Gian Andrea Rassati

Rassati

Gian Andrea Rassati

Associate Professor
Ph.D., 2001
University of Trieste, Italy
Structural Engineering

Contact Information

Office: 765 Baldwin Hall

Phone: (513)-556-3696
Fax: (513)-556-2599

E-mail : Gian.Rassati@uc.edu

Professional Summary

Dr. Rassati specializes in structural engineering, and focuses on experimental and numerical studies of steel and steel-concrete composite structures for seismic resistance.  He is the director of the graduate program in Civil Engineering. He is active nationally with the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Institute of Steel Construction, the Research Council on Structural Connections, and ASTM International.  

Education

  • Bachelor and Master of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Trieste (Italy), 1996
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Structural Engineering, University of Trieste (Italy), 2001

Professional Licensure

  • Professional Engineer, License no. 1919 (1997), Udine, Italy (Europe-wide)

Awards

  • Master Educator, 2012, University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Professor of the Quarter, Winter 2009, University of Cincinnati Engineering Tribunal and College of Engineering
  • Neil Wandmacher Award for Excellence in Teaching for Junior Faculty, 2007, University of Cincinnati, College of Engineering.
  • Professor of the Quarter, Spring 2005. University of Cincinnati Engineering Tribunal and College of Engineering
  • Professor of the Year, 2005, University of Cincinnati Engineering Tribunal and College of Engineering
  • Dean’s Award for Innovation in Teaching, 2005, University of Cincinnati College of Engineering
  • Professional Accomplishment Award – Engineer in Academia, 2005, Engineers and Scientists Cincinnati

Research Interests

  • Large scale and component testing of steel and steel-concrete composite structures
  • Numerical simulations of nonlinear systems: steel, reinforced and prestressed concrete, and steel-concrete composite structures
  • Testing, characterization, and installation studies of high strength fasteners
  • Testing, development, and simulation of lateral force resisting systems for earthquake loadings
  • Seismic response of structures
  • Structural optimization by means of genetic algorithms and other nonlinear optimization schemes

Graduate Student Advising

Ph.D. Students

  • Martin Adam Butler                Fall 2013 – Pres.
  • Syed Murtuza Abbas              Winter 2012 – Spring 2015
  • Mohammad Suleiman†          Fall 2009 – Fall 2013.
  • Dawit Alemayehu                 Winter 2006 – Spring 2012
  • Elie Hantouche†                  Fall 2007 – Spring 2011
  • Zhengquan Wang†              Fall 2004 – Spring  2007†

†Co-advised

M.S. Students

  • Paul Just                                     Fall 2012 –Pres.                                      Expected to graduate Spring 2016
  • Damaraju Avinash Sharma              Fall 2013 - Pres.                                      Expected to graduate Spring 2016
  • Yaser Almusawy                           Fall 2014 - Pres.                                       Expected to graduate Fall 2016
  • Andrew Roenker                           Fall 2015 - Pres.                                      Expected to graduate Fall 2016
  • Anne Schmid                               Fall 2014 - Pres.                                      Expected to Graduate Spring 2017
  • Frida Pettersson                           Graduated Spring 2016                             Thesis Student
  • Derek Marucci†                            Graduated Fall 2015                                 Thesis Student
  • Richard Kennedy                          Graduated Summer 2014                          Thesis Student
  • Mathias Kozma                             Graduated Summer 2014                          Thesis Student
  • Kyle Ficker                                  Graduated Spring 2014                             Thesis Student
  • Utsab Dhungana†                         Graduated Spring 2014                            Thesis Student
  • Kyle Larkin                                  Graduated Spring 2014                             Thesis Student
  • Keith Adkins†                              Graduated Fall 2013                                  Thesis Student
  • Steven Mitchell†                          Graduated Spring 2013                              Thesis Student
  • Ken Wurzelbacher†                       Graduated Summer 2012                           Thesis Student
  • Jacob Nash                                 Graduated Summer 2012                            Thesis Student
  • Wei Zhang                                  Graduated Spring 2012                              Thesis Student
  • John Schroeder                            Graduated Spring 2012                              Thesis Student
  • Jared Schippers†                          Graduated Spring 2012                              Thesis Student
  • Tyler Leben†                               Graduated Fall 2011                                   Thesis Student
  • Melinda Barber                             Graduated Winter 2011                              Thesis Student
  • Daniel Ruffley                              Graduated Spring 2011                               Thesis Student
  • Craig Schrader                             Graduated Fall 2010                                   Thesis Student
  • Travis McCoy                               Graduated June 2009                                 Non Thesis (NTO) Student
  • Owen Bower                                Graduated June 2008                                 Thesis Student
  • Amy Moore                                  Graduated Dec 2007                                  Thesis Student
  • Kumar Penubothu                         Graduated Mar 2007                                  Thesis Student
  • Ananth Avadhani                           Graduated Dec 2006                                  Non Thesis (NTO) Student
  • Murali Ramani                               Graduated Jun. 2005                                 Non-Thesis (NTO) Student
†Co-advised

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications (In Preparation/Submitted/Under Review)

