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Biography

Luca Caracoglia is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He joined Northeastern University in 2005 and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor withTenure effective September 1, 2011.

He received his Ph.D. in Structural Engineeringfrom the University of Trieste, Italy in 2001. He joined Northeastern University in January 2005 after one year as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Civil Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland (USA) and two and a half years as a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois(Urbana-Champaign, USA).

His interests are in structural dynamics, randomvibrations, passive structural control, wind engineering, fluid-structure interaction of civil engineering structures, linear and nonlinear cable network dynamics, wind-based energy harvesting systems. Luca Caracoglia received the NSF-CAREER Award in 2009.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Trieste, Italy, Structural Engineering, 2001
  • 5-year Diploma, University of Trieste, Italy, Civil Engineering 1997

Licensure

  • Professional Engineer: Italy

Research & Scholarship Interests

structural dynamics; wind engineering; wind energy; wind-induced vibration; linear and nonlinear cable dynamics; climate change
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Department Research Areas

Honors & Awards

  • 2010 ASCE Outstanding Reviewer Award
  • 2009 Faculty Early CAREER Development Award. National Science Foundation
  • 2004 Winner of a Travel Fellowship, awarded by the Engineering Mechanics Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers, to attend the 17th Engineering Mechanics Conference, University of Delaware
  • 2000 Winner of a Study Fellowship, "Short-term mobility program of researchers", sponsored by the Italian National Research Council (CNR) - Department of International Exchanges; visiting-scholar program at the Johns Hopkins University
  • 1999 Winner of a Study Fellowship, "Short-term mobility program of researchers", sponsored by the Italian National Research Council (CNR) - Department of International Exchanges; visiting-scholar program at the Johns Hopkins University

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association for Wind Engineering
  • American Institute of Steel Construction
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Italian National Association for Wind Engineering
  • Society for Experimental Mechanics

Selected Publications

  • L. Caracoglia, Modeling the Coupled Electro-Mechanical Response of a Torsional-Flutter-Based Wind Harvester with a Focus on Energy Efficiency Examination, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 174, 2018, 437-450
  • V. Le, L. Caracoglia, Computationally Efficient Stochastic Approach for the Fragility Analysis of Vertical Structures Subjected to Thunderstorm Downburst Winds, Engineering Structures, 176, 2018, 152-169
  • W. Cui, L. Caracoglia, A Unified Framework for Performance-Based Wind Engineering of Tall Buildings in Hurricane-Prone Regions Based on Lifetime Intervention-Cost Estimation, Structural Safety, 73, 2018, 75-86
  • W. Cui, L. Caracoglia, A Fully-Coupled Generalized Model for Multi-Directional Wind Loads on Tall Buildings: A Development of the Quasi-Steady Theory, Journal of Fluids and Structures, 78, 2018, 52-68
  • F. Rizzo, L. Caracoglia, Examination of Experimental Errors in Scanlan Derivatives of a Closed-Box Bridge Deck, Wind and Structures, 26(4), 2018, 231-251
  • L. Ierimonti, I. Venanzi, L. Caracoglia, Life-Cycle Damage-Based Cost Analysis of Tall Buildings Equipped with Tuned Mass Dampers, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 176, 2018, 54-64
  • G. Abbiati, V. La Salandra, O.S. Bursi, L. Caracoglia, A Composite Experimental Dynamic Substructuring Method Based on Partitioned Algorithms and Localized Lagrange Multipliers, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 100, 2018, 85–112
  • T.H. Le, L. Caracoglia, Computer-based Model for the Transient Dynamics of a Tall Building during Digitally Simulated Andrews AFB Thunderstorm, Computers and Structures, 193, 2017, 44-72
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Related News

June 13, 2016

Researchers from around the world gathered last week to discuss how best to analyze the construct tall buildings, bridges, and other non-streamlined bodies to stand up to high winds at the 8 th Inter­na­tional Col­lo­quium on Bluff Body Aero­dy­namics and Appli­ca­tions.

September 30, 2015

CEE Associate Professor Luca Caracoglia was awarded an $155K NSF for "Active Control of Nonlinear Flow-Induced Instability of Wind Turbine Blades under Stochastic Perturbations".

September 11, 2014

Congratulations to CEE Associate Professor Luca Caracoglia who was recently awarded an NSF award to support his research assessing dynamic response of tall buildings and wind-turbine towers to transient wind loads due to downburst windstorms, a meteorological phenomenon that induces an outburst of damaging wind loads near the ground.