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Gennaro Vitucci

Gennaro Vitucci
Politecnico di Bari | Poliba · Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Ambientale, del Territorio, Edile e di Chimica

Doctor of Philosophy

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April 2018 - April 2021
Université Catholique de Louvain - UCLouvain
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Modelling of bird flight within the project RevealFlight.
October 2014 - April 2018
Aberystwyth University
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • Applied Mathematics (Mechanics)
March 2014 - October 2014
RWTH Aachen University
Position
  • Master's Student
Description
  • Numerical methods for Isogeometric Analysis

Publications

Publications (9)
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In this contribution a mortar-type method for the coupling of non-conforming NURBS surface patches is proposed. The connection of non-conforming patches with shared degrees of freedom requires mutual refinement, which propagates throughout the whole patch due to the tensor-product structure of NURBS surfaces. Thus, methods to handle non-conforming...
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The topic faced here is the modeling of an axisymmetric multilayer structure. An exact analytical formulation is proposed in the framework of the plane strain problem for a cylinder encircled by annular layers. Isotropic linear thermoelastic materials constitute the body. Perfect and imperfect contacts between the layers are made available for the...
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Inhomogeneity and anisotropy play a crucial role in attributing articular cartilage its properties. The frictionless contact model constructed here consists in two thin biphasic transversely isotropic transversely homogeneous (TITH) cartilage layers firmly attached onto rigid substrates and shaped as elliptic paraboloids of different radii. Using a...
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The extent to which time-dependent fracture criteria affect the dynamic behavior of fracture in a discrete structure is discussed in this work. The simplest case of a semi-infinite isotropic chain of oscillators has been studied. Two history-dependent criteria are compared to the classical one of threshold elongation for linear bonds. The results s...
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This paper investigates stability analysis of flapping flight. Due to time-varying aerodynamic forces, such systems do not display fixed points of equilibrium. The problem is therefore approached via a limit cycle analysis based on Floquet theory. Stability is assessed from the eigenvalues of the Jacobian matrix associated to the limit cycle, also...
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We propose a predictive model for the mechanical behavior of biodegradable polymers of interest for biomedical applications. Starting from a detailed description of the network behavior of the copolymer material, taking care of bonds breaking and recrosslinking effects, folded-unfolded transitions and network topological constraints, we deduce a ma...
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This paper investigates stability of flapping flight. Due to time-varying aerodynamic forces, such systems do not display fixed points of equilibrium. The problem is therefore approached via a limit cycle analysis based on Floquet theory. Stability is assessed from the eigenvalues of the Jacobian matrix associated with the limit cycle, also known a...
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In the present paper, an asymptotic model is constructed for the short-time deformation of an articular cartilage layer modeled as transversely isotropic, transversely homogeneous (TITH) biphasic material. It is assumed that the layer thickness is relatively small compared with the characteristic size of the normal surface load applied to the upper...
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Isogeometric analysis unifies the data model for the description of the geometry for design and analysis. The analysis is altered towards compatibility with the geometry model used in the design work flow. The basis functions of the geometry descriptions are used to approximate all unknown quantities in the numerical simulation. The most common geo...

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Suppose you have a footage of a bird flying by flapping in a fixed frame recorded by a single camera. Is there any library/software which, given assumptions on distance, size and angle, could extract useful information from it?
It would be great to automatically retrieve an estimation of 3D motion (velocity/acceleration) and body kinematics (flapping frequency/amplitude).

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