  • Pettersson F., Rassati G.A., Swanson J.A. and Burns T.M. (2016). “Behavior of Connections to Deep Wide Flange Steel Beam-Column Members in Seismic Applications”, submitted to the Engineering Journal
  • Brunesi E., Nascimbene R., Rassati G.A. “Evaluation of the Response of Partially-Restrained Bolted Beam-to-Column Connections Subjected to Cyclic Pseudo-Static Loads”, submitted to the Journal of Structural Engineering.
  • Hantouche E.G., Kukreti A.R., Rassati G.A. “Nonlinear finite element modeling of built-up bolted T-stub beam-to-column frames connections for use in moment resisting frames”, submitted to the Journal of Constructional Steel Research
  • Quanwei Y., Swanson J.A., Rassati G.A. “Investigation of Hole Making Practices in the Fabrication of Structural Steel”. AISC Engineering Journal, in preparation
  • Rassati G.A., Fortney P.J., Noé S., Clemente I., Shahrooz B.M. “Experimental Testing of Plate-Reinforced Composite Coupling Beams – A Design Philosophy Comparison,” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, in preparation
  • Smallidge J.M., Swanson J.A., Rassati G.A., Leon R.T. “Full-scale cyclic tests on steel T-stub beam-to-column connections”. In preparation

Peer-Reviewed Publications (Published/In Press)

  • Brunesi E., Nascimbene R., Rassati G.A. (2015) “Seismic response of MRFs with partially-restrained bolted beam-to-column connections through FE analyses”, Journal of Constructional Steel Research 107:37-49
  • Hantouche E.G., Kukreti A.R., Rassati G.A., and Swanson J.A. (2015). “Strength Prying Models and Modified Stiffness Model for Thick Flange Built-up T-stub Connections”, Journal of Structural Engineering, 141(2):04014102
  • Mitchell S.J., Rassati G.A., Shahrooz B.M. “The Development of a Steel Fuse Coupling Beam for Coupled Core Wall Systems”, in Bradford M. and Uy B., Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete VII, doi: 10.1061/9780784479735.038
  • Wijesundara K.K., Nascimbene R., Rassati G.A. (2014) “Modeling of Concentrically Braced Steel Frames Using a Fiber-Beam Based Approach”, Journal of Constructional Steel Research 101:426-436.
  • Brunesi E., Nascimbene R., Rassati G.A. (2014) “Response of partially-restrained bolted beam-to-column connections under cyclic loads”, Journal of Constructional Steel Research 97:24-38
  • Hantouche E.G., Kukreti A.R., Rassati G.A., Swanson J.A. (2013) “Modified stiffness model for thick flange in built-up T-stub connections”, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 81:76-85
  • Hantouche E.G., Rassati G.A., Kukreti A.R., Swanson J.A. (2012) ”Built-up T-stub connections for moment resisting frames: experimental and finite element investigation for prequalification”, Engineering Structures, 43(2012):139-148
  • Hantouche E.G., Rassati G.A.  Kukreti A.R. (2012) “Investigation of secondary prying in thick built-up T-stub connections using nonlinear finite element modeling”, Engineering Structures, 36(3):113-122
  • Nascimbene R., Rassati G.A., and Wijesundara K.K. (2012) “Numerical Simulation of Gusset-Plate Connections with RHS Shape Brace Under Quasi-Static Cyclic Loading”, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 70(2012):177-189
  • Moore A.M., Rassati G.A., Swanson J.A. (2010) “An Experimental Analysis of Strength and Ductility of High Strength Fasteners”. AISC Engineering Journal, 3rd Qtr:161-174.
  • Fortney P.J., Rassati G.A., Shahrooz B.M. (2008) “Investigation on Effect of Transverse Reinforcement on Performance of Diagonally Reinforced Coupling Beams”, ACI Structural Journal, American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, MI, Nov-Dec:1-8
  • Gang X., Shahrooz B.M., Harries K.A., Rassati G.A. (2008) “A Performance-Based Design Approach for Coupled Core Wall Systems with Diagonally Reinforced Concrete Coupling Beams”, Advances in Structural Engineering, 11(3):253-268
  • Rassati G.A., Shahrooz B.M., Fortney P.J. (2007) “Experimental Investigation of Coupling Beams in Hybrid Coupled Core Wall Systems”, Composite Construction Conference VI, July, Denver, CO
  • Fortney P.J., Shahrooz B.M., Rassati G.A. (2007) “Seismic Performance Evaluation of Coupled Core Walls with Concrete and Steel Coupling Beams”, Steel and Composite Structures Journal. Vol. 7(4):279-301
  • Fortney P.J., Shahrooz B.M., Rassati G.A. (2007) “Large-Scale Testing of a Replaceable Steel Coupling Beam”, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 133(12):1801-1807
  • Fortney P.J., Shahrooz B.M., Rassati G.A. (2006) “Large-Scale Testing of Concrete Coupling Beams with Practical Span-to-Depth Ratios”, ACI Structural Journal
  • Fortney P.J., Shahrooz B.M., Rassati G.A. (2006) “Boundary Detailing of Coupled Core Wall System Wall Piers,” ACI Structural Journal (manuscript ID: S-2006-060)
  • Fortney P.J., Rassati G.A., Shahrooz B.M. (2006). “The Next Generation of Composite Coupling Beams”, Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete V, R.T. Leon and J. Lange eds., ASCE, Reston, VA pp. 619:630
  • Clemente I., Noé S., Rassati G.A., Leon R.T (2006). “Interpretation of the Experimental Behavior of Two Semi-rigid Composite Frames by Means of a By-component Mechanical Model”, Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete V, R.T. Leon and J. Lange eds., ASCE, Reston, VA pp. 674:685
  • Harries K.A., Shahrooz B.M., Brienen P., Fortney P.J., Rassati G.A.. (2006). “A Performance-Based Design Methodology for Coupled Wall Systems”, Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete V, R.T. Leon and J. Lange eds., ASCE, Reston, VA pp:686:697.
  • Rassati G.A., Leon R.T., Noé S. (2004a). “Component modeling of PR composite frames under cyclic and dynamic loading. Numerical analyses.”, Steel Structures No. 4:131-140.
  • Green T.P., Leon R.T., Rassati G.A. (2004). “Bidirectional tests on partially restrained, composite beam-to-column connections”, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 130 (2):320-327
  • Rassati G.A., Leon R.T., Noè S. (2004b). “Component modeling of PR composite joints under cyclic and dynamic loading.”, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 130 (2):343-351

