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Research interests

My research interests are in geotechnical earthquake engineering and computational structural mechanics, with emphases on seismic soil-structure interaction, dynamic cross-interaction, earthquake ground motion characterization, soil dynamics and analysis and design of bridges and bridge foundation.

My research has involved the devising of models for considering soil-structure interaction (SSI) and structure-soil-structure interaction (SSSI) effects, the characterization of the local site deposit for site response analysis, investigation of the effects of the soil nonlinearities on bridges through Nonlinear Winkler Foundation (BNWF) models as well as sensitivity, stochastic analysis and uncertainty analysis of SSI problems.

 

 Research studies have been undertaken by analytical analysis, numerical simulation and scaled-model experimental test.

Approach to teaching

I am Lecturer in Computational Structural Mechanics teaching computational frameworks such as Finite Element Method.

My teaching aims to stimulate the student’s interest in this discipline by drawing upon examples from your my current research and previous professional experience. The goal is to build each student's confidence in order to make her/him ready for dealing with structural engineering projects.

Scholarly biography

I studied Civil Engineering at Università Politecnica Delle Marche, in Italy where I earned a  BEng (Hons) and then a MSc in  Civil Engineering – First Class (equivalent). Soon after I embarked on a PhD in Structure and Infrastructure Engineering working onSeismic Response of Extended Pile Shafts Considering Nonlinear Soil-Pile Interaction”. During the doctoral period I have been Visiting PhD Student at The Western University, London, Ontario, Canada, supervised by Prof. M.H. El Naggar.

After completed my PhD, I was appointed for a position of Research Fellow at Brighton.

Keywords

  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • Structural Engineering
  • Seismic Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Soil-Structure Interaction

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Research Output 2012 2018

  • 8 Conference contribution with ISSN or ISBN
  • 6 Article

A Vibrating Barrier with Grounded Inerter For Non-Invasive Seismic Protection of Existing Structures

Cacciola, P., Giaralis, A. & Tombari, A. 18 Jun 2018 16th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering (16ECEE).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution with ISSN or ISBN

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Soil structure interactions
Vibration control
Equations of motion
Transfer functions
Costs

A Fuzzy Logic Approach to Stochastic 1D Site Response Analysis accounting for Soil Uncertainties

Tombari, A. & Stefanini, L. 6 Aug 2017 ICOSSAR2017 12th International Conference on Structural Safety & Reliability. Vienna, p. 810-819 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution with ISSN or ISBN

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response analysis
fuzzy mathematics
soil
soil survey
probability density function

Impact of Ground Motion Duration and Soil Non-Linearity on the Seismic Performance of Single Piles

Tombari, A., El Naggar, M. H. & Dezi, F. 24 May 2017 100

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Piles
Soils
Earthquakes
Degradation
Pile foundations

Improving Urban Seismic Resilience through Vibrating Barriers

Coronado, J., Lomurno, R., Tombari, A. & Cacciola, P. 6 Aug 2017 ICOSSAR2017 12th International Conference on Structural Safety & Reliability. Vienna, p. 2789-2798 10 p.

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Soils
Soil structure interactions
Topography
Numerical models
Earthquakes

Vibration control of a cluster of buildings through the Vibrating Barrier

Tombari, A., Espinosa, M. G., Alexander, N. A. & Cacciola, P. 23 Sep 2017 101, p. 219-236 18 p.

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