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  • Feb
    19

    Special Seminar: Alessandro Rotta Loria

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    12:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    Thermo-Mechanical Behavior of Energy Pile Foundations

    Abstract:
    Over the last decade, an increasing amount of research has been performed to investigate the multiphysical behavior and performance of so-called energy geostructures, i.e., an innovative technology that couples the structural support role of the geostructure to the role of the shallow geothermal heat exchanger. The reason for this is that, in contrast to conventional geostructures, energy geostructures are subjected to the unprecedented combined application of mechanical and thermal loads that causes coupled multiphysical phenomena in the subsurface. This presentation focuses on the thermo-mechanical response of a particular type of energy geostructures: energy piles. The study highlights the need of considering the effects of thermal loads, in addition to those caused by mechanical loads, in the geotechnical, structural and energy analysis and design of the considered technology. The work comments on the breakthrough potential of energy geostructures in the development of smart urban environments and summarizes research questions and problems in the scopes of geomechanics and structural mechanics for energy applications whose solution can crucially contribute to the sustainability of human activity with a limited environmental impact.

    Biography:
    Dr. Alessandro F. Rotta Loria is a post-doctoral researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, EPFL, and a qualified Professional Civil and Environmental Engineer of the Italian Order of Engineers. He obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanics from the EPFL on December 2017 and his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Building Engineering from the Politecnico di Torino in 2011 and 2013, respectively. His areas of interest are geomechanics and structural mechanics in the context of renewable energy production and storage via innovative multifunctional geotechnical systems for the development of smart urban environments. Over the past five years, Dr. Rotta Loria has been awarded research prizes and honors by international journals and institutions, has co-authored more than ten refereed journal papers and ten refereed conference articles, and has co-supervised fifteen student projects. Dr. Rotta Loria is often involved as a presenter in scientific conferences and as a reviewer for international scientific journals in the fields of geomechanics and energy, and serves as a consultant for engineering and architectural projects.

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    TIME Monday, February 19, 2018 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Aug
    18

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    TIME Saturday, August 18, 2018

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  • Sep
    1

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    TIME Saturday, September 1, 2018

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  • Sep
    7

    Summer Degrees Conferred

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    TIME Friday, September 7, 2018

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  • Sep
    17

    TGS Graduate Student Orientation

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    TIME Monday, September 17, 2018

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  • Sep
    21

    New Student Orientation (Wildcat Welcome)

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    TIME Friday, September 21, 2018

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  • Sep
    24

    New Graduate Student Fall Registration begins 9 a.m.

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    TIME Monday, September 24, 2018

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  • Sep
    25

    New Undergraduate Student Fall Registration

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    TIME Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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  • Sep
    27

    Fall classes begin 8 a.m.

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    TIME Thursday, September 27, 2018

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  • Oct
    5

    EES Seminar: May Wu

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, October 5, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Oct
    17

    SPREE Seminar: Arne Johnson & John Lawler

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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