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Nome: Francesco
Cognome: D'Annibale
Qualifica: Professore ordinario
Settore Scientifico Disciplinare: ICAR/08 (Scienza Delle Costruzioni)
Struttura di afferenza: Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Edile - Architettura, Ambientale
Email: francesco.dannibaleunivaq.it
Telefono Ufficio: +39 0862434532
Fax Ufficio: +39 0862434548

Insegnamenti tenuti - a.a.

InsegnamentoOrario di ricevimento
Costruzione di ponti (I4C - Ingegneria Civile) Mercoledì, 18:00-20:00, stanza A+1.23, Roio, oppure su piattaforma Microsoft Teams
Mechanics of bridges (I4C - Ingegneria Civile) Wednesday, 6:00-8:00 pm, room A+1.23, Roio or online (Microsoft Teams)

Curriculum scientifico

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  • First Name: Francesco
  • Surname: D'Annibale
  • ID Scopus: 56414911700
  • Address: Piazzale Pontieri 1, Monteluco di Roio, 67100 L'Aquila, Italy
  • Department: DICEAA and M&MoCS
  • Office: Building A Roio, room A+1.23
  • e-mail: francesco.dannibale@univaq.it


  • 2010-2014: Post-Doc at Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Edile-Architettura e Ambientale (DICEAA). Title of the Research: Danneggiamento a fatica di strutturemultistrato (Fatigue damage in multi-layered structures).
  • 2014-2016: Post-Doc at International Research Center on Mathematics and Mechanics of Complex System (M&MoCS), University of L'Aquila. Title of the Research:Dinamica e stabilità di sistemi Piezo-Elettro-Meccanici (PEM) sollecitati da azioni non conservative (Dynamics and stability of Piezo-Electro-Mechanical(PEM) systems under nonconservative actions).
  • 2016-2019: Researcher at Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Edile-Architettura e Ambientale (DICEAA) and International Research Center on Mathematics and Mechanics of Complex Systems (M&MoCS), University of L'Aquila.
  • 2019-Present: Associate Professor in Solids and Structural Mechanics (SSD ICAR/08 - Scienza delle Costruzioni) at Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Edile-Architettura e Ambientale (DICEAA), University of L'Aquila.


  • 2017-Present: Member of the Teaching Staff in the doctoral school of Civil, Construction- Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of L'Aquila.
  • 2018-Present: President of the Administrative Board of the Academic Spin-off Diagnostic, Retrofitting, Innovation in Materials and Structures (DRIMS), University of L'Aquila.
  • 2018-Present: Director of the Laboratory of innovative materials for construction of DICEAA, University of L'Aquila.


  • Linear and nonlinear oscillations of one-dimensional, elastic, structural systems
  • Passive control of elastic systems via added piezoelectric devices
  • Stability and nonlinear oscillations of elastic systems under conservative and nonconservative loads
  • Perturbation methods for multiple-bifurcations analysis of multi-parameter dynamical systems
  • Local and nonlocal damage constitutive models
  • Fatigue damage and wear constitutive modeling for multi-layered structures
  • Dynamic approach and numerical algorithms within the framework of the Generalized Beam Theory
  • Homogenization of beam-like structures


