Luisa Giuliani

Luisa Giuliani

Associate Professor

Brovej 118, Building 118, Room 248

2800 Kgs. Lyngby



a.    Nonlinear behaviour of structures

b.    Structural robustness and progressive collapse.

c.    Structural behaviour under fire.



- M.Sc. in Civil Engineering - Sapienza University of Rome
2005 - 2009 Ph.D. in Structural Engineeering - Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

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Professional experience

Aug - Apr Post-Doc (DTU-BYG) - Technical University of Denmark, Civil Engineering Department


Italian (mother tongue), English (advanced), German (advanced), Danish (intermediate), French (basics)



  1. Performance-based design for exceptional actions Capacity design for fire, impact, explosion
  2. Nonlinear behavior of structures: Theoretical framework and modeling
  3. Structural robustness Assessment and progressive collapse investigations
  4. Structural fire safety Effects of fire and explosion on structures Fire-induced collapse mechanisms


  • FEM programs: Abaqus, Ansys, SAP2000, Diana, Strand7
  • CFD programs: FDS, Pirosym, FLACS
  • Programming languages: Visual Basic .Net, APDL, Java (basic), Pascal.
    A software for the verification of prestressed concrete sections has been developed with Visual
    A program for the verification of structural robustness has been developed with APDL (Ansys Parametric Design Language)
  • Operating systems: Windows and main Microsoft application suites (Word, Power Point, Excel, Visual Studio); Basic knowledge of Linux

International experience

Visiting researcher at the Baustatik und Stahlbau Department (leader Prof. Starossek) of the “Teschnische Universitaet Hamburg-Harburg” (TUHH) in Hamburg, Germany, during the periods:

  • April'08-October'09 as visiting researcher
  • November´04-July'05 for the preparation of part of the Master thesis

Exchange student at the Universitaet Carolo-Wilhelmina of Braunschweig, Germany, during the period May-October'99, in the framework of the Erasmus program. 

Other information

  • Memeber of the Advisory Board of the 5th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, University of Cape Town, South Africa, 2-4 September 2013 - Organizer of a special session on "The Role of Collapse Safety in the Design of Sustainable Structures" at the same conference.
  • "Member of the National Organizing commitee of the 6th International Conference on Bridge Maintanance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2012), Lake Maggiore, Italy, on 12-16 July 2012 - Organizer of a special session on "Vulnerability of Bridges to Fire and Explosion" at the same conference.
  • Charperson in several international conferences.
  • Coordination of a consortium of 13 international institutions for the preparation of a research proposal for the FP7 program on the topic of Infrastructure Resilience, submitted on Decemeber 2011.
  • Organizer of a special session on "Fire Safety Design" in the 4th international conference on Structural Engineering Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2010), Cape Town, South Africa, 8 September 2010;
  • Member of the International Association of Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS).

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