Published papers trending

Our first paper published on Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics “Wind-sand tunnel testing of surface-mounted obstacles: Similarity requirements and a case study on a Sand Mitigation Measure” is among the most downloaded papers of the journal in the last 90 days (now at 9th place, click here to download).

To take a look at more interesting articles, visit the website of Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics.


HyPer SMM on “Horizon: the EU Research & Innovation magazine”

“Horizon, The EU Research & Innovation Magazine” on behalf of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation talks about the H2020 MSCA ongoing and completed projects Hybrid Performance assessment of Sand Mitigation Measures (HyPer SMM) and Sand Mitigation around Railway Tracks (SMaRT) with the article “Saving railways from sand” .
Enjoy reading it!

HyPer SMM @ COMPDYN 2021

The HyPer SMM research project participated to the 8th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering with a study entitled “Life-Cycle Performance and Cost Analysis of Sand Mitigation Measures: Towards an hybrid experimental-computational approach”.
The abstract can be downloaded at the following link:

1st journal paper published on JWEIA

The first journal paper published in the framework of the HyPer SMM project has been published on Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics by Elsevier.
This study deals with similarity criteria for Wind-Sand Tunnel Tests of surface mounted obstacles, such as Sand Mitigation Measures, by outlining strengths and weaknesses.

If you want to know more, you can download the article by clicking on the following preview:

HyPer SMM @ EGU General Assembly 2021

The HyPer SMM research project participated to the European Geophysical Union General assembly 2021 with a study entitled “Characterization of windblown sand transport in open field conditions through wind-sand tunnel testing and computational simulation”.
The abstract can be downloaded at the following link: EGU21-9574-print


1st HyPer SMM seminar

On January 28th 2021, the first HyPer SMM seminar planned took place online. The seminar was addressed to students enrolled to the VKI Research Master in Fluid Dynamics and delivered in the context of the Methodology of Applied Fluid Dynamics course.

The aim of the HyPer SMM seminars is to disseminate windblown sand modelling and mitigation techniques to MSc, PhDs and Researchers at VKI.

Slides can be downloaded from the following link:

MSCA-IF Info Meeting

On December 16th 2020, the first MSCA-IF Info Meeting took place online. The aim of the meeting is to disseminate and to encourage MSCA-IF applications to PhDs, Postdocs and Research Engineers at VKI.

During the meeting I illustrated the general guidelines to apply to MSCA-IF actions, the evaluation process, and my past experience in writing the proposal by sharing some insights.

I would like to thank all participants for their availability and strong interest in the event.

ANIV Top Award 2020

The jury of the ANIV Award 2020 unanimously remitted the Top Award to Lorenzo Raffaele for the paper Windblown sand action on civil structures: Definition and probabilistic modelling. The Award is remitted at the IN-VENTO conference for a scientific paper on Wind Engineering written by a young researcher.

The papers by:

– Andrea Giachetti, Two-dimensional study of a rectangular cylinder with a forebody airtight screen at a small distance

– Tommaso Massai, The effect of angle of attack on flow-induced vibration of low-side-ratio rectangular cylinders

received special mentions.