Enzo Martinelli is an Associate Professor in Structural Analysis and Design at the University of Salerno, Italy. His scientific interests include experimental and theoretical activities intended at investigating the behavior of materials (e.g. sustainable concrete, composite materials, masonry, etc.) and structures (RC frames, steel-concrete composite systems, etc.) under loading conditions. Earthquake engineering, mainly dealing with the seismic assessment and retrofitting of existing structures, is another subject of interest in his scientific work.
2015 Associate Professor in Structural Analysis and Design (Tecnica delle Costruzioni) at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Salerno, Italy;
2005 Assistant Professor in Structural Analysis and Design (Tecnica delle Costruzioni) at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Salerno, Italy;
2003 Post-Doc Position at the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Salerno, Italy;
Based on his educational background, the undersigned focused his early scientific activity on several aspects of Structural Analysis and Design, mainly, in the field of Civil Engineering. Particularly, he worked on formulating analytical solutions and finite element models for simulating the behaviour of steel-concrete composite beams and frames, taking into account both the partial interaction, induced by the flexibility of shear connectors, and the semi-rigidity of beam-column joints.
The research interests extended later to investigating reinforced concrete (RC) members externally strengthened by fiber-reinforced polymers (FRP), as the kinematical behaviour of such systems can be analysed through mathematical models similar to the ones developed for steel-concrete beams in partial interaction. This transition towards the application of composite materials was the initial motivation to investigate the most innovative aspects of strengthening existing RC and masonry members and structures.
Then, the interest for seismic assessment and retrofitting came naturally, as a result of the high emphasis on Earthquake Engineering due to the seismic events occurred in Italy and the Mediterranean basin in the last decades.
Finally, the recent interest for Concrete Technology and Material Science led the undersigned to coordinate the EnCoRe Project (2012-2014), granted by the EU as part of the FP7-PEOPLE programme, and intended at building up an international network to investigate the mechanical behaviour of green concretes, namely a range of cementitious composites made of more sustainable constituents, such as recycled aggregates and binders, recycled and natural fibers. This research subject will be further developed as part of the SUPERCONCRETE project (2015-2019) funded by the EU as part of the H2020 programme.