In recent years an increase in the trend of natural disasters is observed due to climate changes. These phenomena can have a huge impact on chemical and process plants, leading to the damage of process equipment and the release of hazardous materials.
These scenarios are identified as Natural-Technological (NaTech) events and induce relevant risks for population and environment.
Main activities on this topic:
- Development of fragility models for industrial equipment affected by natural events;
- Simulation of accident scenarios;
- Development of risk assessment methodologies;
- Analysis of emergency measures;
- Development of suitable mitigation and prevention actions.
Prof. Gabriele Landucci
- “iNTeg-Risk – Early Recognition, Monitoring, and Integrated Management of Emerging, New Technology related, Risks”, 2008-2013 http://www.integrisk.eu-vri.eu
- 2008-European Commission, 7th Framework Programme – Nanoscience, Nanotechnologies, Materials and New Production Technologies. Large scale integrating project (63 partners)
- G. Landucci, G. Antonioni, A. Tugnoli, V. Cozzani, Release of hazardous substances in flood events: Damage model for atmospheric storage tanks, Rel Eng Syst Safety 2012, 106:200-216.
- Necci, F. Argenti, G. Landucci, V. Cozzani, Accident scenarios triggered by lightning strike on atmospheric storage tanks, Rel Eng Syst Safety 2014; 127:30-46.
- G. Landucci, A. Necci, G. Antonioni, A. Tugnoli, V. Cozzani, Release of hazardous substances in flood events: Damage model for horizontal cylindrical vessels, Rel Eng Syst Safety 2014, 132:125-145.
- G. Antonioni, G. Landucci, A. Necci, D. Gheorghiu V. Cozzani, Quantitative assessment of risk due to NaTech scenarios caused by floods, Rel Eng Syst Safety 2015; 142: 334-345.