Glassinar #4

Please watch the recording of our fourth free webinar here. 


Papers discussed: 

A durable coating to prevent stress corrosion effects on the surface strength of annealed glass, by 
Gregorio Mariggiò, Sara Dalle Vacche, Roberta Bongiovanni, Christian Louter & Mauro Corrado


Skylight of the hotel RITZ: case study, by 
Arnau Bover, Jordi Torres, Carles-Hug Bitlloch & Jordi Vilà


About the speakers:

Gregorio Mariggiò graduated in Civil Engineering at PolitecnicoGregorio Mariggiò di Torino, where he joined the Glass Structures & Advanced Materials modelling group in 2018, first as Research Assistant and then as PhD candidate within the program in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

His scientific activity covers different research areas: structural glass, computational mechanics and applied mathematics, as well as fracture mechanics.

The main scientific results concern the development of an innovative functional coating capable of improving the mechanical performance of glass; the development of a probabilistic FEM approach for structural integrity assessment of glass components; and the development of strategies to address the important challenge of integrating discontinuous functions, a long-standing problem in the eXtended Finite Element Method.

Arnau Bover studied Industrial Engineering at Universitat deboverUntitled Girona, where he completed his BEng and MEng in Industrial Engineering. He joined Bellapart Group as structural engineer in October 2017. Since then, he has been involved in a large number of projects around the world with a specialization in design and simulation of steel and glass envelopes and singular structures. He worked on projects such as Hotel Ritz, Palacio de los Condes de Villagonzalo in Madrid, and Waterloo Station in London. His technical expertise includes the  development of complex numerical simulations, both global models and 3D detail models in finite element analysis.
His 3 months’ secondment at Arup in 2019 allowed him to understand the project form the consultant side, adding to the experience of the final stages of a project (execution and
construction) obtained at Bellapart, also the initial stages (project design and conception).