Francis M M Cirianni

Francis M M Cirianni
Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria | UNIRC · Department of Civil, Energy, Environment and Materials Engineering

PhD in Transport Engineering

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January 2007 - June 2014
Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria
Position
  • Lecturer
January 1998 - December 2006
Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria
Position
  • Research Associate
Education
September 1999 - January 2003
Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria
Field of study
  • Transport Engineering
September 1985 - March 1991
Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria
Field of study
  • Transport Engineering

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Publications (63)
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The paper outlines a methodological approach for the quantitative analysis of the level of noise produced on and by transport infrastructure in urban settings. Traffic-related noise is a source of pollution which can cause severe damage to communities in terms of health and social welfare. It is thus necessary to develop adequate and specific mathe...
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In the present paper some aspects of the design and application of an Urban Transport Plan in Reggio Calabria, a city in the south of Italy is presented. The process introduced aims to improve the quality of life and access for more sustainable patterns of development, while at the same time not harming the urban mobility, proposing a model that ca...
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Noise is one of the most prevalent sources of environmental pollution, and vehicular traffic noise is considered one of the most invasive type of pollution and often the most intrusive of all. The trend of noise pollution modelling varies from the smart result of classic regressive models to the performance of many assessment models based on mathem...
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In this paper a traffic plan is presented, developed for the city of Cosenza, a midsize city in the South of Italy. An analysis was conducted preliminarily on the actual mobility system, which underlined the present critical points. Multiple scenarios were introduced, bringing into account different time horizons, each characterized by infi-astruct...
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This paper focuses on planning systems in European countries, and spatial planning as a process that generates different products. The evolution of urban systems has brought on a new model of mobility and a set of negative impacts (economic, social and environmental) have increased, showing the applications for, or lack of, spatial planning. Urban...
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Special Economic Zones (SEZs) play a relevant role for countries to attract foreign investment and increase economic development. A Special Economic Zone (SEZ) can influence production efficiency through various channels. Different factors can contribute to increase the production of value-added other than the one linked with economic activities. T...
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The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has forced national and local governments to re-consider the relationship between mobility, urban space and health in order to ensure physical distancing while meeting the travel needs of inhabitants. In the first stage, corresponding to the expansion of infection, mobility was limited to essential worker...
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1. Introduzione Il trasporto pubblico, come tutti i sistemi di trasporto, si basa su una relazione tra domanda e offerta [1]. In par-ticolare, nel caso del trasporto pubblico, la domanda è influenzata da diversi fattori esterni: esigenze di mobilità della comunità, inclusione sociale, dagli insediamenti e dalla struttura del territorio, per citarne...
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The morphological conformation of Calabria presents itself in a singular way compared to other Italian regions and is the reason for the plurality of landscapes ranging from the mountain and hilly type to that of flat areas divided into alluvial, valleys and typically marine terraces. The territory from a geological and hydrogeological point of vie...
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Inner and marginal areas, territories usually identified in the context of rural and mountainous regions with low accessibility levels, are characterized by low population density and depopulation. The concept of “inner” or “marginal” areas embraces a set of different settlement conditions. Italy’s definition of Inner Areas focuses on rural areas c...
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Optimal management of a road transport network is requested to ensure adequate safety and comfort standards to users, while containing the generalized transport cost.It is necessary that the administrations which manage roads adopt an adequate tool to monitor the network supply (DSS), giving an efficient technical support for decisions at different...
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The paper has a focus on the issues related with the impact of major sports events on road traffic and mobility in general. It is undoubted that sport events have a significant impact on the mobility and transport system of the areas where the events happen. The management of transport during sport events requires planning which addresses the impac...
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During these years and important change in management and transport approach has taken place, basically oriented to improve the level of service in all its aspects (quality, performance, sustainability), and to modernize the system. Like in many countries, Italian transport authorities are constantly looking for ways to improve the efficiency in tr...
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In the previous decade, the European Commission, among its policies to increase sustainability and the quality of life in European cities, has introduced the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP). The concepts brought forward in this novel planning approach further focus on sustainable transport modes, such as cycling and pedestrian mobility, whic...
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The present paper proposes a new methodology to characterize the landslide susceptibility of Reggio Calabria territory. The values obtained were classified into five categories and exported into GIS environment to produce a landslide susceptibility map.