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

  • Wilson K.E., Rassati G.A. and Swanson J.A. (2016). “A Numerical Study on the Influence of Skew and Slope on RBS and WUF-W Connections”, submitted to Connections in Steel Structures VIII, Boston, MA
  • Marucci D., Swanson J.A. and Rassati G.A. (2015) “Analytical Study Comparing the Seismic Behavior of Partially Restrained Steel Moment Frames to That of Fully Restrained Steel Moment Frames”, in Mazzolani F.M. ed. STESSA 2015Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas, Tongji, China.
  • Wilson K., Rassati G.A., and Swanson J.A. (2015) “Analytical Study on the Behavior of Skewed and Canted Connections in Steel Moment Resisting Frames”, in Mazzolani F.M. ed. STESSA 2015Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas, Tongji, China.
  • Abbas, S.M., Rassati G.A. (2015) “Advanced Hybrid Simulation Model Based on Phenomenological and Artificial Intelligence Approaches to Predict the Response of Structures under General Loads”, in Mazzolani F.M. ed. STESSA 2015Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas, Tongji, China.
  • Kennedy R., Swanson J.A., and Rassati G.A. (2014) “A Study on the Effect of Jumbo Angles on the Strength and Stiffness of Top-And-Seat Angle Connections”, in Landolfo R. and Mazzolani F.M. Eds. EUROSTEEL 2014 – 7th European Conference on Steel and Composite Structures
  • Kozma M., Rassati G.A., Swanson J.A., and Manning. S.O. (2014) “Application of Partially- and Fully-Restrained Connections to Hybrid Moment-Resisting Frames for Seismic Loads”, submitted to Eurosteel 2014.
  • Schippers J., Ruffley D.J., Swanson J.A., and Rassati G.A.. (2013) “A Design Procedure for Top-and-Seat Angle Beam-to-Column Connections”, in Dubina D. and Grecea D., Eds. Connections VII – 7th International Workshop on Connections in Steel Structures.
  • Schroeder J.M., Barber M.A., Rassati G.A., and Swanson J.A. (2013) “Strength and Stiffness of Simple Connections in Building Frames”, in Dubina D. and Grecea D., Eds. Connections VII – 7th International Workshop on Connections in Steel Structures.
  • Barber, M.A., Rassati G.A., and Swanson J.A. (2012) “Contribution of Shear Connections to the Lateral Stiffness and Strength of Steel Frames”, in Mazzolani F.M. and Herrera R., Eds. STESSA 2012 – Behavior of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas
  • Ruffley, D.J., Rassati G.A., and Swanson J.A. (2012) “A Finite Element Approach for Modeling Bolted Top and Seat Angle Moment Connections and Components”, in Mazzolani F.M. and Herrera R., Eds. STESSA 2012 – Behavior of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas
  • Wijesundara K.K., Rassati G.A., Bolognini D., and Nascimbene R. (2010) “Effect of gusset end restrain on the effective length of bracing members in concentrically braced frames”, in Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering.
  • Bower O.J., Truscott G.T., Rassati G.A. and Shahrooz B.M. (2009). “Lean on Me: Seismic Retrofit of Double Angles in Concentrically Braced Frames”, ATC/SEI Conference on Improving the Seismic Performance of Existing Buildings and Other Structures”, San Francisco, CA, Dec 9-11.
  • Hantouche E.G., Swanson J.A., Rassati G.A. (2009). “Design of Built-Up T-Stub Connections for Use in Special and Intermediate Moment Frames. Experimental and Analytical Studies.”, in Mazzolani F.M. and Ricles J.M., eds., STESSA 2009 – Behavior of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas, Taylor & Francis, London.
  • Chalasani R.A., Rassati G.A., Kukreti A.R. (2009). “A Predictor-Corrector Phenomenological Method for the Real Time Simulation of Multiple Hysteretic Responses in Steel Structures”, in Mazzolani F.M. and Ricles J.M., eds., STESSA 2009 – Behavior of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas, Taylor & Francis, London.
  • Moore A.M., Rassati G.A., Swanson J.A. (2008) “Evaluation of the Resistance Factors of High Strength Fasteners for Steel Building Design”. Connections in Steel Structures VI, Chicago, IL.
  • Hantouche E.G., Swanson J.A., Rassati G.A., Leon R.T. (2008) “Prequalification Testing of Built-Up T-Stub Components for Use in Moment Resisting Frames”. Connections in Steel Structures VI, Chicago IL
  • Rassati G.A., Fortney P.J., Shahrooz B.M. (2006) “A Steel-Concrete Composite Solution for Practical Design of Coupling Beams”, in Mazzolani, F.M. and Wada, A., eds, STESSA 2006: Behavior of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas, pp. 605-610, Taylor & Francis, London
  • Rassati G.A., Fortney P.J., Shahrooz B.M. (2006) “Hybrid Coupled Core Wall Systems: An Innovative Approach to Post-Event Damage Mitigation” in Proceedings of the 8th EERI NCEE Conference, San Francisco, April 18-22 2006
  • Clemente I., Noé S., Rassati G.A. (2005). “Experimental behavior of T-stub connection components for the mechanical modeling of bare-steel and composite partially-restrained beam-to-column joints’, in F.S.K. Bijlaard, A.M. Gresnigt, and G.j. van der Vegte, Eds. Connections in Steel Structures V, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Shahrooz B.M., Fortney P.J., Rassati G.A. (2003) “Seismic Performance of Hybrid Core Wall Buildings”, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Steel and Concrete Composite Construction (IWSCCC-2003): 79-88
  • Clemente I., Noé S., Rassati G.A. (2003c). “Influence of partially-restrained connections on the overall seismic behavior of steel-concrete composite frames. A mechanical modeling approach.”, in Hancock, G.J., Bradford, M.A., Wilkinson, T.J., Uy, B., and Rasmussen,  K.J.R. (eds.) ASSCCA 03 – Advances in Structures, Balkema Publishers.
  • Rassati G.A., Hajjar J.F., Schultz A.E., Shield C.K. (2003). “Cyclic analysis of PR steel frames with composite reinforced concrete infill walls.”, in Hancock, G.J., Bradford, M.A., Wilkinson, T.J., Uy, B., and Rasmussen,  K.J.R. (eds.) ASSCCA 03 – Advances in Structures, Balkema Publishers.
  • Baron D., Noé S., Rassati G.A. (2003). “Identification of strut-and-tie mechanisms in reinforced concrete structures using the cell method and genetic algorithm optimization techniques.”, Proceedings of ISEC 03 International Conference, Balkema Publishers.
  • Clemente I., Leon R.T., Noé S., Rassati G.A. (2003d). “Detailed analysis of energy dissipation capabilities of partially-restrained steel-concrete composite frames subjected to seismic loading”, in Mazzolani, F.M. (ed.) STESSA 2003 – Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas, Balkema Publishers.

