Manuel Quagliaroli – Ph.D., P.E.
Founder & Director – m² Structures
Manuel Quagliaroli (Codogno, March 14 1984) received his Master Degree cum laude in Structural Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in july 2009, with a thesis on form finding and analysis of cable structures. Later, he worked as structural designer and in 2010 he became a professional engineer.
In 2011, he started the PhD in Structural, Seismic and Geotechnical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano (Supervisor: Prof. Pier Giorgio Malerba) and in 2014 he received his PhD Degree cum laude by defending a thesis on a life-cycle approach for reinforced concrete structures sensible to shear and exposed to aggressive environments.
For several years he has been the teaching assistant of Bridges (2010-2015) and Structural Mechanics (2012-2015). In 2014 he became adjunct professor of Steel and Concrete Structures as well as assistant researcher in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Politecnico di Milano.
Author or co-author of several scientific publications – including journal articles and papers in conference proceedings – he participated in different international conferences (Italy, Poland, Corea, Spain) and he is a reviewer for international journals of Structural Engineering.
From October 2015, Manuel Quagliaroli is the owner and director at m² Structures, a design office specializes in Structural Engineering.
2014. Ph.D Degree CUM LAUDE in Structural, Seismic and Geotechnical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.
Thesis: From Bidimensional towards Monodimensional Modeling of Sound and Damaged Reinforced Concrete Structures.
Supervisor: Prof. Ing. Pier Giorgio Malerba.
A new RC shear-flexible beam-column element has been formulated and coupled with damage processes modeling in order to propose a robust methodology that accounts for time-variant structural capacity. Several applications stand out the effectiveness of the model in dealing with actual and complex RC structures, such as bridges. Presentation.
2009. Professional Engineering Abilitation, Politecnico di Milano. Currently enrolled in Albo degli Ingegneri della Provincia di Piacenza – matr. 1514.
2009. Master Degree CUM LAUDE in Structural Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.
Thesis: Form finding and analysis of cable structures.
Supervisor: Prof. Ing. Pier Giorgio Malerba.
An extended version of the so-called Force Density Method has been proposed in dealing with form finding problems of cable nets. The method has been applied also in mixed cable-struts assemblies , such as cable domes, and in footbridges , aiming to propose new efficient structural shapes.
2006. Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.
Thesis: Design of a steel building in seismic zone with different bracing systems.
Supervisor: Prof. Ing. Marco Valente.
2003. High School Certificate, A. Tramello, Piacenza.
(A) Adjunct Professor
Steel and Concrete Structures, Politecnico di Milano, Architecture – Piacenza. Lectures given in English.
Structural analysis with the force and the displacement methods and with commercial finite element softwares; loads on structures, limit states and load combinations; design and verification of steel and reinforced concrete structures.
(B) Teaching Assistant
Bridges, Politecnico di Milano, Civil Engineering, Prof. Pier Giorgio Malerba.
influence lines, shear and torsion in box girder sections, statics of cables, prestressed concrete structures, cable stayed and suspended bridges. Activity done in the academic years: 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014 (Lectures given in English), 2014/2015 (Lectures given in English).
Solid Mechanics, Politecnico di Milano, Prof. Anna Pandolfi.
Forces, reactions, structural classification, normal and tangential stresses, elastic curve and virtual work principle. Activity done in the academic year: 2014/2015.
Theory of Structures, Politecnico di Milano, Architecture – Piacenza, Prof. Alaleh Tavakoli.
Forces, reactions, structural classification, normal and tangential stresses, elastic curve and virtual work principle. Activity done in the academic years: 2011/2012, 2012/2013.
Structural Design, Politecnico di Milano, Architecture – Milano, Prof. Pier Giorgio Malerba.
Steel and Reinforced Concrete Structures: theoretical bases, design of structural elements, load combinations, horizontal loads (wind, earthquake). Approximate methods for cable-beams design. Activity done in the academic year: 2011/2012.
Experience as Supervisor
Master thesis supervision, Politecnico di Milano, on structural analysis, structural design and structural optimization:
- Calcolo a rottura in regime accoppiato flessione-torsione di ponti in C.A. soggetti a degrado, A. Maffei – Dicembre 2014.
- Ripensando Vignola: Una macchina scenica nel cortile teatro di palazzo Farnese, F. Corbellini, M. Frusca
- Ponti in C.A. soggetti a fenomeni corrosivi, D. Scaperrotta – Dicembre 2013.
- Modified Compression-Field & Disturbed Stress-Field Theories: Applicabilità, Confronti, Contributi, M. Colussi – Dicembre 2013.
- Analisi Limite e Non Lineare di Ponti in C.A., E. Conti – Dicembre 2013.
- Sull’Analisi Strutturale dei Ponti Strallati, D. Briccola – Ottobre 2013.
- Ponti Strallati. Problemi di Progettazione degli Stralli, S. Bocus – Ottobre 2012.
- Analisi e Ottimizzazione di Strutture Tensili Ibride, A. Albertin, N. Pollini – Aprile 2012.
CIVIL-COMP 2015, Member of the Editorial Board, International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing. Prague, Czech Republic, 1-4 september 2015.
ASEM13plus, International Conference on Computational Technologies in Concrete Structures, Seoul, Korea – 7-14/09/2013.
Presentation of a paper related on sectional analysis of reinforced concrete structures . Such an approach has been then enhanced and published on an international journal .
IABMAS 2012, 6th – International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, Stresa, Lago Maggiore, Italia – 8-12/09/2012.
Presentation of two papers: (I) optimal design of tensile structures  and (II) time dependent behaviour of bridges in presence of uncertainties .
ASEM11plus, International Conference on Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Seoul, Korea – 18-21/09/2011.
Presentation of three works: (I) time dependent behaviour of bridges in presence of uncertainties , (II) structural optimization of cable systems by genetic algorithms  and (III) an extended force density method for the form finding of cable structures with new forms  (such an approach has been then enhanced and published on an international journal ).
Footbridge 2011, Wrocław University of technology, Polonia – 6-8/08/2011.
Presentation of a new method for the form finding of footbridges with new forms . Such an approach has been then enhanced and published on an international journal .
Revisor for national and international journals
- AIEDAM – Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing
- Structural Engineering & Mechanics – Techno Press – KAIST
- Studi e ricerche – Studies and researches – Politecnico di Milano
Roles in international committees
Member of the IABMAS Italian group (International Association for Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management).