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The present paper proposes a new methodology to characterize the landslide susceptibility of Reggio Calabria territory. The values obtained were classified into five categories: very low, low, medium, high and very high, and were than exported into GIS environment to produce a landslide susceptibility map. The principal objective of the proposed st...
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The present paper proposes a new methodology to characterize the landslide susceptibility of Reggio Calabria territory. The values obtained were classified into five categories: very low, low, medium, high and very high, and were than exported into GIS environment to produce a landslide susceptibility map. The principal objective of the proposed st...
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The manoeuvre in overtaking another vehicle is a critical phase of travel on single carriageway two-lane highways, in fact, the accidents caused by wrong behaviours during this manoeuvre is around the 6% of the total. Therefore, the introduction of a section designed so that overtaking can be done in safety would increase the quality of traffic flo...
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This paper study the mechanical response of a granular solid subject to an impulse force. The proposed model simulate the behavior of an airport pavement structure. The analysis is performed on a representative volume element (RVE) under thermo-mechanical actions, as those produced by landing gear impact of an airbus A320 and variable high surface...
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Abstract An optimal management of a railway network constitutes a suitable and continuous requirement and it is necessary to assure to the users suitable standards of safety and comfort. It is, therefore, necessary that the companies that have the management of the infrastructures equip themselves with an adaptive and cognitive instrument of the ne...
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Transportation planning in emergency conditions aims to identify activities to reduce risk that can be defined in terms of three main components: occurrence of an event in terms of probability or frequency of a specific event actually happening; vulnerability, related only to the resistance of the infrastructures when the event occurs; exposure, th...
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In this paper, a theoretical and numerical study on the impact of a rubber solid on the free surface of a granular plate is presented, showing a simulation of an aircraft wheel on impact with a flexible landing surface. This physical action, when we use a rheological approach, becomes a fundamental parameter to investigate wear and tear, and conseq...
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Production of railway axles (i.e., one of the basic material of the modern train) is an elaborate process unfree from faults and problems. Errors during the manufacturing or the plies' overlapping, in fact, can cause particular flaws in the resulting material, so compromising its same integrity. Within this framework, ultrasonic tests could be usef...
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Transportation lifelines are the infrastructural network within the transport system which assures to a community its social, economic and environmental needs. It is fundamental to analyze the vulnerability of infrastructural lifelines due to the risk exposure arising from natural hazards. There is a high level of dependence by other lifeline utili...
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Traffic noise can be classified among the worst factors in terms of damage to people's health and wellbeing. The trend of noise pollution modeling variable from the smart result of classic regressive models in the performance of many assessment models based on mathematical expressions, genetic algorithms and neural networks (of GRNN type, General R...
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The paper outlines a methodological approach for the quantitative analysis of the level of noise produced on and by transport infrastructure in urban settings. Traffic-related noise is a source of pollution which can cause severe damage to communities in terms of health and social welfare. It is thus necessary to develop adequate and specific mathe...
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In this paper a theoretical and numerical study of impulsive loads over a granular medium free surface has been developed. We will model a real case, as a high deformable solid impacting a less deformable surface, and consequently subject to micro and macro medium failure. Developing a macroscopic approach we resolve the macro-stress in the homogen...
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In this paper, the problem of vibrations induced by trains and their propagation through the soil is studied. Particular attention is focused on the vibration induced by trains in motion and on the effects of such vibrations on the foundations of buildings in proximity of the tracks. The interaction between propagating waves induced by trains in mo...
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In this paper a theoretical and numerical study on the impact of a rubber solid on the free surface of a granular plate is presented, showing a simulation of an aircraft wheel on impact with a flexible landing surface. This physical action, when we use a rheological approach, becomes a fundamental parameter to investigate wear and tear and conseque...
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The reduction of environmental interference caused by the passage of railway convoys at high speed, in recent years, has become a key element for optimization and approval of the design alternatives. Therefore the need to develop models which analyze the effects of the vibrations induced on buildings close to rail lines appears primary, in order to...
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The best practices in public transport planning often show that competing modal choices are directly linked to the adoption and enforcement of specific transport policies. Planning, rather than being imposed from the top becomes interwoven with its outcome with an iterative and interactive manner. There is nothing in these models that says what pas...
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In this paper, the problem of vibrations induced by trains and their propagation through the soil is studied. Particular attention is focused on the vibration induced by trains in motion and on the effects of such vibrations on the foundations of buildings in proximity of the tracks. The interaction between propagating waves induced by trains in mo...
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The company Ferrovie della Calabria is the concessionaire of regional rail and bus transport in the area of Calabria, serving often as sole public transport link between many small towns and villages and the main cities, and the interchanges for the national rail network, with a significant modal share for school and work trips The company, which...
