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Technical Seminar

"Advanced Analysis in Bridge and Civil Engineering"

10 October 2014 from 14:30PM - 19:00PM

University of Rome "La Sapienza", 
Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering
Via Eudossiana, 18 - Roma

The event partners, Alhambra and LUSAS, are pleased to announce that a technical seminar covering "Advanced Analysis in Bridge and Civil Engineering" will take place at Sapienza - University of Rome, Italy on 10th October 2014. 

This free to attend event gives engineers, researchers and students a chance to learn about the latest methods for modelling a range of steel, concrete and masonry structures;  to see some of the latest new facilities in Version 15 of LUSAS; and to discuss your general  finite element modelling and analysis requirements with others in a relaxed, informal environment. 


This event is organised and presented jointly by:

  • Ing Carlo Margheriti, Alhambra srl, Italy
  • Mr Philip Icke, European Regional Manager, LUSAS, UK.

With the kind assistance of Prof. Franco Bontempi, Sapienza - Universita di Roma, Italy.

Program : The afternoon and evening of 10 October 2014


Session Times

Session description
  14:30-14:45 Arrival and registration
1 14:45 - 15:00 Welcome and Introduction

Carlo Margheriti, Alhambra srl.

Prof. Franco Bontempi, Sapienza - Rome University.

2 15:00 - 15:30 Overview of the main features and facilities in LUSAS for advanced analysis in bridge and civil engineering

Philip Icke, LUSAS 

3 15:30 - 16:00 Nonlinear soil structure interaction: Integral Bridges

Lucio Ferretti Torricelli, SPEA Ingegneria Europea spa.

4 16:00 - 16:45 Advanced Bridge Applications
  • Traffic Load Optimization 
  • Resonance analysis for train and pedestrian exitation

Steve Rhodes, LUSAS

  16:45 - 17:00 Refreshment Break
5 17:00 - 17:45
Bridge design application modules according to Eurocodes 
Angelandrea Salcuni, Alhambra srl.
6 17:45 - 18:30
Other advanced applications
  • Cable tuning analysis 
  • Nonlinear analysis of masonry and concrete structures  
Steve Rhodes, LUSAS
7 18:30 - 19:00

Critical evaluation of numerical models and of results

Chiara Crosti, Sapienza - Rome University.
  19:00 Questions and close of the meeting


Event location

  • Sapienza, University of Rome, Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering, Via Eudossiana, Rome, Italy.
  • Campus maps


  • The open day is free to attend but bookings must be made in advance with Alhambra srl. prior to the event. See below for details.

Booking your place

All bookings to attend this open day are being handled by Alhambra srl.
  • Please email Alhambra srl to reserve your place, stating your name and the name of your organization


We hope you will be able to attend what will be a very informative seminar, showing how a range of advanced modelling and analysis tools from Alhambra and LUSAS can be used to improve and speed-up the analysis and design process for particular civil, structural and bridge applications.


Yours sincerely


The Event Partners

Ing Carlo Margheriti

Alhambra srl
Viale Donato Bramante 41, 
05100 Terni, Italy

Tel: +39 0744 390250, 
Fax: +39 0744 390910, 

Mr Philip Icke

European Regional Manager,
Forge House, 
66 High Street,
Kingston upon Thames, 
Surrey, KT1 1HN, UK