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Fabrizio de Miranda

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Nationality  Italian
Structures  Rande Bridge
Role  Structural engineer
Name  Fabrizio Miranda

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Born  October 30, 1926 (1926-10-30) Naples, Italy
Institution memberships  Professor at Politecnico di Milano from 1965 until 1996 and member of Italian College of the Technicians of the steel (CTA) (President from 1970 until 1972).
Practice name  Studio De Miranda Associati - Milan (Italy)
Significant projects  Zarate-Brazo Largo Bridge - Indiano Bridge - Rande Bridge
Significant design  Cable stayed bridge across Strait of Messina - ex aequo first prize at international design competition (1969). Spans: 200+225+540+1300+540+225+200 m.
Significant awards  1978 European awards ECCS-CECM-EKS for the Indiano Bridge (Italy) - 1979 European awards ECCS-CECM-EKS for Rande Bridge (Spain)
Died  January 21, 2015, Milan, Italy
Education  University of Naples Federico II

Engineering discipline  Structural engineer

Fabrizio de Miranda (October 30, 1926 – January 21, 2015) was an Italian bridges and structural engineer and university professor.



He graduated with a degree in civil engineering in 1950 from the University of Naples. Beginning in 1955 he introduced in Italy steel-concrete composite structures, mainly in the field of bridges. He planned the first motorway viaducts with steel structure (Coretta, Macinaie, Poggio Palina) on the Autostrada del Sole in Italy (1959). In 1959, he became managing director of the largest Italian steelwork company, "Costruzioni Metalliche Finsider S.p.A." in Milan, which was under his management until 1967. From 1965 until 1996, he was professor of "Tecnica delle costruzioni" (structural engineering) at Politecnico di Milano. He successfully participated in numerous National and International Design Competitions of bridges including the first prize ex aequo to the International Competition for the Messina Bridge as member of the Lambertini Group (1969). He was among the Founders and then President (in 1970–1973) of the Italian College of the Steel Structures Technicians (CTA). In 1968, he founded a Consulting Engineering Firm specializing in the design of Bridges and Structures. During more than fifty years of professional activity, he designed hundreds of structures and bridges. Notable projects include the elevated highways in Genoa (1963–1965), in Fiorenza-Milan (1961) and in San Lorenzo-Rome (1969–1976), the viaducts and the Indiano Bridge across the Arno river near Florence (1972–1978), all in Italy; the Zarate-Brazo Largo Bridges in Argentina (1969–1976), and the Rande Bridge in Spain (1973–1977). He died in Milan on January 21, 2015.

Publications in English

  • De Miranda F., 1964, Hollow steel sections in the RAI-TV Centre-Turin, n. 12/1964 "Proceedings CIDECT 1964", London 1964.
  • De Miranda F., 1966, The role of steelwork in Italian Multi-Storey Buildings – Proceedings B.C.S.A. Dec. 1966.
  • De Miranda F., 1968, New concepts for elevated highways, Proceedings B.C.S.A. – London. 24–26 June 1968.
  • De Miranda F. e Mele M., 1973, Some basic design principles for steel box girder bridges, In London 13-14 febbraio 1973. Proceedings Institution Civil Engineers.
  • De Miranda F., et al., 1979, Basic problems in long span cable stayed bridges, – Rep. n. 25 – Department of Structures – University of Calabria – Arcavacata (CS), ill., (224 p.) 1979.
  • Autori vari & De Miranda F., 1983, A contribution to the theory of long span cable-stayed bridges, 11e Congres Association Internationale des Ponts ed Charpentes.
  • De Miranda F., 1988, Design – Long Span Bridges, International Symposium on steel bridges. London, 24-25 marzo 1988. In "Costruzioni Metalliche" n. 4/1988.
  • De Miranda F., 1991, Some basic problems in the design of long span cable stayed bridges, in Problemi avanzati nella costruzione dei ponti, a cura di G. Creazza e M. Mele, Collana di Ingegneria Strutturale n.7, pp. 91–120, Ed. CISM (International Centre for Mechanical Sciences), Udine 1991. ISBN 88-85137-06-7.
  • De Miranda F., 1991, The three Mentalities of Successful Bridge Design, in Bridge Aesthetics around the world, Ed. Transportation Research Board – National Research Council, Washington, D.C., U.S.A. 1991.
  • References

    Fabrizio de Miranda Wikipedia

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