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Modern society is totally dependent on a complex and articulated infrastructure network of vital importance for the existence of the urban settlements scattered on the territory. On these infrastructure systems, usually indicated with the term lifelines, are entrusted numerous services and indispensable functions of the normal urban and human activ...
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Analyzing the activities of the urban population, it can be noted that great part of the daily movements within the residential area is done on foot, and, as a matter of fact, the kilometres covered on foot are consistent and indispensable part of the city mobility. Walking by foot represents the necessary conjunction link between the places of dep...
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The paper intends to analyze transport modes in the urban environment, confronting the experience in different settings, urban and suburban, in cities of different sizes. The process introduced aims to improve the quality of life and access for more sustainable patterns of development, while at the same time not harming the urban mobility, proposin...
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The forecast of the level of noise produced on and by transport infrastructures is part of an essential aspect for a compatible strategy of development of the urban texture.It is thus necessary to dispose of adequate and specific mathematical tools (models) which can reproduce and/or simulate different acoustic scenarios, to use for assessment and...
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In the present paper the process of design and application of an Urban Transport Plan developed for the town of Villa S. Giovanni, a small town of twelve thousand inhabitants which owes its importance to its geographic location, being the gateway to Sicily, is presented. The case introduced aims to improve the quality of life, improving access for...
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Within a program of international cooperation in the republic of Albania, it was observed how a de-facto regulated public transport market develops, giving body to considerations on deregulation, private enterprise and regulation. An analysis of the state of the existing public and private service offers in the main district of the country is prese...
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The best practices in public transport planning often show that competing modal choices are directly linked to the adoption and enforcement of specific transport policies. The paper presents the approach outlined in the strategy and lists the steps, which have been in part proposed and in part adopted by the Public Transport Company in Reggio Calab...
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The need to evaluate the amount of subsidies and the definition of services to be assured to the community yields to a socio-economic evaluation of impacts, revenues and costs. As a matter of fact, on the one hand, the chances for firms to effectually compete for the attributions of a set of services need a careful evaluation of possible revenues (...
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ISBN 88464 6181 -9 Il trasporto collettivo spesso fornisce benefici che sono superiori ai costi. In bibliografia sono riportati diversi studi svolti sui benefici individuali dei sistemi di TC, tuttavia pochi lavori hanno svolto una analisi dei globale benefici diretti ed indiretti dei sistemi di trasporto, analizzando i costi e le ricadute ambienta...
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A study on air pollution has been done in the city of Reggio Calabria, Italy, including the sampling and measuring in continuous for a period of twelve months. The measurements were carried out on a main street with high traffic flows in the city centre. The concentration of carbon monoxide, which is directly related to road traffic, was monitored...
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Il traffico veicolare è uno dei fattori principali nella generazione di inquinamento acustico ed atmosferico nei centri urbani. I piani urbani del traffico, previsti dall'art. 36 del D.L. 285/92, assumono un ruolo di rilievo in un quadro legislativo nazionale che manca di un riferimento organico per tutti gli aspetti della mobilità urbana. Tra le f...
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In the city of Reggio Calabria, Italy, a study on air pollution took place for a period of twelve months in 1997; the measures were carried out on a main street with high traffic flows in the city centre. The concentration of carbon monoxide, which is directly related to road traffic, was monitored continuously; the meteorological data with the gre...
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During 1993 and part of 1994 in the city of Reggio Calabria a campaign took place to determine the CO concentration in some streets of the urban centre. The lack of industrial settlements means that CO emissions are due only to vehicular traffic. Though the values of air quality are within the limits set by the D.P.R. 24/5/88, in some meteorologica...
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A study on air pollution in the city of Reggio Calabria, Italy, took place for a period of three months in 1997, centred on road traffic related pollutants by monitoring the concentration of carbon monoxide on a main street in the city centre. The comparison of the present data with the results of an air pollution monitoring campaign which the auth...

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The main actions of the research project concern: (a) the energy production from sea waves; (b) the design of transport services for passenger and freight mobility with electric vehicles. The idea is to transfer the energy produced from sea waves to electric vehicles for passenger and freight services near port area. The papers present a methodology related to part (b) of the research project. The objective of the methodology is to support the decision-making process regarding the optimization of transport services for people and freight in an effort to minimise renewable energy resources. Transport system models are the core of the methodology, adopted to design transport services operated with electric vehicles. The methodology and the transport system models are validated in a practical scenario, represented by the touristic port “Porto delle Grazie”, located in the Città Metropolitana of Reggio Calabria, south of Italy. Clean energy is produced from maritime waves. Transport services are designed to fulfil people mobility requirements while optimising the use of energy resources (green transport services).