About

Safer bridges for more resilient communities.

I'm a PhD Student at University College London. My research aims at defining probabilistic optimisation approaches for cable-stayed bridges subject to natural and man-made hazards.

Education

From Italy to UK passing from China.

Feb 2020 - Now PhD Student, University College London. Multihazard Design of Cable-Stayed Bridges.

Sep 2015 - Oct 2018 M.S., University of Trento. Major in Structural Engineering (score: 107/110, Double Degree). Thesis: "Analysis and Design of Periodic Foundations for the Seismic Protection of Storage Tanks".

Sep 2015 - Oct 2018 M.S., 同济大学 Tongji University. Major in Architectural and Civil Engineering (score: 92.4/100, GPA: 4.88/5, Double Degree).

Sep 2012 - Sep 2015 B.S., University of Trento. Major in Civil Engineering (score: 108/110).

Research

See my projects below.

Seismic optimisation of cable-stayed bridges

Coming soon...

Fire safety design of bridges

Coming soon...

Multihazard optimisation of bridges

Coming soon...

Locally resonant metafoundtions

Coming soon...

Publications

Journal

2) Franchini, A., Sebastian, W. and D'Ayala, D., 2022. Surrogate-based fragility analysis and probabilistic optimisation of cable-stayed bridges subject to seismic loads. Engineering Structures, 256, p.113949.

1) Franchini, A., Bursi, O.S., Basone, F. and Sun, F., 2020. Finite locally resonant metafoundations for the protection of slender storage tanks against vertical ground accelerations. Smart Materials and Structures, 29(5), p.055017.

Conference

1) Franchini, A., Bursi, O.S., Xiao, L., Basone, F. And Sun, F., periodic metafoundations for the protection of storage tanks against vertical ground accelerations. 17th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering. September 27 to October 2, 2021. Sendai, Japan.

Contact

Email me at andrea.franchini.19@ucl.ac.uk