Imperial College London

DrLorenzoMacorini

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Reader in Structural Engineering
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 6078l.macorini

 
 
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Assistant

 

Ms Ruth Bello +44 (0)20 7594 6040

 
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Location

 

325Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Computational Engineering Analysis - CIVE96003

Aims

  • To expose principal computational methods in civil engineering.
  • To illustrate the main application areas for each of these methods.
  • To engage in computer modelling of real engineering problems.
  • To assess the accuracy of computer-based solutions.

Role

Course Leader

Structural Mechanics - CIVE95008

Aims

The aim of this course is to build on the knowledge and understanding gained in first year Mechanics (CI1-130) and Structural Mechanics (CI1-131), providing a more sophisticated understanding of the physical behavior of structural elements and systems. In the Spring Term the course focuses on analysing the structural response of various beam cross-sections and plates to axial and shearing forces, bending and twisting moments, as well as introducing elasticity through description of the constitutive relationship, including plane stress and plain strain assumptions. In the Spring Term the course focuses on analysing structural systems using the flexibility and stiffness methods, and moment distribution.

Role

Lecturer

Seismic Design of Concrete Structures - CIVE97100

Aims

  • To introduce the students to the fundamental concepts and principles required for the seismic design of reinforced concrete and masonry structures. 
  • To enable the students to develop an understanding of the seismic behaviour of concrete and masonry materials, components and systems under typical earthquake loading conditions. 
  • This knowledge can then be applied in practical earthquake resistant design of frame and wall systems according to modern codified regulations, with particular emphasis on the European seismic design code, Eurocode 8.

Role

Lecturer

Design of Timber and Masonry Structures - CIVE97114

Aims

  • To introduce the students to the most basic principles of design in timber and masonry.
  • To enable students to develop an understanding of the very fundamental concepts and design philosophies related to timber and masonry elements and to apply this knowledge to the design of simple conventional structural elements and assemblages.

Role

Lecturer

Steel Components - CIVE97102

Aims

  • To understand the behaviour of steel structures
  • To be able to design structural steel members and connections

Role

Lecturer

Structural Mechanics - CIVE96004

Aims

  • To build on the work in structural mechanics in years 1 and 2 to cover more advanced material essential to understanding of structural behaviour particularly near the ultimate limit state where structural failure is to be considered and necessarily avoided; issues regarding geometric and material nonlinearities become key.

Role

Lecturer