Associate Professor Alessandro Toffoli

  • Room: Level: 04 Room: D423
  • Building: Engineering Block D
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Air-Sea Interaction (breaking, ocean mixing and sea drag)
  • Coastal processes and hydrodynamic modelling (marine renewable energy)
  • Freak and Rogue waves (wave physics and statistics)
  • Wave-Ice interaction
  • Wave-Structure Interaction

Recent publications

  1. Alberello A, Chabchoub A, Monty J, Nelli F, Lee JH, Elsnab J, Toffoli A. An experimental comparison of velocities underneath focussed breaking waves. Ocean Engineering. Elsevier. 2018, Vol. 155. DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2018.02.049
  2. El Koussaifi R, Tikan A, Toffoli A, Randoux S, Suret P, Onorato M. Spontaneous emergence of rogue waves in partially coherent waves: A quantitative experimental comparison between hydrodynamics and optics. Physical Review E. American Physical Society. 2018, Vol. 97, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.97.012208
  3. Lee J, Monty J, Elsnab J, Toffoli A, Babanin A, Alberello A. Estimation of Kinetic Energy Dissipation from Breaking Waves in the Wave Crest Region. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY. American Meteorological Society. 2017, Vol. 47, Issue 5. DOI: 10.1175/JPO-D-16-0273.1
  4. Nelli F, Skene DM, Bennetts LG, Meylan MH, Monty J, Toffoli A. EXPERIMENTAL AND NUMERICAL MODELS OF WAVE REFLECTION AND TRANSMISSION BY AN ICE FLOE. 36th ASME International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering. ASME International. 2017, Vol. 8. DOI: 10.1115/OMAE2017-61248
  5. Nelli F, Bennetts LG, Skene DM, Monty J, Lee JH, Meylan MH, Toffoli A. Reflection and transmission of regular water waves by a thin, floating plate. WAVE MOTION. Elsevier Science. 2017, Vol. 70. DOI: 10.1016/j.wavemoti.2016.09.003
  6. Toffoli A, Proment D, Salman H, Monbaliu J, Stramignoni E, Forza R, Manfrin M, Onorato M. Rogue waves in wind seas: An experimental model in an annular wind-wave flume. Proceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE. 2017, Vol. 3A-2017. DOI: 10.1115/OMAE201761156
  7. Alberello A, Pakodzi C, Nelli F, Bitner-Gregersen EM, Toffoli A. THREE DIMENSIONAL VELOCITY FIELD UNDERNEATH A BREAKING ROGUE WAVE. 36th ASME International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering. ASME International. 2017, Vol. 3A-2017. DOI: 10.1115/OMAE201761237
  8. Dolatshah A, Nelli F, Alberello A, Bruneau L, Bennetts LG, Meylan MH, Monty J, Toffoli A. WAVE ATTENUATION DUE TO ICE COVER: AN EXPERIMENTAL MODEL IN A WAVE-ICE FLUME. 36th ASME International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering. ASME International. 2017, Vol. 8. DOI: 10.1115/OMAE2017-61548
  9. Toffoli A, Proment D, Salman H, Monbaliu J, Frascoli F, Dafilis M, Stramignoni E, Forza R, Manfrin M, Onorato M. Wind Generated Rogue Waves in an Annular Wave Flume. Physical Review Letters. American Physical Society. 2017, Vol. 118, Issue 14. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.144503
  10. Rapizo H, Waseda T, Babanin A, Toffoli A. Laboratory Experiments on the Effects of a Variable Current Field on the Spectral Geometry of Water Waves. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY. American Meteorological Society. 2016, Vol. 46, Issue 9. DOI: 10.1175/JPO-D-16-0011.1
  11. Zhang HD, Guedes Soares C, Chalikov D, Toffoli A. Modeling the spatial evolutions of nonlinear unidirectional surface gravity waves with fully nonlinear numerical method. OCEAN ENGINEERING. Elsevier. 2016, Vol. 125. DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2016.07.066
  12. Zhang HD, Guedes Soares C, Onorato M, Toffoli A. Modelling of the temporal and spatial evolutions of weakly nonlinear random directional waves with the modified nonlinear Schrodinger equations. APPLIED OCEAN RESEARCH. Elsevier Science. 2016, Vol. 55. DOI: 10.1016/j.apor.2015.11.014
  13. Alberello A, Chabchoub A, Gramstad O, Babanin A, Toffoli A. Non-Gaussian properties of second-order wave orbital velocity. COASTAL ENGINEERING. Elsevier BV. 2016, Vol. 110. DOI: 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2016.01.001
  14. Toffoli A. Rogue Waves in Random Sea States: An Experimental Perspective. Lecture Notes in Physics. Springer Verlag. 2016, Vol. 926. Editors: Onorato M, Residori S, Baronio F. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-39214-1_7
  15. Iafrati A, De Vita F, Toffoli A, Alberello A. Strongly nonlinear phenomena in extreme waves. Transactions - Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. 2016, Vol. 123.

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