Personale docente

Ugo Galvanetto

Professore ordinario

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Indirizzo: VIA VENEZIA, 1 - PADOVA . . .

Telefono: 0498276817

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E-mail: ugo.galvanetto@unipd.it

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Full Name and Title: Ugo Galvanetto, Prof.

Work experiences
From July 08 Professor of Aircraft Structures in the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Padua, Italy.

October 07-June 08 Reader in Nonlinear Applied Mechanics in the Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London UK.

October 04-September 07 Senior lecturer in the Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London UK.

March 99-October 04 Lecturer in the Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London UK.

December 94-March 99 Lecturer in the Department of Structural and Transportation Engineering of the University of Padua, Italy.

October 93-November 94 Research Associate in the Department of Aeronautics of the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine.


Ugo Galvanetto’s main research fields are:
• Computational mechanics applied to various problems of advanced composite materials such as delamination and impacts.
• Application of the methods of non-linear dynamics to the analysis, control and damage detection of mechanical and structural systems.
• Design and innovation of items of personal protective equipment (helmets, neck protectors, back protectors ...) in collaboration with Dainese SpA and D-Air-Lab.

His research activities have been sponsored by the EU, Royal Society, Royal Academy of Engineering, EPSRC and industry. He is often required to act as a referee by prestigious scientific international journals, international conferences and funding bodies. He published more than fifty papers in international journals and his contributions have been presented to more than seventy conferences.

In particular in the last years he obtained the follwowing achievements:
• a research contract form the Italian company Dainese, to develop the computer aided design of composite motorbike safety helmets.
• he has been the originator and the main proposer and the co-ordinator of the Research Training Network MYMOSA of the EU (Marie Curie Research Training Network) on the motorcycle safety with a budget of 2.7 million Euros for four years. 14 institutions are members of the network: 5 universities, 3 research centres and 6 companies of seven European countries, www.mymosa.eu/.
• he has obtained from the Veneto Region a Research contract POR with OZ SpA. The research contract is worth more than 1m Euros, of which 75,000 are for my university team.
• he has been awarded a Research project of the ‘CARIPARO Eccellenza scheme’ on impact behaviour of multifunctional panels, 250,000 Euros for three years.
• he has been awarded a Research project of the EU (Marie Curie Research Training Network) MOTORIST, 260,000 over four years.

Prof. Galvanetto has been the supervisor or co-supervisor of 7 PhD students who have already obtained their PhD degree and he is currently supervising or co-supervising 6 more PhD students.

Main research grants awarded to Prof. Galbvanetto
1) 2005 research contract from Dainese SpA £ 85000
2) 2006 Research Training Network MYMOSA 535,000 €
3) Oz Spa, Regione Veneto, 2010 75,000€
4) Eccellenza CARIPARO 2010 250,000€
5) Clean-Sky, JTI of the EU, 2011 22,000€
6) Enginsoft, PhD scholarship 66,000€
7) Progetto FSE 58,000€
8) PRIN 2011 50,000€
9) MOTORIST 2015, 260,000€
10)Unox and Cinetix, private funding, over 100,000€

