-induced excitation, Proceedings of 9th ENOC 2017, Budapest, 25-30 June 2017.

Marra, A.M., Mannini C., Bartoli G., Modeling of vortex-induced vibrations of an elongated rectangular cylinder through wake-oscillator models, Proceedings of 7th EACWE 2017, Liege, 04-07 July 2017, 4pp.

Mannini, C., Massai, T., Marra, A.M., Bartoli, G.. Interference of vortex-induced vibration and galloping of a rectangular cylinder in turbulent flow, Proceedings of 7th EACWE 2017, Liege, 04-07 July 2017, 4pp.

Pigolotti, L., Mannini, C., Bartoli, G.. Turbulence effects on the post-critical response of flutter-based generators. Proceedings of 7th European and African Conference on Wind Engineering EACWE, Liège, Belgium, 4-7 July 2017, 4 pp.

Giachetti, A., Mannini, C., Bartoli, G.. Forces and pressure distributions on building facades with a screen: experimental two-dimensional studies. Proceedings of 7th European and African Conference on Wind Engineering EACWE, Liège, Belgium, 4-7 July 2017, 10 pp.

Mannini, C., Mariotti, A., Siconolfi, L., Salvetti, M.V.. Benchmark on the aerodynamics of a 5:1 rectangular cylinder: further experimental and LES results. Proceedings of 11th Workshop on Direct and Large-Eddy Simulation DLES, Pisa, Italy, 29-31 May 2017, 6 pp.

Bartoli, G., Gioffré, M., Mannini, C., Marra, A.M., Massai, T., Pepi, C., Pigolotti, L.. Wind tunnel tests and full-scale measurements on a cable-stayed footbridge, Proceedings of FootBridge 2017, TUB – Berlin, 06-08 September 2017, 8 pp.

Mannini, C., Massai, T., Marra, A.M., Bartoli, G.. Interference of vortex-induced vibration and galloping: Experiments and mathematical modelling, Proceedings of 10th EURODYN 2017, Rome, 10-13 September 2017.

Pigolotti, L., Mannini, C., Bartoli, G.. Wind tunnel tests on the post-critical response of classical-flutter-based generators. Procedia Engineering 199, 3480-3485, Proceedings of 10th European Conference on Structural Dynamics EURODYN, Rome, Italy, 10-13 September 2017.

Pigolotti, L., Mannini, C., Bartoli, G.. Destabilizing damping effect on flat-plate vibrations due to flow-induced flutter. Procedia Engineering 199, 790-795, Proceedings of 10th European Conference on Structural Dynamics EURODYN, Rome, Italy, 10-13 September 2017.

Bartoli, G., Mannini, C., Marra, A.M., Massai, T., Pistoletti, P., Maestrelli, P., Varni, S., Orlandini, M., Casalone, P. A., Analisi in galleria del vento e monitoraggio del viadotto sulla vallata dell’Oued Isser della nuova linea ferroviaria AV Oued Tlelat-tlemcen in Algeria, Atti delle XXVI giornate italiane delle costruzioni in acciaio (CTA2017), Venice, 28-30 September 2017.

Mockute A., Marino E., Borri C..  Advanced numerical modelling of wave loading on monopile-supported offshore wind turbines, Proceedings of the International Conference on Wind Energy Harvesting, pp. 301-305, Coimbra, Portugal.

Mockute A., Marino E., Borri C.. Effects of wind-wave misalignment on the dynamic response of an offshore wind turbine in highly nonlinear waves, Proceedings of the 7th European & African Conference on Wind Engineering, Liege, Belgium.

Mockute A., Marino E., Lugni C., Borri C.. Comparison of hydrodynamic loading models for vertical cylinders in nonlinear waves, Proceedings of 10th European Conference on Structural Dynamics EURODYN, Rome, Procedia Engineering, Elsevier, https://doi.org/10.1016/ j.proeng.2017.09.329.

Giusti A., Stabile G., Marino E., Borri C.. Coupling effects on the dynamic response of moored floating platforms for offshore wind energy plants, Proceedings of 10th European Conference on Structural Dynamics EURODYN, Rome, Procedia Engineering, Elsevier, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877705817340389.

Mockute A., Marino E., Lugni C., Borri C.. Comparison of hydrodynamic loading models for bottom-mounted slender cylinders in highly nonlinear waves, Proceedings of OWEMES, Bari, 11-13 October 2017.

