World Congress on Computational Mechanics


Alessandro Fascetti

University of Waikato

Civil Engineering


My research focuses on the multiscale numerical and experimental simulation of materials for civil engineering applications, in the general context of infrastructure resilience and natural hazard mitigation. Object of my presentation is a recently developed Dual Random Lattice Model to simulate internal erosion in earthen embankments (such as river levees and dams). The numerical models analyze the infrastructure at the cross-sectional level (local scale); the so-obtained information is scaled up by means of a Machine Learning Based Multiscale technique that allows for the simulation of the infrastructure at the global scale.