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About me

Welcome! I’m Fabio Gabrieli and I’m assitant professor at the Department of Civil Environmental and Architectural Engineering of the University of Padova (Italy).

Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Padova, Italy, 2009

MSc in Environmental Engineering, University of Padova, Italy, 2005

Personal web page on Icea department official site

Research area

My research interests lie in the field of geotechnics: Discrete Element models for geotechnical problems, mechanical behaviour of mesh-like structures for geotechnics (steel wire meshes, geogrids), micromechanics of wet granular materials, lab scale physical models, granular flows, landslide triggering mechanisms in granular slopes, photogrammetric techniques and image analysis for landslide monitoring.

List of publications

Pol, A., Gabrieli, F., & Mazzon, N. (2020). Enhancement of Design Methodologies of Anchored Mesh Systems Using the Discrete Element Method. In F. Calvetti, F. Cotecchia, A. Galli, & C. Jommi (Eds.), Geotechnical Research for Land Protection and Development (pp. 500–508). Springer International Publishing. Cite
Brezzi, L., Gabrieli, F., Cola, S., Lorenzetti, G., Spiezia, N., Bisson, A., & Allegrini, M. (2020). Digital Terrestrial Stereo-Photogrammetry for Monitoring Landslide Displacements: A Case Study in Recoaro Terme (VI). In F. Calvetti, F. Cotecchia, A. Galli, & C. Jommi (Eds.), Geotechnical Research for Land Protection and Development (pp. 155–163). Springer International Publishing. Cite
Artoni, R., Loro, G., Richard, P., Gabrieli, F., & Santomaso, A. C. (2019). Drag in wet granular materials. Powder Technology, 356, 231–239. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2019.08.016 Cite
Cola, S., Brezzi, L., & Gabrieli, F. (2019). Calibration of rheological properties of materials involved in flow-like landslides. Rivista Italiana Di Geotecnica, 1, 5–43. https://doi.org/10.19199/2019.1.0557-1405.005 Cite
Brezzi, L., Gabrieli, F., & Cola, S. (2018). Collapse of granular-cohesive soil mixtures on a horizontal plane. Acta Geotechnica. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11440-018-0725-7 Cite
Blanc, L., Pol, A., Francois, B., Delchambre, A., Lambert, P., & Gabrieli, F. (2018). Granular Jamming as Controllable Stiffness Mechanism for Medical Devices. Micro to MACRO Mathematical Modelling in Soil Mechanics, 57–66. https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319994734 Cite
Pol, A., Gabrieli, F., & Thoeni, K. (2018). Timing comparison between two different approaches for wire mesh modelling. 2nd YADE Workshop: Discrete-Based Modeling of Multi-Scale Coupled Problems, 64–65. https://2ndyadeworkshop.sciencesconf.org/data/pages/bookletElec.pdf Cite
Gabrieli, F., Pol, A., Thoeni, K., & Mazzon, N. (2018). Particle-based modelling of cortical meshes for soil retaining applications. 1, 391–397. https://www.crcpress.com/Numerical-Methods-in-Geotechnical-Engineering-IX-Proceedings-of-the-9th/Cardoso-Borges-Costa-Gomes-Marques-Vieira/p/book/9781138544468 Cite
Pol, A., Gabrieli, F., Thoeni, K., & Mazzon, N. (2018). Discrete element modelling of a soil-mesh interaction problem. European Rock Mechanics Symposium 2018 - EUROCK 2018. https://www.crcpress.com/Geomechanics-and-Geodynamics-of-Rock-Masses-Volume-1-Proceedings-of-the/Litvinenko/p/book/9780429461774 Cite
Santomaso, A. C., Volpato, S., & Gabrieli, F. (2018). Collapse and runout of granular columns in pendular state. Physics of Fluids, 30(6), 63301. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5030779 Cite
Pol, A., Gabrieli, F., Thoeni, K., & Mazzon, N. (2017). Discrete element modelling of punch tests with a double-twist hexagonal wire mesh. RocExs 2017 6th Interndisciplinary Workshop on Rockfall Protection, 145–148. http://congress.cimne.com/rocexs2017/frontal/Doc/Ebook.pdf Cite
Gabrieli, F., Pol, A., & Thoeni, K. (2017). Discrete Element Modelling of Cortical Wire Meshes. ICCS20 - 20th International Conference on Composite Structures, 55–56. https://doi.org/10.15651/978-88-938-5041-4 Cite
Gabrieli, F., Pol, A., & Thoeni, K. (2017). Comparison of two DEM strategies for modelling cortical meshes. 5th International Conference on Particle-Based Methods - Fundamentals and Applications, Particles 2017, 489–496. http://www.eccomas.org/vpage/1/14/2017 Cite
