Background and activities
Stefano is currently a PhD candidate in the Structural Dynamics group at the Department of Structural Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU. His main task is to focus, within the broader field of the structural dynamics of railway catenary systems, on the understanding and improving prediction models in local wear of contact lines. This will be beneficial in terms of better utilization of existing infrastructure and help in the development of new ones. It is, indeed, especially desirable to consider the possibilities of increasing the speed of the Norwegian network up to 250 km/h while maintaining a system with high levels of robustness and reliability. His research activity includes both numerical analyses and field measurement studies.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2020) A heuristic wear model for the contact strip and contact wire in pantograph – Catenary interaction for railway operations under 15 kV 16.67 Hz AC systems. Wear. vol. 456-457.
- (2020) Railway catenary tension force monitoring via the analysis of wave propagation in cables. Proceedings of the Institution of mechanical engineers. Part F, journal of rail and rapid transit.
- (2020) Development of an index for quantification of structural dynamic response in a railway catenary section. Engineering structures. vol. 222.
- (2020) On the use of experimental modal analysis for system identification of a railway pantograph. International Journal of Rail Transportation.