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prof.dr. V. Magnanimo (Vanessa)

Associate Professor

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 wave propagation and 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
Jia, F. , Cheng, H., Liu, S. , & Magnanimo, V. (2021). Elastic wave velocity and attenuation in granular material. In Powders & Grains 2021 – 9th International Conference on Micromechanics on Granular Media (EPJ Web of Conferences; Vol. 249). https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/202124911001
Recchia, G. , Cheng, H. , Magnanimo, V., & La Ragione, L. (2021). Failure in granular materials based on acoustic tensor: a numerical analysis. In Powders & Grains 2021 – 9th International Conference on Micromechanics on Granular Media (EPJ Web of Conferences; Vol. 249). https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/202124910005
Cheng, H. , Luding, S., Harting, J. , & Magnanimo, V. (2021). Direct numerical simulation of wave propagation in saturated random granular packings using coupled LBM-DEM. In Powders & Grains 2021 – 9th International Conference on Micromechanics on Granular Media [14003] (EPJ Web of Conferences; Vol. 249). https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/202124914003
Taghizadeh, K. , Steeb, H. , Luding, S. , & Magnanimo, V. (2021). Elastic waves in particulate glass-rubber mixtures. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: mathematical, physical and engineering sciences, 477(2249), [20200834]. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2020.0834
Tarantino, A., Casarella, A. , Pedrotti, M., Di Donna, A., Pagano, A., de Carvalho Faria Lima Lopes, B. , & Magnanimo, V. (2021). Clay Micromechanics: An Analysis of Elementary Mechanisms of Clay Particle Interactions to Gain Insight into Compression Behaviour of Clay. In M. Barla, A. Di Donna, & D. Sterpi (Eds.), Challenges and Innovations in Geomechanics - Proceedings of the 16th International Conference of IACMAG - Volume 1 (pp. 183-201). (Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering; Vol. 125). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-64514-4_13
Cheng, H. , Magnanimo, V., Shuku, T. , Luding, S. , & Weinhart, T. (2021). Bayesian Uncertainty Quantification for Geomechanical Models at Micro and Macro Scales. In M. Barla, A. Di Donna, & D. Sterpi (Eds.), Challenges and Innovations in Geomechanics: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference of IACMAG - Volume 1 (pp. 837-845). (Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering; Vol. 125). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-64514-4_90
Magnanimo, V. (2020). Wave Propagation and Elasticity in Granular Soils: A Numerical Approach for a Micromechanical Perspective. In P. Giovine, P. M. Mariano, & G. Mortara (Eds.), Views on Microstructures in Granular Materials (pp. 107-135). (Advances in Mechanics and Mathematics; Vol. 44), (Advances in Continuum Mechanics). Birkhäuser. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-49267-0_6

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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