20082020

Research output per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research interests

Alberto Pirrera is a Senior Lecturer in Composite Structures and currently holds an EPSRC Early Career Research Fellowship (2015-2020) at the Department of Aerospace Engineering of the University of Bristol, where he has been a faculty member since 2013 and where he completed his PhD in 2011. Before that, Alberto obtained his Master’s in Aerospace Engineering from Università degli Studi di Palermo, in Italy. His academic home is the Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation & Science (ACCIS), where he is actively involved with its Centre for Doctoral Training. A modeller and a theoretician specialising in engineering science, Alberto’s research interests lie in the area of structural analysis, design and optimisation. In recent years, he has focused on well-behaved nonlinear structures, on morphing, adaptive and shape changing devices and on wind turbine blades.

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Bristol Composites Institute ACCIS
  • ACCIS Core Team
  • Cabot Institute Low Carbon Energy Research

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Alberto Pirrera is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 13 Similar Profiles

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Projects

Research Output

Beyond the Fold: Experimentally Traversing Limit Points in Nonlinear Structures

Neville, R. M., Groh, R., Pirrera, A. & Schenk, M., 29 Jan 2020, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 476, 2233, 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Open Access
File
  • 57 Downloads (Pure)

    Corotational Finite Element Formulation for Static Nonlinear Analyses with Enriched Beam Elements

    Macquart, T., Scott, S. J., Greaves, P., Weaver, P. M. & Pirrera, A., 28 Jan 2020, In : AIAA Journal. 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
    File
  • 42 Downloads (Pure)

    Investigating imperfection-sensitivity in shell buckling using a toy model

    Groh, R. & Pirrera, A., Mar 2020.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference Abstract

  • Prizes

    EP/S021728/1 EPSRC CDT in Composites Science, Engineering, and Manufacturing

    Eichhorn, Steve (Recipient), Hamerton, Ian (Recipient) & Pirrera, Alberto (Recipient), 2019

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Supervised Work

    Adaptive Compliant Structures for Fluid Flow Control: A ‘catastrophic’ approach

    Author: Arena, G., 7 May 2019

    Supervisor: Pirrera, A. (Supervisor), Groh, R. (Supervisor) & Theunissen, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    File

    Aeroelastic Tailoring of a Composite Wing with Adaptive Control Surfaces for Optimal Aircraft Performance

    Author: Krupa, E., 7 May 2019

    Supervisor: Pirrera, A. (Supervisor) & Cooper, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    File

    Aeroelastic Tailoring of Composite Aircraft Wings with Uncertainty Quantification for Robust and Reliable Design

    Author: Othman, M. F. B., 28 Nov 2019

    Supervisor: Pirrera, A. (Supervisor) & Cooper, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    File