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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Alberello A, Chabchoub A, Gramstad O, Babanin A, Toffoli A. Non-Gaussian properties of second-order wave orbital velocity. COASTAL ENGINEERING. Elsevier Science. 2016, Vol. 110.
  8. Toffoli A. Rogue waves in random sea states: An experimental perspective. Lecture Notes in Physics. 2016, Vol. 926.
  9. 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.
  10. Alberello A, Chabchoub A, Babanin A, Monty J, Elsnab J, Lee J, Bitner-Gregersen EM, Toffoli A. THE VELOCITY FIELD UNDERNEATH LINEAR AND NONLINEAR BREAKING ROGUE WAVES. 35th ASME International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering. ASME International. 2016, Vol. 3.
  11. Bennetts LG, Alberello A, Meylan MH, Cavaliere C, Babanin A, Toffoli A. An idealised experimental model of ocean surface wave transmission by an ice floe. OCEAN MODELLING. Elsevier Science. 2015, Vol. 96.
  12. Meylan MH, Bennetts LG, Cavaliere C, Alberello A, Toffoli A. Experimental and theoretical models of wave-induced flexure of a sea ice floe. PHYSICS OF FLUIDS. American Institute of Physics. 2015, Vol. 27, Issue 4.
  13. Skene DM, Bennetts LG, Meylan MH, Toffoli A. Modelling water wave overwash of a thin floating plate. JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS. Cambridge University Press. 2015, Vol. 777.
  14. Toffoli A, Onorato M, Osborne AR, Monbaliu J. Non-Gaussian properties of shallow water waves in crossing seas. Extreme Ocean Waves. 2015.
  15. Fernandez L, Onorato M, Monbaliu J, Toffoli A. Occurrence of extreme waves in finite water depth. Extreme Ocean Waves. 2015.

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