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Casalotti, A., D’Annibale, F. (2021). A rod-like piezoelectric controller for the improvement of the visco-elastic Beck’s beam linear stability, Structural Control and Health Monitoring, e2865, doi: 10.1002/stc.2865.
  2. Ciallella, A., Pasquali, D., Gołaszewski, M., D’Annibale, F., Giorgio, I. (2021). A rate-independent
    internal friction to describe the hysteretic behavior of pantographic structures under cyclic loads, Mechanics Research Communications, 116, 103761, doi: 10.1016/j.mechrescom.2021.103761.
  3. Luongo, A., D'Annibale, F., Ferretti, M. (2020). Shear and flexural factors for static analysis of homogenized beam models of planar frames, Engineering Structures, 228, 111440, doi: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2020.111440.
  4. D'Annibale, F., Casalotti, A., (2020). Stick-slip and wear phenomena at the contact interface between an elastic beam and a rigid substrate, Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids, in press.
  5. Casalotti, A., D'Annibale, F., Rosi, G. (2020). Multi-scale design of an architected composite structure with optimized graded properties, Composite Structures, 252, art. no. 112608, doi: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2020.112608.
  6. Ferretti, M., D'Annibale, F., Luongo, A. (2020). Modeling beam-like planar structures by a one-dimensional continuum: an analytical-numerical method, Journal of Applied and Computational Mechanics, doi: 10.22055/jacm.2020.33100.2150.
  7. Casalotti, A., D'Annibale, F. (2020) Improving the linear stability of the visco-elastic Beck's beam via piezoelectric controllers, Journal of Applied and Computational Mechanics, doi: 10.22055/jacm.2020.33648.2260.
  8. D'Annibale, F., Ferretti, M. (2020). On the effects of linear damping on the nonlinear Ziegler's column, Nonlinear Dynamics, 1-16, doi: 10.1007/s11071-020-05797-y.
  9. Ferretti, M., D'Annibale, F., Luongo, A. (2020). Buckling of tower buildings on elastic foundation under compressive tip forces and self-weight, Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, 1-21, doi: 10.1007/s00161-020-00911-2.
  10. D'Annibale, F., Ferretti, M., Luongo, A. (2020). Static and Dynamic Responses of Micro-Structured Beams, Applied Sciences, 10(19), 6836, doi: 10.3390/app10196836.
  11. Ferretti, M., D'Annibale, F. (2020). Buckling of Planar Micro-Structured Beams, Applied Sciences, 10(18), 6506, doi: 10.3390/app10186506.
  12. Luongo, A., D'Annibale, F. (2020). Modeling the linear dynamics of continuous viscoelastic systems on their infinite-dimensional central subspace, Mathematics and Mechanics of Complex Systems, 8(2), 127-151, doi: 10.2140/memocs.2020.8.127.
  13. dell'Isola, F., Seppecher, P., Spagnuolo, M. et al. (2019). Advances in pantographic structures: design, manufacturing, models, experiments and image analyses, Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, 31(4), 1231-1282, doi: 10.1007/s00161-019-00806-x.
  14. D'Annibale, F., Ferretti, M., Luongo, A. (2019). Shear-shear-torsional homogenous beam models for nonlinear periodic beam-like structures, Engineering Structures, 184, 115-133, doi: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.01.039.
  15. De Angelo, M., Spagnuolo, M., D'Annibale, F., Pfaff, K., Hoschke, K., Misra, A., Dupuy, C., Peyre, P., Dirrenberger, J., Pawlikowski, M., (2019). The macroscopic behavior of pantographic sheets depends mainly on their microstructure: experimental evidence and qualitative analysis of damage in metallic specimens, Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, 31, 1181-1203, doi: 10.1007/s00161-019-00757-3.
  16. Di Nino, S., D'Annibale, F., Luongo, A. (2017). A simple model for damage analysis of a frame-masonry shear-wall system, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 118, 119-134, doi: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2017.09.007.
  17. Luongo, A., D'Annibale, F. (2017). Invariant subspace reduction for linear dynamic analysis of finite-dimensional viscoelastic structures, Meccanica, 52(13), 3061-3085, doi: 10.1007/s11012-017-0741-y.
  18. Ferretti, M., D'Annibale, F., Luongo, A. (2017). Flexural-torsional flutter and buckling of braced foil beams under a follower force, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, art. no. 2691963, doi: 10.1155/2017/2691963.
  19. Turco, E., Golaszewski, M., Giorgio, I., D'Annibale, F. (2017). Pantographic lattices with non-orthogonal fibres: Experiments and their numerical simulations, Composites Part B: Engineering, 118, 1-14, doi: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2017.02.039.
  20. D'Annibale, F. (2016). Piezoelectric control of the Hopf bifurcation of Ziegler's column with nonlinear damping, Nonlinear Dynamics, 86(4), 2179-2192, doi: 10.1007/s11071-016-2866-2.
  21. Luongo, A., D'Annibale, F., Ferretti, M. (2016). Hard loss of stability of Ziegler's column with nonlinear damping, Meccanica, 51(11), 2647-2663, doi: 10.1007/s11012-016-0471-6.
  22. D'Annibale, F., Ferretti, M., Luongo, A. (2016). Improving the linear stability of the Beck's beam by added dashpots, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 110, 151-159, doi: 10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2016.03.008.
  23. Luongo, A., D'Annibale, F. (2016). Nonlinear hysteretic damping effects on the post-critical behaviour of the visco-elastic Beck's beam, Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids, 22(6), 1347-1365, doi: 10.1177/1081286516632381.
  24. Luongo, A., Ferretti, M., D'Annibale, F. (2016). Paradoxes in dynamic stability of mechanical systems: investigating the causes and detecting the nonlinear behaviors, SpringerPlus, 5(60), doi: 10.1186/s40064-016-1684-9.
  25. D'Annibale, F., Rosi, G., Luongo, A. (2016). Piezoelectric control of Hopf bifurcations: a nonlinear discrete case study, International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 80, 160-169, doi: 10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2015.09.012.
  26. D'Annibale, F., Rosi, G., Luongo, A. (2015). Controlling the Limit-Cycle of the Ziegler Column via a Tuned Piezoelectric Damper, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, vol. 2015, Article ID 942859, 9 pages, doi: 10.1155/2015/942859.
  27. Taig, G., Ranzi, G., D'Annibale, F. (2015). An unconstrained dynamic approach for the Generalised Beam Theory, Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, 27(4), 879-904, doi: 10.1007/s00161-014-0358-5.
  28. D'Annibale, F., Rosi, G., Luongo, A. (2014). On the failure of the `Similar Piezoelectric Control' in preventing loss of stability by nonconservative positional forces, Zeitschrift für Angewandte Mathematik und Physik, 66(4), 1949-1968, doi: 10.1007/s00033-014-0477-7.
  29. D'Annibale, F., Rosi, G., Luongo, A. (2014). Linear stability of piezoelectric-controlled discrete mechanical systems under nonconservative positional forces, Meccanica, 50(3), 825-839, doi: 10.1007/s11012-014-0037-4.
  30. Luongo, A., D'Annibale, F. (2014). On the destabilizing effect of damping on discrete and continuous circulatory systems, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 333(24), 6723-6741, doi: 10.1016/j.jsv.2014.07.030.
  31. Luongo, A., D'Annibale, F. (2014). A paradigmatic minimal system to explain the Ziegler paradox, Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, 27(1-2), 211-222, doi: 10.1007/s00161-014-0363-8.
  32. Piccardo, G., D'Annibale, F., Zulli, D. (2014). On the contribution of Angelo Luongo to Mechanics: in honour of his 60th Birthday, Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, 27(4), 507-529, doi: 10.1007/s00161-014-0388-z.
  33. Luongo, A., D'Annibale, F. (2013). Double zero bifurcation of non-linear viscoelastic beams under conservative and non-conservative loads, International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 55, 128-139, doi: 10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2013.05.007.
  34. D'Annibale, F., Luongo, A. (2013). A damage constitutive model for sliding friction coupled to wear, Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, 25(2-4), 503-522, doi: 10.1007/s00161-012-0283-4.
  35. Luongo, A., D'Annibale, F. (2012). Bifurcation analysis of damped visco-elastic planar beams under simultaneous gravitational and follower forces, International Journal of Modern Physics B, 26(25), art. no. 1246015, doi: 10.1142/S0217979212460150.
  36. Luongo, A., D'Annibale, F. (2011) Linear stability analysis of multiparameter dynamical systems via a numerical-perturbation approach, AIAA Journal, 49(9), 2047-2056, doi: 10.2514/1.J051023.

