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Research Group: Past Members

Marco Petrolo (Nov '10- Mar '11)


Marco Petrolo

Marco Petrolo is an Aerospace Engineer and a Research Scientist at the Politecnico di Torino, he completed his PhD in Fluid Dynamics at the end of 2011. He has a BSc in Aerospace Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino and an MSc degree in Aerospace Engineering in a joint program between the Politecnico di Torino, TU Delft, and EADS. He is a Fulbright alumnus, and, as a such, he has spent research periods at the San Diego State University and at the University of Michigan. Marco is Teaching Assistant at the Politecnico di Torino for the following courses: Aeroelasticity, Computational Aeroelasticity and Structural Mechanics.

His research activity is focused on the development of refined models for the structural and aeroelastic design of composite and metallic structures. He works in Professor Carrera’s research group in Turin on different aerospace applications, such as the structural analysis of composite lifting surfaces; refined beam, plate and shell models; multifield analysis. Marco worked at the Aerospace Department of the University of Michigan in Professor Anthony Waas’ team on buckling analysis of sandwich structures. His activity at the San Diego State University was carried out in the Computational Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics Lab led by Professor Luciano Demasi, he worked on advanced aeroelastic formulations based on higher-order 1D structural models and the Doublet Lattice Method. In the framework of his master thesis, Marco worked at EADS in Munich with Dr. Thomas Lorkowski on the aeroelastic analysis of adaptive wings. His master thesis academic supervisors were Professor Gürdal (TU Delft) and Professor Carrera.

Marco Petrolo is the coauthor of some 30 publications, including 1 book. He has published papers in international peer-reviewed journals, such as: AIAA Journal , Journal of Applied Mechanics , Composite Structures and Journal of Structural Engineering. He serves as reviewer for Composite Structures. Also, he has participated as speaker to several international conferences. Marco's complete CV (including his publication list) can be found here.

Marco joined the computational aeroelasticity and structural dynamics research group at the San Diego State University in the Fall of 2010. His research activity at SDSU was conducted in the framework of his PhD thesis on advanced aeroelastic models for the flutter analysis of composite lifting surfaces. During his stay in San Diego, Marco carried out the coupling process of a high-fidelity refined 1D CUF structural model with the Doublet Lattice Method. Several analyses were conducted and the results obtained highlighted the enhanced capabilities of the proposed 1D strucutral formulation which is able to detect shell-like results with very low computational costs.
Marco had the honour to hold one of the Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics Seminars, he also presented his research activity at the 2011 SDSU Student Research Symposium.


Alberto Varello

Marco Petrolo

Fiorenzo Fazzolari

Samarth Bhasin

Kurt Hasslinger

Luca Cigolini

John Kucharski

Joseph Marrocco

Luciano Demasi's Current Research Projects

Reduced Order Models for Nonlinear Aeroelastic Problems, Dynamic aeroelasticity, Advanced formulations for multifidelity models of composite structures

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