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prof.dr. V. Magnanimo (Vanessa)

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About Me

I am Adjunct Professor of Soil MicroMechanics at the Faculty of Engineering Technology.

My research interests are primarily in the area of theoretical analysis and modern simulation techniques applied to constitutive modeling of materials with an internal micro-structure such as soils. I am interested in the use of advanced optimization techniques to improve soil performances and mitigate natural hazards.

Within CME, the chair of Soil MicroMechanics combines fundamental soil mechanics and applied research, with focus on novel technologies for improvement of construction (earth) materials and processes, in the spirit of SMART soils.

Since 2016, I am chairing the Female Faculty Network Twente https://www.utwente.nl/en/ffnt/

Publications

Recent
Winkelmann, M. , Weinhart, T. , Magnanimo, V. , Luding, S., & Papanicolopulos, S-A. (2023). Continuum description for particle rotations. Poster session presented at International Congress on Particle Technology, PARTEC 2023, Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany.
Anselmucci, F. A. R. , Cheng, H. , Fan, X. , Zeng, Y. , & Magnanimo, V. (2023). Effect of vegetation on the hydro-mechanical properties of the vadose zone. In Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on DEFORMATION CHARACTERISTICS OF GEOMATERIALS Porto, 3rd - 6th September 2023 International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. https://www.issmge.org/uploads/publications/121/122/isdcg2023-58-1-c.pdf
Saghafian Larijani, R. , Magnanimo, V. , & Luding, S. (2023). Coarse-grain DEM simulation of wet particles in a rotating drum. Poster session presented at 10th International Granulation Workshop 2023, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Winkelmann, M. , Luding, S., Papanicolopulos, S-A. , Magnanimo, V. , Weinhart, T., & Sousani, M. (2022). From particles to continuous fields: Upscaling towards micropolar theory based on structure and rotation. Poster session presented at 25th Engineering Mechanics Symposium, EM 2022, Arnhem, Netherlands.
Saghafian Larijani, R., Vivacqua, V. , Luding, S. , & Magnanimo, V. (2022). Meso-scale description of wet powders for industrial-scale modelling. Poster session presented at 25th Engineering Mechanics Symposium, EM 2022, Arnhem, Netherlands.
Lubbe, R. , Magnanimo, V. , Luding, S. , Cheng, H., & Gupta, P. (2022). Continuum-DEM modelling of fluid-solid transition in weakly compacted systems of polydisperse particles of varying shapes. Poster session presented at 25th Engineering Mechanics Symposium, EM 2022, Arnhem, Netherlands.
Joseph, S. , Luding, S. , Magnanimo, V. , Cheng, H., & Harting, J. (2022). Noise and Vibration in Wet Soil: Micromechanical modelling for smart mitigation strategies. Poster session presented at 25th Engineering Mechanics Symposium, EM 2022, Arnhem, Netherlands.
Anselmucci, F. A. R. , Cheng, H. , Zeng, Y. , & Magnanimo, V. (2022). Quantifying hydro-mechanical properties of vegetated soil. Poster session presented at 25th Engineering Mechanics Symposium, EM 2022, Arnhem, Netherlands.

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Projects

Here a list of projects I am working on. If you are intersted and want to learn more, conatct me. I will be happy to shear information and discuss new exciting ideas.

Current Projects

Finished Projects

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room Z210
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  Z210
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands