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Tomaso Trombetti

Associate Professor

Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering

Academic discipline: ICAR/09 Structural Engineering

Research

Keywords: shaking tables wall structures form and structure identification of the reference design seismic input asymmetric structures Performance Based Design structural reliability structural functioning viscous dampers structures realized using additive manufacturing 3d printed steel structures

1. Performance based design applied to seismic engineering.

2. Dynamic modeling (both analytical and experimental) of the seismic behavior of asymmetric in plan structures (torsional behaviors of asymmetric in plan structural systems).

3. Monitoring and retrofitting of exhisting monumental building structures.

4. Innovative techniques for mitigation of the seismic action (visas dampers, base isolators, strong back).

5. Seismic behaviour of squat silos containing grain like material.

6. Seismic behaviour of squat reinforced concrete walls structures

7. Innovative ductile mortars for seismic masonry of improved seismic behavior.

8. Modeling and design of shaking table test facilities (Rice University, Università di Firenze, Univesity of California San Diego).

9. Us of 3d printed steel for civil engineering construction.

10. Probability methods applied to engineering (assessment of seismic hazard, identification of appropriate Intensity Measures and corresponding probability of occurrence - structural reliability and seismic risk assessment...).



Civil building structrues, for their particular use, must be capable of providing a high degree of seismic protection (with respect to vertical static loads and to natural, such as the seismic and wind, hazards), so that today's society expectations can be met. The design of building structures capable of providing given performances represents a difficult task due to the complex characterization (a) of the actions, (b) of the characteristics of the materials, (c) of the structural  elements, and (d) of the structural response. A viable solution to this task may be found in the recently proposed methodologies that fall under the name of Performance Based Design (PBD).

For these reasons, in the last years, the reasearch group has dealt with variuos research issues:

1. Probability methods applied to engineering (assessment of seismic hazard, identification of appropriate Intensity Measures and corresponding probability of occurrence - structural reliability and seismic risk assessment).

2. Dynamic modeling (both analytical and experimental) of the seismic behavior of asymmetric in plan structures (torsional behaviors of asymmetric in plan structural systems).

3. Innovative techniques for mitigation of the seismic action (identification of optimal insertion of viscous dampers in building structures.

4. Modeling and design of shaking table test facilities (Rice University, Università di Firenze, Univesity of California San Diego).

5. Performance based design applied to seismic engineering.

6. Form and function in building structures.