Rizzo F., Sepe V., Vasta M.. Correlation structure of wind-tunnel pressure fields for a hyperbolic paraboloid roof, AIMETA 2017 – Proceedings of the XXIII Conference of the Italian Association of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, e-book, pp.462-471, (L. Ascione, V. Berardi, L. Feo, F. Fraternali and A. M. Tralli eds.), 4th-7th September 2017, Salerno, Italy, ISBN: 978-889-42484-7-0, GECHI EDIZIONI by Centro Servizi d’Ateneo S.r.l. Mediglia (MI).

Fravolini, M.L., Ficola, A., Venanzi I.. Randomized algorithm for performance evaluation of controlled structures with uncertainties. AIMETA 2017 – XXIII Conference of the Italian Association of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Salerno, Italy.

Ierimonti, L., Caracoglia, L., Venanzi, I.. Life-cycle loss estimation in tall buildings accounting for wind directionality effects. 7th European and African Conference on Wind Engineering, EACWE 2017. Liege, Belgium.

Venanzi, I., Lavan, O., Fabrizi, S.. Multi-hazard life-cycle performance of tall buildings under seismic and wind loads. Life-Cycle of Engineering Systems: Emphasis on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure – 5th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Engineering, IALCCE 2016. Delft, The Netherlands.

2016

Bartoli, G., Mannini, C., De Miranda, M, Measurement and identification of damping for the Rio Higuamo Bridge, Proceedings of 14th International Conference of the Italian Association for Wind Engineering IN-VENTO, Terni, 25-28 September 2016, 2 pp.

Marino, E., Nguyen, H., Lugni, C., Manuel, C., Borri, C., Irregular nonlinear wave simulation and associated loads on offshore wind turbines. Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering,  Volume 137, Issue 2 Pages 021901-021901-9.

Giachetti, A., Mannini, C., Bartoli, G., Forces and pressure distributions on building facades with a screen: Two dimensional experimental and numerical studies, Proceedings of 14th International Conference of the Italian Association for Wind Engineering IN-VENTO, Terni, 25-28 September 2016, 2 pp.

Mannini, C., Marra, A.M., Massai, T., Bartoli, G., Low-speed galloping for rectangular cylinders with side ratios larger than unity, Proceedings of 1st International Symposium on Flutter and its Applications, Tokyo, Japan, 15-17 May 2016, 10 pp.

Mannini, C., Marra, A.M., Massai, T., Bartoli, G., The effects of turbulence on the interference of VIV and galloping for a rectangular cylinder, Proceedings of 14th International Conference of the Italian Association for Wind Engineering IN-VENTO, Terni, 25-28 September 2016, 2 pp.

Mannini, C., Marra, A.M., Massai, T., Bartoli, G., Experimental study on the interference of vortex-induced vibration and transverse galloping for a rectangular cylinder, Proceedings of 11th Conference on Flow-Induced Vibration, The Hague, The Netherlands, 4-6 July 2016, 8 pp.

Mannini, C., Marra, A.M., Pigolotti, L., Bartoli, G., The results of the experimental campaign on the BARC benchmark, Proceedings of 14th International Conference of the Italian Association for Wind Engineering IN-VENTO, Terni, 25-28 September 2016, 2 pp.

Mannini, C., Marra, A.M., Pigolotti, L., Bartoli, G., Vortex-shedding mechanism for the BARC section in smooth and turbulent flow, Proceedings of 8th International Symposium on Bluff Body Aerodynamics and Applications, Boston, US, 7-11 June 2016, 10 pp.

Marra, A.M., Mannini, C., Bartoli, G., Aerodynamic forces, wake flow and VIV response of a yawed bridge tower, Proceedings of 14th International Conference of the Italian Association for Wind Engineering IN-VENTO, Terni, 25-28 September 2016, 2 pp.

Marra, A.M., Mannini, C., Bartoli, G., Wake-oscillator models for vortex-induced vibrations of a 4:1 rectangular cylinder, Proceedings of 8th International Symposium on Bluff Body Aerodynamics and Applications, Boston, US, 7-11 June 2016, 7 pp.

Massai, T., Mannini, C., Marra, A.M., Bartoli, G., Peculiar aspects of flow-induced vibration of rectangular sections subjected to air and water flows, Proceedings of 14th International Conference of the Italian Association for Wind Engineering IN-VENTO, Terni, 25-28 September 2016, 2 pp.

