Creating new solutions for design and engineering in the built environment
The chair has a strong international reputation in the modelling of failure (plasticity, fracture, damage, phase transformations) and deformation of advanced engineering materials. The research examines and couples the mechanical behaviour of materials and structures at various length scales (macro, micro, nano), in order to improve material characteristics (high strength and toughness, low weight) and to pursue optimal structural and functional performances of applications in the built environment.Read more
Engineering goes Beauty - A computational multi-physics modelling approach towards the preservation of historical oil paintings.
Innovative and affordable service for the Preventive Conservation monitoring of individual Cultural Artefacts during display, storage, handling and transport
A Numerical-Experimental Study on chemo-mechanical degradation of COncrete sewer Pipes
Condition Assessment of Sewer Pipes by means of Finite Element Modelling
A multi-scale and uncertainty approach for the analysis of the aging of timber art objects adhesively bonded by animal glues.
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Our most recent peer reviewed publications
Automated image segmentation of 3D printed fibrous composite micro-structures using a neural networkConstruction and Building Materials (2023)
Assessing rheometry for measuring the viscosity-average degree of polymerisation of cellulose in paper degradation studiesHeritage Science (2023)
Chemo-mechanical model for degradation of oil paintings by amorphous and crystalline metal soapsEuropean Journal of Mechanics. A, Solids (2023)
A coupled hydro-mechanical model for subsurface erosion with analyses of soil piping and void formationActa Geotechnica (2022)
The Direct Strength Method for first generation trapezoidal steel sheeting under Interior One Flange and Interior Two Flange web cripplingThin-Walled Structures (2022)