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Alessandro FRANCI

+34 93 401 08 93




Building B0, first floor, 101

CIMNE Structural Mechanics


C/Gran Capità, s/n Campus Nord UPC, Edificio C1

08034, Barcelona, Barcelona, España

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Structural Mechanics

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Associate Research Professor

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CV Alessandro Franci is Assistant Research Professor at CIMNE and Adjoint Professor at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC, Barcelona Tech). He obtained the Master Degree in Civil Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano in 2011 and the PhD degree in Structural Analysis at the UPC in 2015. The PhD thesis of Franci, entitled 'Unified Lagrangian Formulation for Fluid and Solid Mechanics, Fluid-Structure Interaction and Coupled Thermal Problems Using the PFEM' won one of the PIONER awards assigned by the CERCA association and was selected ex aequo as the best PhD thesis in numerical methods in Spain for the year 2015 by the Spanish Society of Numerical Methods in Engineering (SEMNI). The research lines of Franci include the numerical simulation of Newtonian and non-Newtonian free-surface flows, fluid-structure interaction and thermal-coupled problems and particle-laden flows. The numerical methods mainly used by Franci are the Particle Finite Element Method (PFEM), the Finite Element Method (FEM) and the Discrete Element Method (DEM).