Elena Mele

University of Naples Ferderico II, Professor | Naples, Italy

About

Since the early 2000s, Elena Mele has carried out teaching and research activities concerning Tall Buildings. Among the teaching activities, from the academic year 2005-06 to present, she teaches “Structures for tall buildings” at University of Naples Federico II, in the MSc programs "Building Engineering", "Building Engineering and Architecture" and "Structural Engineering”, and in the context of the second-level international Master program "Design of steel structures". She has supervised several master theses and two PhD dissertations on topics related to structural design of tall buildings.

She also carries out a wide research activity on tall building structures, and is author of several papers published in journals and conference proceedings related to: diagrid structures, hexagrid and Voronoi-based structural patterns, optimization of structural grid façades, seismic isolation…

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CTBUH Roles

Tall Building Academic & Teaching Committee, Member (2018 – Present)

Annual Conference, Poster Presenter, Middle East (2018)

CTBUH Initiatives

Research

21 June 2019

The Effect of Slenderness on the Design of Diagrid Structures

Elena Mele, University of Naples Federico II; Maura Imbimbo, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio; Valentina Tomei, Niccolò Cusano University

Diagrid structures have emerged in recent decades as an innovative solution for tube tall buildings, capable of merging structural efficiency and aesthetic quality. This paper...

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Research

30 April 2018

Inter-Story Isolation Systems (IIS) for Tall Buildings: Design Considerations

Elena Mele, Diana Faiella, University of Naples Federico II

Inter-story isolation systems (IIS) are currently gaining significant popularity, mainly in Japan, where more than 60 applications have been realized in the past 20 years....

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08 August 2017

ASPECT: RATIOS – Voices of Women In the Tall Building World

Ilkay Can-Standard, GenX Design & Technology; Martina Dolejsova, Studio Libeskind

ASPECT: RATIOS is the outgrowth of a program developed by the CTBUH Young Professionals Committee in New York, beginning in 2016. The purpose of the...

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