In Memoriam of Giovanni Solari

Posted on by Federico Canepa

The Research Group in Wind Engineering and Structural Dynamics of the University of Genoa is organizing an online event in memory of our dear Prof. Giovanni Solari on
April 19th, 2021, at 2 pm (Italian time),
5 months after his death.

The meeting is not of a scientific nature, and will only include personal testimonies.
The event will be visible on YouTube at the following link (already active).

Participation is free, during the open event it will be possible to write memories on the YouTube chat.

MYOC BARC webApp online
ANIV proudly announces this interactive tool to surf BARC results

Posted on by BARC organizing committee

12 years later BARC launching, a new web app is available to collect, postprocess and compare the large amount of scientific results obtained by the international community on the BARC flow. BARC-MYOC (Make Your Own Comparison) is available here.
Enjoy using it!

Seminar on Scientific and Technical Publishing
Live Talk by Prof. T. Stathopoulos (Concordia University), on February 12th, 15-16 CET

Posted on by Federico Canepa

The seminar is based on the presenter’s experience as Editor of an international Elsevier journal, the journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics. Useful bibliographic parameters, including the impact factor will be presented and discussed. The entire publication process from the submission to the final disposition of a paper will be demystified. The peer-review process with its difficulties will be analyzed.

The workshop may be very beneficial to post-graduate students, researchers and junior Assistant Professors, who quite often struggle with their journal publications and make regretful mistakes that are totally avoidable.

The talk will take place by Teams platform on Friday, February 12th, 2021, 15:00-16:00 (CET).

If you are not an ANIV-G participant, please register by sending us a message to specifying your given and family names from an address linked to your Microsoft Teams account.

Flyer of the event: Webinar_Stathopoulos

Watch the video of the last ANIV-WES joint webinar

Posted on by Federico Canepa

The video of the last ANIV-WES joint webinar “Good Practice for use of Experimental and Computational Methods for Wind Pressures on Structures and Facades” is now available online at ICE website.

You can find the video here: enjoy watching it!

A piece of ANIV in the 4th International Wind Engineering Seminar
Luca Caracoglia and Claudio Mannini will give a talk during the IAWE Seminar on "Developments in Bridge Aerodynamics"

Posted on by Federico Canepa

During the next International Wind Engineering Seminar organized by the University of Birmingham and sponsored by IAWE, two out of five invited speakers will be active members of ANIV, which confirms the international recognition of the Association. The seminar, which will be held on January 7th, 2021 at 13.00 (CEST), will focus on “Developments in Bridge Aerodynamics”. The two ANIV speakers will be Luca Caracoglia (North Eastern University, Boston, USA, “Relevance of Uncertainty Quantification to Study Wind Load Variability and its Effects on Long-Span Bridge Aeroelasticity”) and Claudio Mannini (University of Florence, Italy, “Nonlinear modelling of self-excited forces for a long-span bridge under turbulent wind”), while the other invited speakers of the seminar will be John Owen (main speaker), Steve Cai and Ole A. Øiseth.

The registration link for the seminar can be found at: registration_link

Further details, including the abstracts of the talk and the biographical details of the speakers, can be found at: talk_details

“The fascinating challenges of bluff-body aerodynamics”
Live Talk by G. Buresti, on October 29th, 10-11 a.m. CET

Posted on by Federico Canepa

Bluff-body aerodynamics is a complex and intriguing field from both the research and engineering points of view. Prof. Guido Buresti (University of Pisa, University of Genova), will introduce the ANIV Young Researchers to such a fascinating world. Flow fields around bluff bodies, aerodynamic forces on them, aeroelastic phenomena and flow-control strategies will be discussed, and open research topics will be outlined by one among the major protagonists of Bluff-Body Aerodynamics worldwide.

The talk will take place by Teams platform on Thursday, October 29th, 2020, 10:00-11:00 (CEST).

If you are not an ANIV-G participant, please register by sending us a message to specifying your given and family names from an address linked to your Microsoft Teams account.

Ph.D. session @ IN-VENTO 2020 online event
Great success of the event organized by ANIV-G within the One-Day IN-VENTO 2020 online event

Posted on by Federico Canepa

During the last One-Day On-Line Event IN-VENTO 2020, a session devoted to Ph.D. students was organized by ANIV-G. ANIV-G is the group of young researchers within ANIV. Its goal is to promote cooperation in the Wind Engineering discipline, ease the exchange of ideas, support the spreading of knowledge, and favor contamination with other scientific communities.

