Andrea Giachetti, Ph.D.

Research Fellow

Office:Via di Santa Marta, 3 – 50139 Florence (Italy)

Phone: +39 055 2758858



Curriculum Vitae

2012: Ma.Sc. in Civil Engineering – (University of Florence).
2013 – 2016:
Ph.D. Fellowship, International Doctorate in Civil and Environmental Engineering (University of Florence, in consortium with TU Braunschweig).

2017: Ph.D. Defence in Civil and Environmental Engineering, discussing a thesis on “Wind effects on permeable building envelopes: a two-dimensional exploratory study“. Italian (Dottore di Ricerca) and German (Doktor Ingenieur) Ph.D. titles. Thesis Supervisors: Prof. Ing. Gianni Bartoli, Dr. Ing. Claudio Mannini and Prof. -Ing. Klaus Thiele.
May 2017 – present: Research Fellow at Civil Engineering Department of University of Florence

Fields of Interest

Experimental tests in wind tunnel and numerical CFD simulations on bluff body aerodynamics. Experimental and numerical studies for the definition of wind loads on square-section regular buildings, with or without permeable double-skin facades. Design and use of experimental set-up and use of measuring instruments. Laboratory data analysis. Numerical data pre- and post-processing. Use of open source (OpenFOAM, ParaView, SnappyHexMesh, Salome, gMesh) and commercial (ANSA/META BetaCAE, AutoCAD, Matlab) software.

Resilience and Vulnerability of Urban Environment against Extreme Wind Events.

Experiences abroad

2014 – 2016 Research periods (a total of 9 months – 3 x 3 months) at the Institute for Steel Structures (Stahlbau – TU Braunschweig, Braunschweig – Germany) on the topic of my PhD project, under the supervision of Prof.-Ing. Klaus Thile.
Septtember 2015, attended 3rd Northern Germany OpenFoam User Meeting 2015 (NOFUN Meeting) at TU Braun-schweig, Germany.

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