Research Reports

  • Niekamp P.M., Swanson J.A., Rassati G.A. (2015). “Investigation on Turn-of-Nut installation of super high strength bolts”, Final Report, Steel Structures Technology Center, Inc.
  • Moore A.M., Rassati G.A., Swanson J.A. (2008). “Investigation on the Resistance Factors of High Strength Fasteners”, Final Report, Research Council on Structural Connections, publicly available from www.boltcouncil.org
  • Taylor A.T., Rassati G.A., Swanson J.A. (2008). “Investigation on the Resistance Factors of Full-threaded Bolts”, Final Report, Metal Building Manufacturing Association
  • Quanwei Y., Swanson J.A., Rassati G.A. (2004). “Investigation of Hole Making Practices in the Fabrication of Structural Steel”. Research report for the American Institute of Steel Construction.

Other Publications

  • Brunesi E., Nascimbene R., Rassati G.A. (2016). “Seismic Response of High-Rise Mega-Braced Frame Core Buildings through FE Analysis”, Proceedings of the 2015 ASCE/GeoI+SEI Joint Congress, Phoenix, AZ
  • Brunesi E., Nascimbene R., Rassati G.A. (2014). “Seismic performance of steel MRF with partially restrained bolted beam-to-column connections through FE simulations”, Proceedings of the 2014 ASCE/SEI Structures Congress, Boston, MA
  • Brunesi E., Nascimbene R. and Rassati G.A. (2013). “Evaluation of the Response of Partially Restrained Bolted Beam-to-Column Connections Subjected to Cyclic Pseudo-Static Loads”, Proceedings of the 2013 Structures Congress, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Hantouche E.G., Kukreti A.R., Rassati G.A., and Swanson J.A. (2012) “Modified stiffness model for thick flange built-up T-stub connections”, in Proceedings of the 2012 Joint Conference of the Engineering Mechanics Institute and the ASCE Joint Specialty Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability.
  • Fagá E., Rassati G.A., and Nascimbene R. (2012) “Seismic design of elevated steel tanks with concentrically braced steel supporting frames”, in Proceedings of the ASCE/SEI Structures Congress, 2012
  • Rassati G.A., Fortney P.J. and Shahrooz B.M. (2009) “Testing and Design of Innovative Coupling Beams for Use in Hybrid Coupled Core Wall Systems”, 2009 NSF CMMI Grantees Conference, Honolulu, HW
  • Moore A.M., Rassati G.A., and Swanson J.A. (2009) “Re-evaluation of resistance factors for high strength fasteners”, in ASCE/SEI Structures Congress Proceedings, 2010
  • Rassati G.A., Baseheart T.M., and Stedman B. (2009) “An interdisciplinary capstone experience using BIM”, in ASCE/SEI Structures Congress proceedings, 2010
  • Hantouche E.G., Schrader C.A., Swanson J.A., and Rassati G.A. (2009) “A study on the behavior of t-stub connections for use in special and intermediate moment frames”, ASCE/SEI Structures Congress 2010
  • Koriom M., Shahrooz B.M., Fortney P.J., and Rassati G.A. (2009) “A study on innovative replaceable fuse details for coupling beams in hybrid coupled core wall systems” ASCE/SEI Structures Congress 2010
  • Wijesundara K.K., Bolognini D., Nascimbene R., and Rassati G.A. (2009) “Seismic performance of brace-beam-column connections in concentrically braced frames” 2010 AISC North American Steel Construction Conference
  • Rassati G.A., Fortney P.J. and Shahrooz B.M. (2009) “Design and Testing of Innovative Coupling Beams for Use in Hybrid Coupled Core Wall Systems”, ASCCS 2009 Conference, Leeds, UK
  • Kukreti A.R. and Rassati G.A. (2008) “A Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Structural Engineering”. In 2008 ASEE Conference Proceedings, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Bower O.J. and  Rassati G.A. (2007) “Axial Restraint in Diagonally Reinforced Concrete Coupling Beams: An Analytical Investigation”, submitted to the 2008 ASCE/SEI Structures Congress, April 22-25 Vancouver, Canada
  • Shahrooz B.M., Fortney P.J., Rassati G.A., and Xuan G. (2007) “Performance-Based Design and Innovative Hybrid Systems to Overcome Design and Construction Challenges of Diagonally-Reinforced Coupling Beams”, in Proceedings of the 2007 SEI Structures Congress, Long Beach, CA May 16-19.
