Tommaso Attili

Tommaso Attili
University of Nottingham | Notts · Department of Civil Engineering

Master of Engineering

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Introduction
I am currently a PhD student at the university of Nottingham. My background is civil and hydraulics engineering. I am now looking into wave-structure interaction phenomena.
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Impulse waves are generated by landslides, rockfalls and iceberg calving in water bodies such as lakes and reservoirs. These waves represent a persistent danger for dams, e.g. in the 1963 Vajont disaster an impulse wave impacted and overtopped the Vajont dam causing approximately 2000 causalities. Unfortunately, an accurate prediction of the effect...
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Coastal structures, such as oil and gas rigs, offshore wind turbine platforms, breakwaters, flood protection systems and wave energy converters, need to be appropriately designed to withstand wave loading. These structures experience stresses under wave loading and may significantly deform. A mutual interaction is triggered between the waves and st...
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Landslides, rockfalls, and iceberg calving impacting into a water body generate large landslide-tsunamis posing a serious hazard in lakes and reservoirs. These waves can impact and even overtop dams as in the 1963 Vajont disaster in Italy. However, estimating the effects of tsunamis on dams, e.g. pressures and forces, and 3D effects is challenging....
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Impulse waves, such as tsunamis generated by landslides, iceberg calving and rockfalls, endanger infrastructure and humans along reservoir and lake shorelines. These waves may further impact and even overtop dams generating significant forces and potential flooding downstream. Although impulse wave forces and dam overtopping are key design and wave...
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Large impulse waves are generated in reservoirs by, e.g., landslides and iceberg calving. Impulse waves result in significant forces when impacting dams and it is important to take these forces into account when designing a dam. The prediction of forces due to extreme waves is still subject to large uncertainties. Analytical models are available fo...
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Mass balance analysis of ice sheets is a key component to understand the effects of global warming with iceberg calving as a significant contributor. Calving recently generated tsunamis of up to 50 m in amplitude endangering human beings and coastal infrastructure. Such iceberg-tsunamis (IBTs) have been investigated based on 66 unique large-scale e...
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Iceberg calving at outlet glaciers contributes to global sea-level rise in the context of climate change. This study investigates tsunamis generated by iceberg calving, so-called iceberg-tsunamis. Such tsunamis reached amplitudes of 50 m in the recent past and endanger human beings and coastal infrastructure. 66 unique large-scale experiments have...
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Iceberg calving at outlet glaciers contributes to global sea-level rise in the context of climate change. This study investigates tsunamis generated by iceberg calving, so-called iceberg-tsunamis. Such tsunamis reached amplitudes of 50 m in the recent past and endanger human beings and coastal infrastructure. 73 unique large-scale experiments have...

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Review articles about this relevant topic have been published and scale effects were and are further investigated and quantified in various hydraulic phenomena including ski jump jets, landslide-tsunamis and shallow-water vortices. These activities were supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation and Imperial College London. A currently ongoing PhD study funded by EPSRC and the Faculty of Engineering addresses scale effects in granular slides.