1) M. Ghajari, S. Peldshuss, U. Galvanetto, L. Iannucci (2013) ‘Effects of the presence of the body in helmet oblique impacts’, Accident Analysis & Prevention, Volume: 50, Pages: 263-71.
2) Thiene, M., Ghajari, M., Galvanetto, U., Aliabadi, M.H., (2014) Effects of the transfer function evaluation on the impact force reconstruction with application to composite panels. COMPOSITE STRUCTURES Volume: 114, Pages: 1-9, Published: AUG 2014.
3) A. Francesconi, C. Giacomuzzo, A.M. Grande, T. Mudric, M. Zaccariotto, E. Etemadi, L. Di Landro, U. Galvanetto (2013) ‘Comparison of self-healing ionomer to aluminium-alloy bumpers for protecting spacecraft equipment from space debris impact’, Advances in Space Research, Volume 51, Issue 5, 1 March 2013, Pages 930-940
4) M. Thiene, M. Zaccariotto, U. Galvanetto (2013) ‘Application of proper orthogonal decomposition to damage detection in homogeneous plates and composite beams’, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 139, pages 1539-1550.
5) M. Thiene, C. Surace, U. Galvanetto (2014), ‘Influence of sharp stiffness variations in damage evaluation using POD and GSM’, to be published in Smart Structures and Systems.
6) L. Magri, U. Galvanetto (2012) ‘Example of a non-smooth Hopf bifurcation in an aero-elastic system’, Mechanics Research Communications, Vol. 40, pp. 26– 33.
7) U. Galvanetto and L. Magri (2013), ‘On the use of the theory of dynamical systems for transient problems’, to be published in Nonlinear dynamics. DOI: 10.1007/s11071-013-0976-7, Volume: 74 Issue: 1-2, Pages: 373-380.
8) David H. Blanco, Alessandro Cernicchi, Ugo Galvanetto, (2014) ‘Design of an innovative optimized motorcycle helmet’, PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART P-Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology, Volume: 228, Issue: 2, Pages: 95-110, Published: JUN 2014.
9) Thiene M., Galvanetto U., (2015) ‘Impact location in composite plates using proper orthogonal decomposition’, Mechanics Research Communications, Volume 64, March 2015, Pages 1-7.
10) Mudric, T., Giacomuzzo, C., Francesconi, A., Galvanetto, U, (2016) ‘Experimental Investigation of the Ballistic Response of Composite Panels Coupled with a Self-Healing Polymeric Layer’, Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol.29 (6).
11) Zaccariotto, M., Francesconi, A., Galvanetto, U. (2016) ‘A contribution to the definition of a new method to predict the catastrophic disintegration of spacecraft after collision with large orbital debris’, Acta Astronautica, 127, pp. 95-102.
12) S. Farajzadeh Khosroshahi, U. Galvanetto, M. Ghajari, (2016) ‘Optimization of the Chin Bar of a Composite-Shell Helmet to Mitigate the Upper Neck Force’, Appl Compos Mater, DOI 10.1007/s10443-016-9566-4.
13) Marco N. Coccon, Junho Song, Seung-Yong Ok, and Ugo Galvanetto, ‘A New Approach to System Reliability Analysis of Offshore Structures using Dominant Failure Modes Identified by Selective Searching Technique’, KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering (0000) 00(0):1-13.
14) Mohammad Nasim, Michele Brasca, Siamak Farajzadeh Khosroshahi, Ugo Galvanetto, ‘Understanding the impact properties of polymeric sandwich structures used for motorcyclists' back protectors’, Polymer Testing, 2017.

My main research fields are:
• Design of innovative items of personal protective equipment.
• Computational mechanics applied to various problems of advanced composite materials such as delamination and impacts.
• Application of the methods of non-linear dynamics to the analysis, control and damage detection of mechanical and structural systems.
• Application of the peridynamics to structural computations.
• Structural reliability analysis.

Tutte tesi magistrali
Calcolo strutturale di elementi di protezione personale
Calcolo strutturale di strutture aerospaziali col metodo degli elementi finiti.
Utilizzo della peridynamics nel calcolo strutturale.
Affidabilità strutturale.
Dinamica non lineare e caos.
Problemi di impatto strutturale.
Valutazione di impatti su veicoli spaziali col metodo della SEA (statistical energy analysis).
Aeroelasticità.
Stabilità delle strutture.

Master thesis
FEM calculations of items of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as helmets, back protectors ...
FEM calculations of aerospace structures.
Peridynamics: a new computational method.
Structural reliability and design.
Nonlinear dynamics and chaos.
Structural impact.
Statistical energy analysis applied to destructive impacts on spacecraft.
Aeroelasticity.
Structural stability.