  • Kukreti A.R., and Rassati G.A. (2007). “A Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Development of Enhanced Materials and Structural Assemblages for Seismic Performance Evaluation Studies”, Proceedings of Frontiers In Education 2007, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Baseheart T.M. and Rassati G.A. (2007). “Physical Discrete and Continuous Dynamic Models”, Proceedings of ACI Spring 2007 Convention, Atlanta, GA.
  • Clemente I., Noé S., Rassati G.A. (2005). “Experimental and numerical analyses of the cyclic behavior of T-stub components”. In XX Congresso CTA.
  • Clemente I., Noé S., Rassati G.A. (2004). “Experimental analysis of the cyclic behavior of T-Stub elements for the component modeling of steel-concrete composite beam-to-column connections”. Submitted for publication in Atti del VI Workshop Italiano sulle Strutture Composte, Trieste, Italy, 22-23 Nov.
  • Fortney P.J., Rassati G.A., Shahrooz B.M. (2004). “Innovative solutions for the constructability and performance of coupled core wall systems”. Submitted for publication in Atti del VI Workshop Italiano sulle Strutture Composte, Trieste, Italy, 22-23 Nov.
  • Fortney P.J., Rassati G.A., Shahrooz B.M., Clemente I., Noé S. (2004). “Cyclic test on steel plate reinforced coupling beam”. Atti del VI Workshop Italiano sulle Strutture Composte, Trieste, Italy, 22-23 Nov.
  • Clemente I., De Franceschi A., Noé S., Rassati G.A. (2003e). “Application of the AISC / ASCE design procedure for moment-resisting composite frames within the EUROCODE framework”, in Atti del V Workshop italiano sulle strutture composte, Salerno, Italy, 28-29 Nov 2002
  • Fattor F., Noè S., Rassati G.A. (2001). “Ottimizzazione di strutture reticolari per mezzo di algoritmi genetici [Optimization of truss structures by means of genetic algorithms],” XVIII Congresso C.T.A., Venice, Italy, 26-28 Sep 2001, C.T.A., Milan, Italy (in Italian, English abstract).
  • Leon R.T., Green T.P., Rassati G.A. (2001). “Cyclic behavior of three-dimensional partially-restrained composite connections,” Proceedings of the ASCE 2001 Structures Congress and Exposition, Chang, Peter C. (ed.), Washington, D.C., May 21-23, 2001, ASCE, Reston, VA.
  • De Franceschi A., Noè S., Rassati G.A. (2000). “Progetto di telai con nodi semirigidi in struttura mista acciaio-calcestruzzo [Design of semi-rigid steel-concrete composite frames]”, Atti del IV Workshop italiano sulle strutture composte, Palermo, Italy, 20-23 Nov 2000, CLUP Palermo (in Italian, English abstract).
  • Rassati G.A., Leon R.T., Noè S. (2000). “PR composite joints under cyclic and dynamic loading conditions: a component modeling approach,” Connections in Steel Structures IV, Roanoke, VA, 22-24 Oct 2000, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.
  • Benussi F., Noè S., Rassati G.A. (1999). “Richieste di resistenza e duttilità in giunti di telai semirigidi composti soggetti a sisma [Ductility and strength demands in joints of composite frames under seismic loading]”, XVII Congresso C.T.A., Naples, Italy, 3-7 Oct, C.T.A., Milan, Italy (in Italian, English abstract).
  • Blasig E., Noè S., Rassati G.A. (1999). “Impiego di algoritmi genetici nel progetto di impalcati da ponte in struttura mista acciaio-calcestruzzo [Utilization of genetic algorithms in steel-concrete composite bridges design]”, XVII Congresso C.T.A., Naples, Italy, 3-7 Oct, C.T.A., Milan, Italy (in Italian, English abstract).
  • Bernuzzi C., Noé S., Rassati G.A. (1998) “On the modeling of steel-concrete composite joints under seismic actions by means of the component approach”, Atti del III Workshop italiano sulle strutture composte, Dezi L. (ed.), Ancona, Italy 29-30 Oct, CLUA Ancona (in Italian, English abstract).
  • Noè S., Rassati G.A. (1998). “Esame del comportamento di nodi semirigidi in telai a struttura mista acciaio-calcestruzzo soggetti a sisma [Behavior of semi-rigid joints in steel-concrete composite frames under seismic loading]”, Atti del III Workshop italiano sulle strutture composte, Dezi, L. (ed.), Ancona, Italy 29-30 Oct, CLUA Ancona (in Italian, English abstract).
  • Benussi F., Noè S., Rassati G.A. (1997). “Modellazione per componenti dei giunti semirigidi in telai composti soggetti a carichi monotoni e ciclici [Component modeling of semi-rigid joints in composite frames under monotonic and cyclic loads]”, Atti del XVI Congresso C.T.A., Ancona, Italy, 2-5 Oct, C.T.A., Milan, Italy (in Italian, English abstract)

Research Proposals and Grants Awarded

Proposals Submitted as P.I.

