PhD Title: An artificial intelligence methodology for the prediction of masonry behaviour.
Supervisors: Riccardo Briganti and Bahman Ghiassi
Understanding and evaluating the behaviour of masonry structures against extreme hazards is of global importance to ensure the safety of those structures and their inhabitants. The project aims to developing a novel methodology based on artificial intelligence (AI) approach to predict the behaviour of masonry elements to a wide range of loading scenarios, including those from extreme hydraulic loads and impact of waterborne debris. The objective of this project is to conceptualise a novel AI approach to the modelling of masonry elements by building a database from new numerical simulations and data from literature suitable to train, validate and test the specific AI approach.
PhD Title: Modelling the future of coastal soft cliffs under changing climate
Supervisors: Riccardo Briganti and Nicholas Dodds
PhD Title: Numerical-experimental modelling of wave-flexible structure interaction
Supervisors: Dr Valentin Heller, Savvas Triantafyllou and Panos Psimoulis
After his Master’s degree in Hydraulic Engineering at the University of Pisa, Tommaso joined the EFMG research group in 2019 as a PhD student. His research focuses on the numerical-experimental modelling of waves impacting on rigid and flexible plates. Waves impacting on coastal structures, referred to as wave-structure interaction (WSI), pose a serious hazard for a range of coastal applications such as oil and gas rigs, offshore wind turbine platforms, breakwaters, flood protection systems and wave energy converters. These structures may deform under the wave loading, making the WSI effects even more relevant. An accurate understanding of WSI is still a major challenge for the engineering community.
PhD Title: The effect of converging reservoir geometry on landslide-tsunamis
Supervisors: Dr Valentin Heller and Dr Riccardo Briganti
PhD Title: Numerical simulations masonry structures subjected to extreme hydrodynamic events.
Supervisors: Riccardo Briganti, Bahman Ghiassi and David Hargreaves
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