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University of Birmingham
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Giulio graduated in Building Engineering at the University of Florence (Italy) with a thesis on the structural design of a wind-sensitive suspended large-span stadium roof. He also performed a 3D CFD study for an ultra-high concrete tower for solar updraft power generation.

In September 2015, after a working period in the industry, he started to be part of the multidisciplinary and thriving Aeolus4Future Project as ESR12 and Ph.D. Student at the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom).

His research spaces various methods, from Computational Wind Engineering to Wind Tunnel Testing, aiming to start a discussion over the role of turbulence as a governing parameter for wind turbine aerodynamics, especially for the urban and built environment. He’s also interested in alternative ways of implementing turbulence in the assessment of the performance, using high-fidelity techniques, such as Large Eddy Simulation. In fact, Turbulence is usually neglected in assessing the aerodynamic performance of wind turbines, however this assumption is tricky to withstand in the flow regions around buildings.

This basic research could lead to a new generation of wind converters, using turbulence as a resource, rather than a menace, for their performance.



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