  • “New component applications in deconstructible beam-column connections” G.A. Rassati (PI), J.A. Swanson (Co-PI), Submitted to the National Science Foundation, $429,221, Submitted February 2016
  • “Experimental Study on Non-Orthogonal Beam-Column Connections for Seismic Resistance” G.A. Rassati (PI), J.A. Swanson (Co-PI), Submitted to the National Science Foundation, $566,821, Submitted February 2016
  • “Proposed New AASHTO Load Rating Provisions for Implements of Husbandry” J.A Swanson (PI) and G.A. Rassati (Co-PI), Submitted to the National Cooperative Highway Research Program of the Engineering Academies, $549,453, Submitted December 2015
  • “Advancing the Knowledge of the Response of Beam-Column Connections in Steel Frames Through Experimentation and Advanced Hybrid Simulation” G.A. Rassati (PI), J.A. Swanson (Co-PI), Submitted to the National Science Foundation, $408,017, Submitted February 2014
  • “A Fully Integrated Multi-Platform Structural Investigation Paradigm for Research and Education” G.A. Rassati (PI), Submitted to the National Science Foundation, $172,167, Submitted September 2012
  • “Advancing the Knowledge of the Response of Beam-Column Connections in Steel Frames Through Experimentation and Simulation” G.A. Rassati (PI), J.A. Swanson (Co-PI), Submitted to the National Science Foundation, $289,827, September 2012
  • “Advancing the Knowledge of the Response of Beam-Column Connections in Steel Frames Through Experimentation” G.A. Rassati (PI), J.A. Swanson (Co-PI), Submitted to the National Science Foundation, $107,793, September 2011
  • “Advances in Bolted Connections for Moment Frames Subject to Exceptional Loads”, 2009 AISC Fellowship application. G.A. Rassati (PI), Submitted to the American Institute of Steel Construction, $120,000, August 2009
  • “Implementation of Hybrid Testing Integrating ABAQUS, OpenFRESCO, and MTS Computer Simulation Interface and Configurator”, G.A. Rassati (PI), B.M. Shahrooz (Co-PI), Submitted to MTS Corp. October 2008, 1 year, $40,000 in-kind contributions, Awarded Feb 2009,
  • “CAREER: Towards a Fully Integrated Multi-Platform Structural Investigation Paradigm: Structural Research in the 21st Century”. G.A. Rassati (PI), Submitted to the National Science Foundation, Re-Submitted July 2008, Declined Dec 2008
  • “IGERT: Global Challenges in Bridge Infrastructure Systems”, G.A. Rassati (PI), A.R. Kukreti (Co-PI), Arthur J. Helmicki (Co-PI), James A Swanson (Co-PI), and Cynthia C Tsao (Co-PI), Submitted to the National Science Foundation, Not Invited July 2007
  • “Investigation of Resistance Factors for Full-Threaded Fasteners”, G.A. Rassati (PI), James A Swanson (Co-PI), Submitted to the Metal Building Manufacturers Association, $15,000, Awarded May 2007
  • “Collaborative Research: Use of Non-Traditional Materials in Partially-Restrained Beam-to-Column Connections,” G.A. Rassati (PI), Submitted to the National Science Foundation, Submitted Oct. 2005, $390,714, 4 years, Declined Dec 2005
  • “Reevaluation of the Design Criteria for Slip-Critical Bolted Connections,” G.A. Rassati (PI) and James A. Swanson (Co-PI), Submitted to the American Institute of Steel Construction, Submitted August 2005, $80,000, 2 years, Declined
  • “Investigation of Resistance Factors for Bolted Connections,” G.A. Rassati (PI) and James A. Swanson (Co-PI), Submitted to the Research Council on Structural Connections, Submitted Mar. 2005, $81,532, 2 years, Awarded Jun 2005
  • “Non-Traditional Materials in Partially-Restrained Beam-to-Column Connections,” G.A. Rassati (PI), Submitted to the American Institute of Steel Construction, Submitted Feb. 2005, $120,000, 3 years, Pending
  • “Collaborative Research: Use of Non-Traditional Materials in Partially-Restrained Beam-to-Column Connections,” G.A. Rassati (PI), James A. Swanson (Co-PI), Submitted to the National Science Foundation, Submitted Dec. 2004, $648,333, 4 years, Rejected Aug. 2005
  • “Implementation of a Pseudo-Dynamic Testing Procedure on Traditional and Innovative Beam-to-Column Connections,” G.A. Rassati (PI), Submitted to the University of Cincinnati Research Council, Submitted Nov. 2004, $6,500, 1 year, Awarded Jan. 2005

Proposals Submitted as CO-P.I.

