Stefano Bracchi, PhD

Stefano Bracchi is a consultant for Sismica360 on the design of masonry, steel and reinforced concrete structures and the assessment of the seismic behaviour of masonry buildings by means of nonlinear analyses.

He graduated with honors in Civil and Structural Engineering at the University of Pavia (Italy) in 2012.

Afterwards, he obtained the Master of Science and the Ph.D. in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology at the ROSE School of the University Institute for Superior Studies of Pavia (IUSS), spending a visiting period at the University of Adelaide (Australia).

He is currently a Post-Doc research fellow at the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture of the University of Pavia. His research is focused on the study of the seismic vulnerability of existing masonry buildings. In particular, his research focuses on the analysis and improvement of national and international code approaches for the seismic assessment of existing masonry buildings, development of the software Tremuri for the seismic analysis of masonry structures based on equivalent-frame approaches, numerical simulation of static and dynamic experimental tests on structural components and buildings, numerical modelling and evaluation of seismic vulnerability through the derivation of fragility curves by means of nonlinear analyses with simplified models.

He has also been involved in buildings damage surveys after the earthquakes of Emilia Romagna in 2012. He is the author/co-author of several scientific publications.