The spirit of the Ph.D. session was to learn about each other’s research projects and encouraging collaboration. Seven high-quality presentations were given by young researchers, covering several aspects associated with Wind Engineering and highlighting challenges in investigating new topics. The session was followed by an average of 90 attendees, with about 45 members affiliated to ANIV-G. During the session, the QA sessions were opened by the audience providing interesting stimulus for new research ideas. The great success of this event strengthens the motivation of ANIV-G in further networking researchers and practitioners dealing with wind engineering applications worldwide.

ANIV-WES joint web event
A. Allsop & L. Bruno will be the speakers of the event scheduled on October 1

Posted on by Federico Canepa

The Italian Association for Wind Engineering, together with the British Wind Engineering Society, announces the WEB event “Good Practice for use of Experimental and Computational Methods for Wind Pressures on Structures and Facades” that will be held on Thursday, October 1, 5pm CET.

The event is aimed at discussing aspects related with the use of Wind Tunnel tests and CFD simulations to support wind-resistant structural design, both tools being now introduced in Codes of Practice as an option to supplement data included in the Code or available from the scientific and technical literature.

Event chaired by F. Ricciardelli (Univ. Campania “L. Vanvitelli”)


A. Allsop (Arup, WES), “Derivation of Design Wind Pressures using Experimental Methods – A history of good practice”

L. Bruno (Politecnico di Torino, ANIV), “CWE for design: instruction for use and side effects”

Further information may be found at:

To book and participate:

ANIV AWARD 2020 remitted
Lorenzo Raffaele wins the Top Award!

Posted on by Federico Canepa

The jury of the ANIV Award 2020 unanimously remitted the Top Award to Lorenzo Raffaele ( for the paper Windblown sand action on civil structures: Definition and probabilistic modelling (

The papers by

Andrea Giachetti (, Two-dimensional study of a rectangular cylinder with a forebody airtight screen at a small distance (
Tommaso Massai (, The effect of angle of attack on flow-induced vibration of low-side-ratio rectangular cylinders (

received special mentions.

Congratulations from ANIV!

ANIV AWARD 2020: Shortlisted candidates
The winner will be announced at the In-Vento 2020 online event on September 7th, 2020

Posted on by Federico Canepa

The papers by

have been shortlisted by the Jury of the ANIV AWARD 2020 ( They will be presented, and the winner announced, during the In-Vento 2020 online event ( on September 7th, 2020.


Online-September 7, 2020

Posted on by ANIV Steering Committee

Due to the Covid-19 contingencies, a one-day online event will replace the forthcoming Conference of the Italian Association for Wind Engineering, scheduled for September 7th 2020. As in the past meetings, the online event will be aimed at offering prospects for young researchers in Wind Engineering in Italy and abroad.

More information at


The next IN-VENTO Conference will be held in Lecco, in 2022 hosted by Politecnico di Milano, and chaired by Alberto Zasso

ANIV Young Author Award 2020
Call for abstracts

Posted on by ANIV Steering Committee

ANIV is calling for candidatures for ANIV Award 2020, to be remitted to a young researcher, Author of a scientific paper in the broad field of Wind Engineering, and published in an international journal from Jan 1st 2018 to Dec 31st 2019. Candidatures should be submitted no later than June 30th 2020.

For details of the Award rules and submission process, please refer to the AWARD page

H2020 MSCA/IFs to Italian Wind Engineers
Individual Fellowship 2019

Posted on by ANIV Steering Committee

Two ANIV members are the recent recipients of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Individual Fellowship 2019, under the Excellence Pillar of the Horizon 2020 EU research programme:
– Francesco Petrini (Università di Roma La Sapienza), for the project: Smart Tall Buildings by using Piezoelectricity in Joints (SMART-UP) at Swansea University (UK);
– Lorenzo Raffaele (Politecnico di Torino), for the project: Hybrid Performance Assessment of Sand Mitigation Measures (HyPer SMM) at von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (BE).
-ANIV warmly congratulates Francesco and Lorenzo for such a brilliant result, that recognizes their past achievements, and future scientific potential.

More information here

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