  • “Inspection, Repair, Retrofit Procedures, and Design Recommendations for Non-Redundant Steel Structures”, James A. Swanson (PI), G.A. Rassati (Co-PI), Submitted to the Ohio Department of Transportation, $87,534 (12 months), Awarded June 2014.
  •  “Vector Based Damage Detection and Isolation Algorithms for the Next Generation of Smart Structures”, J.A. Swanson (PI), G.A. Rassati (Co-PI), Submitted to the National Science Foundation, $393,227, February 2012
  • “Fall Arrest Systems’ Effect on Workers”, Dan Vance (PI), G.A. Rassati (Co-PI), Submitted to NIH (CDC+NIOSH), $1,447,972, May 2009
  • “Fall Arrest Systems: Vertical Feet-First”, Dan Vance (PI), G.A. Rassati (Co-PI), Submitted to NIH (CDC+NIOSH), $155,947, June 2009
  • “Fall Arrest Systems: Non-Vertical Falls”, Dan Vance (PI), G.A. Rassati (Co-PI), Submitted to NIH (CDC+NIOSH), $156,956, June 2009
  • “Collaborative Research: Development of Innovative, Replaceable Coupling Beam Systems for Damage Mitigation in Coupled Walls”, Bahram M. Shahrooz (PI), G.A. Rassati (Co-PI), Submitted to the National Science Foundation, $343,430, Awarded Aug. 2007
  • “Collaborative Research: Retrofit of Steel Lateral Load Moment Resisting Frames for Stability”, Bahram M. Shahrooz (PI), G.A. Rassati (Co-PI), Submitted to the National Science Foundation, $328,625, Declined Mar. 2007
  • “Learning Structural Analysis and Seismic Design Fundamentals Using a Small-Scale Structural Behavior Laboratory”, Anant R. Kukreti (PI), G.A. Rassati (co-PI), Submitted to the National Science Foundation, $150,001, Declined Nov. 2006
  • “Truckload Testing of SHE-29-1533 in Sidney, OH SFN7500203,” Arthur Helmicki (PI), Victor Hunt (Co-PI), James Swanson (Co-PI), G.A. Rassati (Co-PI), Submitted to The Ohio Department of Transportation, Submitted Jan. 2006, $47,715, 6 months, Awarded Jan 2006
  • “Advanced Study in Transportation Infrastructure Renewal and Asset Management,” Anant R. Kukreti (PI), G.A. Rassati (Co-PI), Ossama Salem (Co-PI), Suzanne W. Soled (Co-PI), Heng Wei (Co-PI), Submitted to the Department of Education, Submitted Nov. 2005, $501,864, Declined
  • “REU Site on Development of Enhanced Materials and Structural Assemblages for Seismic Performance Evaluation Studies,” Anant R. Kukreti (PI), G.A. Rassati (Co-PI), Submitted to the National Science Foundation, Submitted Sep. 2005, $236,371, 3 years, Awarded Jan 2006
  • “Learning Structural Analysis and Seismic Design Fundamental Using a Small-Scale Structural Behavior Laboratory,” Anant R. Kukreti (PI), G.A. Rassati (Co-PI), Submitted to the National Science Foundation, Submitted May 2005, $299,111, 2 years, Rejected Nov. 2005
  • “Acquisition of a High-Force Integrated Test Platform to Support Regional Infrastructure Research and Educational Activities,” Bahram M. Shahrooz (PI), Kent A. Harries (Co-PI), G.A. Rassati (Co-PI), Halil Sezen (Co-PI), James A. Swanson (Co-PI), Submitted to the National Science Foundation, Submitted Jan. 2005, $1,761,021, 1 year, Rejected Apr. 2005
  • “NEESR-SG: Performance-Based Engineering of Innovative Coupled Wall Systems – Distributed Hybrid Testing and Model Based Simulation,” Bahram M. Shahrooz (PI), Kent A Harries (Co-PI), Yahya C Kurama (Co-PI), James M. Ricles (Co-PI), Lynn A Salvati (Co-PI), G.A. Rassati (Co-PI), Paul J. Brienen (Co-PI), Resubmittal to the National Science Foundation – Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation, Submitted Jan. 2005, $1,599,983, 4 years, Rejected Jun. 2005

Grants and Projects Received as P.I.

  • “Seismic Characterization of the Response of an Erector in SWFPAC for Design and Verification Purposes”, Submitted to the US Navy through URC Corp. February 2010, 18 months, $125,000, Awarded October 2010.
  • “Implementation of Hybrid Testing Integrating ABAQUS, OpenFRESCO, and MTS Computer Simulation Interface and Configurator”, Submitted to MTS Corp. October 2008, 1 year, $40,000 in-kind contributions, Awarded Feb 2009,
  •  “Investigation of Resistance Factors of Full-Threaded Fasteners”, G.A. Rassati (PI) and James A. Swanson (Co-PI), Submitted to the Metal Building Manufacturers Association, Submitted May 2007, $15,000, 6 Months, Effort 50%, Awarded May 2007
  • “Implementation of a Pseudo-Dynamic Testing Procedure on Traditional and Innovative Beam-to-Column Connections,” G.A. Rassati (PI), Submitted to the University of Cincinnati Research Council, Submitted Nov. 2004, $6,500, 1 year, Awarded Jan. 2005
  • “Investigation of Resistance Factors for Bolted Connections,” G.A. Rassati (PI) and James A. Swanson (Co-PI), Submitted to the Research Council on Structural Connections, Submitted Mar. 2005, $81,532, 2 years, Effort 50%, Awarded Jun 2005

Grants and Projects Received as CO-P.I.