Pol, A., Gabrieli, F., Thoeni, K., & Mazzon, N. (2017). Modellazione agli elementi discreti di prove di punzonamento di una rete corticale doppio torta a maglia esagonale. VII IAGIG - Incontro Annuale Giovani Ingegneri. Cite
Brezzi, L., Cola, S., Gabrieli, F., & Gidoni, G. (2017). Spreading of Kaolin and Sand Mixtures on a Horizontal Plane: Physical Experiments and SPH Numerical Modelling. Procedia Engineering, 175, 197–203. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2017.01.008 Cite
Zorzi, G., Baeßler, M., & Gabrieli, F. (2017). Influence of Structural Stiffness on Ratcheting Convection Cells of Granular Soil under Cyclic Lateral Loading. Procedia Engineering, 175, 148–156. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2017.01.046 Cite
Wang, J.-P., Gallo, E., François, B., Gabrieli, F., & Lambert, P. (2017). Capillary force and rupture of funicular liquid bridges between three spherical bodies. Powder Technology, 305, 89–98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2016.09.060 Cite
Zorzi, G., Kirsch, F., Gabrieli, F., & Rackwitz, F. (2017). Long-term cyclic triaxial tests with DEM simulations. 5th International Conference on Particle-Based Methods - Fundamentals and Applications, PARTICLES 2017, 273–284. http://www.eccomas.org/vpage/1/14/2017 Cite
Zorzi, G., Artoni, R., & Gabrieli, F. (2017). Experiments and DEM Simulations of Granular Ratcheting. EPJ Web of Conferences, 140, 137–143. https://doi.org/10.1038/25931 Cite
Gabrieli, F., Corain, L., & Vettore, L. (2016). A low-cost landslide displacement activity assessment from time-lapse photogrammetry and rainfall data: Application to the Tessina landslide site. Geomorphology, 269, 56–74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.06.030 Cite
Brezzi, L., Gabrieli, F., Kaitna, R., & Cola, S. (2016). Behaviour of mudflows realized in a laboratory apparatus and relative numerical calibration. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 18. Cite
Brezzi, L., Kaitna, R., Gabrieli, F., Zulpo, M., & Cola, S. (2016). Data assimilation for the calibration of flume tests with different granular mixtures. 13th Congress INTERPRAEVENT 2016 Extended Abstracts. Cite
Volpato, S., Gabrieli, F., & Santomaso, A. C. (2016). Dynamics of wet granular materials in the pendular state. Book of Abstracts of the International Congress on Particle Technology - Partec 2016. Cite
Gabrieli, F., & Ceccato, F. (2016). Impact of Dry Granular Flows on a Rigid Wall: Discrete and Continuum Approach. Procedia Engineering, 158, 152–157. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2016.08.421 Cite
Cola, S., Gabrieli, F., Marcato, G., Pasuto, A., & Simonini, P. (2016). Evolutionary behaviour of the Tessina landslide. Rivista Italiana Di Geotecnica, 50(1). Cite
Brezzi, L., Bossi, G., Gabrieli, F., Marcato, G., Pastor, M., & Cola, S. (2016). A new data assimilation procedure to develop a debris flow run-out model. Landslides, 13(5), 1083–1096. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10346-015-0625-y Cite
Volpato, S., Gabrieli, F., Corà, E., Artoni, R., & Santomaso, A. C. (2015). On the collapse of wet granular columns in pendular state. CHoPS 2015 - 8th International Conference for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids. Cite
Wang, J.-P., Gallo, E., Lambert, P., Francois, B., & Gabrieli, F. (2015). A numerical analysis of funicular water bridge effect among three particles. 12th UK Travelling Workshop – GeoMechanics: From Micro to Macro (GM3). https://sites.google.com/site/gmmmuk/GM3-2015 Cite
Volpato, S., Gabrieli, F., & Santomaso, A. C. (2015). On the flow of wet angular particles in pendular state. Powder Flow 2015: Fundamentals to Applications. Cite
Gabrieli, F., Zorzi, G., & Wan, R. (2014). Granular ratcheting phenomena behind a model retaining wall. Geomechanics from Micro to Macro, 1, 601–606. https://doi.org/10.1201/b17395-107 Cite
Cola, S., Gabrieli, F., Marcato, G., Pasuto, A., & Simonini, P. (2014). Monitoring of the Tessina landslide in the Italian Alps to improve prediction criteria. IS Geohazards: Science, Engineering and Management, 1, 418–432. Cite
