Study the past if you would define the future – Confucius
The Italian Association for Wind Engineering was founded in 1987 by Giuliano Augusti, with the aim of deepening and spreading knowledge in the field of Wind Engineering among professionals, technicians and researchers based in Italy.
Indeed, research was already being carried out since the late 70’s, mainly at the University of Genova, University of Florence and at Politecnico di Milano, leading to the drafting of the Italian National Research Council Guidelines on wind actions on structures (CNR 10012/85), and triggered by the studies on the Messina Straight crossing project. ANIV immediately became member of the International Association for Wind Engineering and organized its first Conference in Florence, in 1990.
In the following years Wind Engineering research spread to many other Italian Universities, bringing a significant increase in the number of people involved in the Association, which has taken a central role in the Wind Engineering community worldwide.
1953 – 2020
Università di Genova
Giovanni Solari passed away on November 19th 2020.
The Italian Association for Wind Engineering lost one of its founding fathers and past Presidents.
The international community of Wind Engineering lost one of its most distinguished members. His scientific and institutional contribution has deeply marked the evolution of Wind Science and Engineering.
The ANIV members and many young students will always remember the delightful person and the passionate scientist.
It is impossible to summarize his contribution in research, education, standard provisions, institutional bodies.
It is hard to recall all the awards and honors he received.
In the following you can find some selected writings that celebrate his life.
Letter from A. Kareem (IAWE President)
Letter from Y. Tamura (IAWE Past President)
B. Blocken, T. Stathopoulos (2021) In Memoriam: Professor Giovanni Solari (1953-2020): former president, colleague, friend.
Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics 209, 104498