Luigi Fraccarollo

Via Mesiano, 77 - 38123 Trento
tel. 0461 282680
luigi.fraccarollo[at]unitn [dot] it
Present position: Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineer, University of Trento, Italy
Carriera accademica ed attività didattica
He has been teaching since 1990 Fluid-Mechanics courses. He also attended, as member of the local unit, to some European Projects: Eroslope, Tharmit, DFR (Debris Flow Risk), IMPACT. Actually he is involved in IRASMOS, started in the end of 2005.
Interessi di ricerca
He has been working for about fifteen years on river and torrent engineering, facing sediment transport phenomena, such as the armoring development and sediment-laden flows under uniform or unsteady conditions. He experienced mathematical, theoretical and numerical routes, and compared his findings, in most cases, with the experimental evidences obtained on properly designed laboratory facilities. More recent scientific activity focuses on the rheology of liquid-solid mixtures and debris-flows.
Attività di ricerca
Present research issues:
-mathematical and numerical treatment of two-phase flow over rigid or mobile bed in schematic or complex topography.
-Experimental and numerical assessment of morphological events substantially affected by bed-load transport not aligned with the main stream-direction.
- Rheology of suspension and of granular-liquid mixtures.
- Grainsize-segregation processes
- Erosional dam-break with strong implications from the pore-pressure wave in the liquid phase.
Premi e riconoscimenti
He gave seminars and talks, after invitation, in many italian and international university/conferences, as well as, every year, in Doctoral courses and Masters. He is permanently engaged with revisions for many international Journals, such as WRR, JFM, JGR-ES, JHR, JHE, etc..