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Structure Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Telephone 0498277907
Qualification Professore associato confermato
Scientific sector ICAR/07 - GEOTECHNICS
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Office hours
Thursday from 10:00 to 13:00 Dipartimento ICEA, via Ognissanti 39, 35129 Padova
Friday from 10:00 to 13:00 Dipartimento ICEA, via Ognissanti 39, 35129 Padova
(updated on 29/11/2017 13:08)

Proposals for thesis
1) Displacement method in the seismic performance of reinforced earth.
2) Reactivated strength along pre-existing soil discontinuity.
3) Laboratory evaluation of geosynthetic interface strength.
4) Excavations in urban environment.
5) Shock wave analysis in offshore piles.
6) Seismic interaction in shallow and deep foundations.
7) Soil reinforcement by rigid and flexible inclusions.
8) Vibrating table for the study of seismic phenomena.
9) Pressure of sliding soil against retaining structures.
10)Controlled drainage during exvation.
11)Environmental structures.

Curriculum Vitae
He was born in Catania on the 22nd February 1956.
In 1982 he was graduated with full marks in Civil Engineering at the University of Catania.
In 1985 he was awarded with the degree of Master of Science in Soil Mechanics at the University of Padua.
In 1989 he was awarded Doctor of Philosophy in Geotechnical Engineering at the Technical University of Torino.
From 1991 to 1998 he was senior research fellow at the Department of Geotechnical Engineering of the University of Padua.
In 1998 he became Associate Professor in Geotechnical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Catania, where he spent one year in teaching "Soil Mechanics" and "Soil Dynamics".
In 1999 he moved at the University of Padua where he is regular teacher of "Geotechnics" for the Environmental Engineering degree curse. He has also taught "Soil Mechanics", "Retaining Structures", “Geotechnical Design”, “Remediation of contaminated lands”, "Computational Experimental Seminar", "Underground Structures", "Underground and Retaining Structures" and “Soil Protection Project”.
He is author of about 100 papers, published in national and international journals and conference proceedings. The main fields of research are: soil and foundation dynamics, experimental soil mechanics, retaining structures and soil reinforcement.
He has been in charge of the Geotechnical Laboratory of the Department IMAGE of the University of Padua and referent of several public and private research projects, including “New developments in designing of geosynthetic reinforced wall” and the project PRIN 2000 "A geotechnical model of the subsoil for safeguarding Venice and its lagoon", both sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Technology and Research (MURST). He has been also leader for the research unit of Padua involved in the RELUIS I and RELUIS II projects, concerning the seismic protection of geotechnical structures, sustained by the Department of Civil Protection of the Italian Government. He was leader of the Project 2007 "Seismic behaviour of reinforced earth works" financed by the University of Padua, in which he designed and developed a seismic table for testing physical models of medium dimensions.
He has been member of the Scientific and Organizing Committee of the XXIII National Conference of Geotechnics (2007) and the Scientific Committee of the Seismic Engineering International Conference Commemorating the 1908 Messina and Reggio Calabria Earthquake (2008) and of the Organizing Committee of the XV Conference ANIDIS on Seismic Engineering in Italy (2013).
He has been member of the Teachers College of the Specialization Course in "Methods and Techniques of Building Recovery and Restoration" and of the PhD in “Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences”, both held at the University of Padua.

Research areas
1) Geosynthetic interface strength.
2) Statics and dynamics of reinforced earth.
3) Experimental mechanics of soils with particular interest for the residual strength.
4) Dynamics of shallow and deep foundations.
5) Experimental waste mechanics.
6) Underground and retaining structures.
7) Dynamic studies carried out with the seismic table.

117) CARBONE L., GOURC J.P., CARRUBBA P., PAVANELLO P. MORACI N. (2015). Dry friction behaviour of a geosynthetic interface using inclined plane and shaking table tests. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, Elsevier, Vol. 43, Issue 4, pp. 293-306 (ISSN 0266-1144; DOI 10.1016/j.geotexmem.2015.05.002).

118) COSSU R., CARRUBBA P., CLO’ E., MORELLO L. (2015). Geotechnical and biochemical studies on pre-treated MSW produced in central Italy. Proceedings Sardinia 2015, Fifteenth International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, S. Margherita di Pula, Cagliari, Italy, 5 – 4 October 2015, Session B5, 10 pp. (ISBN 9788862650212; ISSN 2282-0027).

119) MANHEIM D.C., YESILLER N., HANSON J.L., GOURC J.P., CARBONE L., MORACI N., CARRUBBA P., PAVANELLO P. (2015). Investigation of Post-Shear Surface Texture Characteristics of Geomembranes. Geosynthetics 2015, February 15-18, Portland, Oregon, USA, 10 pp.

120) CARRUBBA P., PAVANELLO P. (2016). Geosynthetic interface strength: from static to dynamic characterization. Conference in honour of Michele Maugeri, University of Catania, 1 July 2016, Catania, Associazione Geotecnica Italiana, Patron Ed. Bologna, pp. 145-157 (ISBN 978-88-555-3352-2).

121) PAVANELLO P., CARRUBBA P. (2016). Methodological aspects in the experimental measurement of the interface friction between geosynthetics. VI Italian Conference of Researchers in Geotechnical Engineering, CNRIG 2016, 22-23 September, Bologna (Italy), pp. 260-265 (ISSN 18777058; DOI 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.08.439).

122) PAVANELLO P., CARRUBBA P. MORACI N., PEZZANO P., MIUZZI M. (2016). Parameters and conditions affecting friction angles in geosynthetic interfaces. 6th European Geosynthetics Congress, EUROGEO6, 25-28 September, Ljubljana, Slovenia, pp. 563-574.

123) MORACI N., CARDILE G., PISANO M., CARRUBBA P. (2016). Geosynthetics interface properties under static, cyclic or dynamic loads. Keynote Lecture, 6th European Geosynthetics Congress, EUROGEO6, 25-28 September, Ljubljana, Slovenia, pp. 108-172.

124) CARRUBBA P., FRIGO L., BALSAMO M., PAVANELLO P. (2016). Impianto di trattamento fanghi per applicazioni petrolifere in Algeria. XXVIII Convegno Nazionale Geosintetici “Rinforzo, filtrazione e contenimento nelle opere di ingegneria geotecnica”, Bologna, 19 Ottobre, pp. 79-85 (ISBN 978-88-555-3360-7).

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2019/20
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
IN0510 COMMON INM0014871 12 3rd Year (2019/20) First
IN0517 001PD IN01123599 9 2nd Year (2019/20) Second