Artoni, R., Santomaso, A. C. A. C., Gabrieli, F., Tono, D., & Cola, S. (2013). Collapse of quasi-two-dimensional wet granular columns. Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 87(3), 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.87.032205 Cite
Gabrieli, F., Artoni, R., Santomaso, A., & Cola, S. (2013). Discrete particle simulations and experiments on the collapse of wet granular columns. Physics of Fluids, 25(10). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4826622 Cite
Gabrieli, F., Artoni, R., Cola, S., & Santomaso, A. C. (2013). Collapse of wet granular materials: experiments and discrete element simulations. Abstracts and Proceedings of Partec 2013. Cite
Antonello, M., Gabrieli, F., Cola, S., & Menegatti, E. (2013). Automated landslide monitoring through a low-cost stereo vision system. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 1107, 37–41. Cite
Motta, M., Gabrieli, F., Corsini, A., Manzi, V., Ronchetti, F., & Cola, S. (2013). Landslide displacement monitoring from multi-temporal terrestrial digital images: Case of the valoria landslide site. Landslide Science and Practice: Early Warning, Instrumentation and Monitoring, 2, 73–78. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-31445-2-9 Cite
Artoni, R., Gabrieli, F., Cola, S., & Santomaso, A. C. (2012). Effetti della capillarità nel collasso di masse granulari umide. Atti Del Convegno. Cite
Cola, S., Gabrieli, F., & Simonini, P. (2012). Analysis and risk mitigation of a complex movement in Tessina Valley. The 2nd Italian Workshop of Landslides, IWL 2011: Large Slow Active Slope Movements and Risk Management., 53–62. Cite
Gabrieli, F., Artoni, R., Tono, D., Cola, S., & Santomaso, A. (2012). Effetti della capillarità sulla cinematica di un flusso granulare. IARG 2012 Padova, 2-4 Luglio. http://www.image.unipd.it/iarg2012 Cite
Artoni, R., Gabrieli, F., Santomaso, A., & Cola, S. (2012). Effect of the pendular state on the collapse of granular columns. Discrete Element Modelling of Particulate Media, 1, 95–102. Cite
Gabrieli, F., Lambert, P., Cola, S., & Calvetti, F. (2012). Micromechanical modelling of erosion due to evaporation in a partially wet granular slope. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 36(7), 918–943. https://doi.org/10.1002/nag.1038 Cite
Gabrieli, F., Artoni, R., Santomaso, A., & Cola, S. (2011). Collapse of wet granular columns: Experiments and discrete element simulations. Particle-Based Methods II - Fundamentals and Applications, 562–573. Cite
Carraro, S., Gabrieli, F., Cola, S., & Ortore, P. (2011). Dimensionamento di parete chiodata con approccio alle deformazioni. Innovazione Tecnologica Nell’Ingegneria Geotecnica, 2, 383–390. Cite
Gabrieli, F., Cola, S., & Carraro, S. (2011). Messa a punto di un sistema fotogrammetrico per il monitoraggio di pareti di scavo. Innovazione Tecnologica Nell’Ingegneria Geotecnica, 2, 465–470. Cite
Cola, S., Calabrò, N., Gabrieli, F., & Simonini, P. (2011). Analisi della propagazione delle colate lungo il Tessina. In La frana del Tessina - Laboratorio naturale per la ricerca applicata alla protezione del territorio (pp. 113–143). Scripta edizioni. Cite
Cola, S., Gabrieli, F., Matteotti, G., Sanvitale, N., Simonini, P., Lillini, G., Pegoraro, R., & Rossi, G. (2011). Efficienza di un intervento di miglioramento colonnare sotto una diga foranea nel golfo di Trieste. Innovazione Tecnologica Nell’Ingegneria Geotecnica, 2, 415–422. Cite
Gabrieli, F., Cola, S., Simonini, P., & Calvetti, F. (2010). Effect of drying on a granular slope physical model analysed by Discrete Element Method (DEM). Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering - Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering. Cite
Gabrieli, F., Grigoletto, E., & Cola, S. (2010). Physical modeling of a drainage system on a layered sandy-clayey slope. Physical Modelling in Geotechnics - Springman, Laue & Seward (Eds), 2, 1107–1112. Cite
Gabrieli, F., Cola, S., & Calvetti, F. (2009). Use of an up-scaled DEM model for analysing the behaviour of a shallow foundation on a model slope. Geomechanics and Geoengineering, 4(2), 109–122. https://doi.org/10.1080/17486020902855688 Cite
Gabrieli, F., Cola, S., & Calvetti, F. (2009). Modellazione micromeccanica dell’effetto dell’evaporazione sulla stabilità di un pendio granulare. IARG 2009 - Atti Del Convegno. Cite
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