ESR – 6 Giancarlo Kosova, Siemens Industry Software Nv, Belgium

Giancarlo Kosova graduated in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Naples Federico II in 2015.
His master’s degree thesis ‘Operational modal analysis of wind turbines in rotating conditions’ comes from his internship in Siemens Industry Software on the development and implementation of new methods and techniques to analyse the structural behaviour of operating wind turbines including simulations and testing.

After his graduation he worked for more than 3 years as a CAE stress analyst in aeronautical engineering, mainly in Stelia-Aerospace, on aircrafts like the Airbus Beluga XL, Airbus A350 XWB and Aermacchi M345. This work on the project of primary structures using finite elements analysis and analytical methods ranges from the conception of the structural configuration, through the evaluation of the loads to the sizing of the components. Thanks to different kinds of work experience, he developed a consistent approach to problem solving – focused on both academic and industrial applications.

He is working within the DyVirt project since September 2018 hosted by Siemens Industry Software. His PhD on the topic of ‘Modal Analysis in Presence of Nonlinearities’ is promoted by the University of
Liege. In the technical context of the project, his final aim is to develop new reliable methods for the numerical representation of structural connectors or joints, which account for all their functions concurrently and model the nonlinear behaviour. In this sense, the specific objective of the ESR is to
characterise the dynamic behaviour of real structures subjected to operational loads on the base of the results of experimental tests. His intent is to implement all the steps needed for analysing a real structure optimising the process to make it reliable and applicable to most of the cases in nonlinear dynamics. These steps are the following: detection, localisation, nonlinear parameter identification, parameter identification of the underlying linear system. The development of new finite element
modelling techniques and the building of finite element models is in this context both a means to study nonlinear systems and a final goal to have a high fidelity model used for simulations and predictions.