Pigolotti, L., Mannini, C., Bartoli, G., Effects of mass unbalance and high levels of external damping on the post-critical flutter of a flat plate, Proceedings of 1st International Symposium on Flutter and its Applications, Tokyo, Japan, 15-17 May 2016, 10 pp.

Pigolotti, L., Mannini, C., Bartoli, G., Experimental investigations on a flat plate equipped with porous barriers undergoing classical flutter oscillations, Proceedings of 14th International Conference of the Italian Association for Wind Engineering IN-VENTO, Terni, 25-28 September 2016, 2 pp.

Ph. D. Theses

  • Giachetti A., “Wind effects on Permeable Building Envelopes: a two-dimensional exploratory study”PhD thesis, University of Florence, Italy – Technical University of Braunschweig, Florence, 2017.
  • Pigolotti L., “On the flutter response of two-degree-of-freedom flate plates for energy harvesting applications”. PhD thesis, University of Florence, Italy – Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, 2016.  
  • Massai T., “On the Interaction vortex-induced vibrations and galloping in rectangular cylinders of low side ratio “. PhD thesis, University of Florence, Italy – Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, 2015.
  • Lupi F., “A new aerodynamic phenomenon and its effects on the design of ultra-high cylindrical towers”. PhD thesis, University of Florence, Italy – Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, 2013.
  • Pozzuoli C., “Aeroelastic Effects on Tall Buildings: Performance-Based Comfort Analysis”. PhD thesis, University of Florence, Italy – Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, 2012.
  • Allori D., “Mitigation of cross wind effects on road vehicles by porous screens”, PhD thesis, University of Florence, Italy – Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, 2012.
  • Marra A.M., “Risk assessment of bridge decks prone to vortex-induced vibrations”, PhD thesis, University of Florence, Italy – Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, 2011.
  • Baro L., “Long Span Bridges Under Wind Actions / A Non-Linear Fluid Force Model”. PhD thesis, University of Florence, Italy – Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, 2011.
  • Marino E., “An integrated nonlinear wind-waves model for offshore wind turbines”. PhD thesis, University of Florence, Italy – Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, 2010.
  • Olivato G., “Managing Wind Risk on Long Span Roofs”. PhD thesis, University of Florence, Italy – Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, 2010.
  • Giangreco S., “Validation of a Lattice Boltzmann model for snow transport and deposition by wind”. PhD thesis, University of Florence, Italy – Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, 2010.
  • Spence S. M. J., “Time domain non-Gaussian optimization of wind excited tall buildings under vulnerability constraints”. PhD thesis, University of Florence, Italy – Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, 2009.
  • Salvatori L., “Assessment and Mitigation of Wind Risk of Suspended-Span Bridges”. PhD thesis, University of Florence, Italy – Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, 2007.
  • Mannini C., “Flutter Vulnerability Assessment of Flexible Bridges”. PhD thesis, University of Florence, Italy – Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, 2006.
  • Pastò S., “Fatigue-induced risk assessment of slender structures with circular cross-section at lock-in”. PhD thesis, University of Florence, Italy – Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, 2005.
  • Costa C., “Time-domain models in bridge deck aeroelasticity”. PhD thesis, University of Florence, 2004.
  • Righi M., “Aeroelastic stability of long span suspended bridges: flutter mechanism on rectangular cylinders in smooth and turbulent flow”. PhD thesis, University of Florence, 2003.
  • Imbrenda A., “Ingegneria del vento: strumenti e tecniche di simulazione ed analisi sperimentale”. Tesi di dottorato, Università di Firenze, 1999.
  • Contini D.“Studio di diffusione di inquinanti gassosi su modelli in scala ridotta in galleria del vento”. Tesi di dottorato, Università di Firenze, 1999.
  • Piantini C., “Three-dimensional interaction between a turbolent boundary layer and a bluff body of finite length”. PhD thesis, University of Florence, 1999.
  • Orlando M., “Indagine sperimentale ed analisi numerica degli effetti di interferenza indotti dal vento su due torri di raffreddamento adiacenti”. Tesi di dottorato, Università di Firenze, 1998.
  • Facchini L., “Lo studio delle azioni aleatorie sulle strutture attraverso la loro simulazione”. Tesi di dottorato, Università di Firenze, 1996.
  • Bartoli G., “Dinamica non lineare di strutture sottoposte all’azione del vento: applicazione del calcolo differenziale stocastico”. Tesi di dottorato, Università di Firenze, 1993.