Ph.D. Thesis

  1. D'Annibale, F., (2010). Modelli costitutivi ed analisi di strutture soggette a danno ed usura percontatto quasi-statico (Constitutive models and analysis of structures subjected to damage andwear due to quasi-static friction contact), Università degli Studi dell'Aquila.

Book Chapters

  1. Luongo, A., D'Annibale, F. (2015). Linear and nonlinear damping effects on the stability of theZiegler column, in Belhaq, Mohamed (Editor), Springer Proceedings in Physics Vol. 168: Structural Nonlinear Dynamics and Diagnosis, Springer International Publishing Switzerland, ISBN: 978-3-319-19850-7, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-19851-4


  • PRIN 2007, Title of the project: Modelli analitici e sperimentali per l'analisi dinamica e di stabilità delle strutture nonlineari, Scientific Coordinator: Prof. Fabrizio Vestroni, Financed by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research.
  • PRIN10-11, Title of the project: Dinamica stabilità e controllo di strutture flessibili, ScientificCoordinator: Prof. Angelo Luongo, Financed by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research.


  • Associate Editor of CivilEng - MDPI.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Science Publishing Group.
  • Editor of the S.I. `Nonlinearities, Bifurcation and Instabilities', Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, 27(4-5), 2015.
  • Editor of the S.I. `Homogenization Methods in Materials and Structures', Applied Sciences - MDPI, 2020.


  • Nonlinear Dynamics
  • International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics
  • Archive of Applied Mechanics
  • Meccanica
  • Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids
  • Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics
  • Shock and Vibration
  • International Journal of Mechanical Sciences
  • Mathematical Reviews