  • “Inspection, Repair, Retrofit Procedures, and Design Recommendations for Non-Redundant Steel Structures”, James A. Swanson (PI), G.A. Rassati (Co-PI), Submitted to the Ohio Department of Transportation, $87,534 (12 months), Awarded June 2014.
  • “Collaborative Research: Development of Innovative, Replaceable Coupling Beam Systems for Damage Mitigation in Coupled Walls”, Bahram M. Shahrooz (PI), G.A. Rassati (Co-PI), Submitted to the National Science Foundation, $343,430, Awarded Aug. 2007
  • “Truckload Testing of SHE-29-1533 in Sidney, OH SFN7500203,” Arthur Helmicki (PI), Victor Hunt (Co-PI), James Swanson (Co-PI), G.A. Rassati (Co-PI), Submitted to The Ohio Department of Transportation, Submitted Jan. 2006, $47,715, 6 months, Awarded Jan 2006
  • “REU Site on Development of Enhanced Materials and Structural Assemblages for Seismic Performance Evaluation Studies,” Anant R. Kukreti (PI), G.A. Rassati (Co-PI), Submitted to the National Science Foundation, Submitted Sep. 2005, $236,371, 3 years, Awarded Jan 2006

Teaching

Teaching Interests

  • CEE 375, CVE 375 – Basic Strength of Materials
  • CEE 381 – Structures I
  • CEE 480, CVE 3001 – Structures II
  • CEE 481 – Structural Steel Design
  • CEE 504, 505, 506, CVE5001, CVE 5002 – Integrated Design I, II, III
  • CEE 585, CVE 6085 – Advanced Analysis of Structures
  • CVE 705, 706, 707, CVE 7005, CVE 7006 – Graduate Seminar
  • CEE 712 – Theory of Structures II
  • CEE 713 – Theory of Structures III
  • CEE 714 – Nonlinear Analysis of Structures
  • CVE 7012 – Finite Element Analysis
  • CEE 788, CVE 7088 – Structural Dynamics
  • CEE 789 – Structural Dynamics II
  • CVE 7089 – Earthquake Engineering
  • HNRS 3065 – Art Architecture and Engineering in Ancient Rome

Teaching Performance

GA Teaching Scores

Keynotes and Invited Lectures

  • 2014     Invited Short Course at EuCentre (European Center for Earthquake Engineering Research and Training) on “Seismic Design of Steel Structures” (15 hours)
  • 2013     Invited Short Course at the University of Trento (Italy) on “Theory and Experimentation of Steel Structures in North-American Practice” (20 hours)
  • 2010     Invited Course at EuCentre (European Center for Earthquake Engineering Research and Training) and at the Rose School:  “Structural Steel Design with Seismic Applications” (15 hours)
  • 2009     Invited Short Course at EuCentre (European Center for Earthquake Engineering Research and Training) and at the Rose School: “Theory and Experimentation of Steel Structures” (30 hours)
  • 2008     Invited Seminar Series at EuCentre (European Center for Earthquake Engineering Research and Training) and at the Rose School:
  •                 “Steel Construction in Seismic Areas. The Frontier of Research”
  •                 “Constructional Steel Research at the University of Cincinnati”
  • 2008     Invited lecture series at MUPAC (Master of Seismic-Resistant Structural Design)
  •                 “Basis of Steel Design in Seismic Areas”
  •                 “Connections in Steel Structures”
  •                 “Lateral Force-Resisting Systems in Seismic Areas”

Service

Professional Society Memberships and Service

  • Voting member, ASTM International F16 Committee on Fasteners (2013-present)
  • Chair, Technical Advisory Committee – Metals, American Society of Civil Engineers, Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) (2013-present)
  • Past Chair, Technical Committee on Structural Connections, American Society of Civil Engineers, Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) (Member 2005-present; Vice Chair 2008-2009; Chair 2009-2012))
  • Member, Technical Committee on Composite Construction, American Society of Civil Engineers, Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) (2002-2008, 2010-)
  • Member, Task Committee 5 on Composite Construction, American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) (2013-present)
  • Corresponding Member, Connection Prequalification Review Panel (2008-present)
  • Chair of Task Group 1 and Member, Research Council on Structural Connections (2006-present)
  • Member, American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) (2003-present)
  • Associate Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) (2001-present)
  • Associate Member, ASCE Ohio Section (2001-present)
  • Member, Society of Italian Ph.D.’s (ADI) (1998-present)
  • Member, Italian Society of Engineers (1997-present)

Departmental/College/University Service

  • Director of the Civil Engineering Graduate Program (2012-present)
  • Advisor, Civil Engineering Graduate Student Association (2012-present)
  • Advisor, Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society (2011-present)
  • Organizer, CEAS High School Bridge Competition (2004-2014)
  • Advisor, American Society of Civil Engineers student chapter (2004-2013)
  • Advisor, Structural Engineering Experience student chapter (2006-2013)
  • CAECM Space Committee (2012-present)
  • Chair, CAECM Geotechnical Engineering Faculty Search Committee (2014-2015)
  • CAECM Construction Management Professor of Practice Search Committee (2014-2015)
  • CAECM Architectural Engineering Faculty Search Committee (2014-2015)
  • CAECM IT Committee (2012-present)
  • SAS Department Head Search Committee (2011-2012)
  • Chair, CAECM Center for Building Innovation Committee (2015-present)
  • SAS Strategic Planning Committee (2009-2013)
  • SAS Awards Committee (2009-2012)
  • CEE Strategic Planning Committee (2004-2007)

Editorships

  • Associate Editor, Open Journal of Civil Engineering (2011-present)

Peer Reviewing

  • Journal of Structural Engineering
  • Engineering Structures
  • Journal of Earthquake Engineering
  • Journal of Constructional Steel Research
  • Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics
  • International Journal of Steel Structures
  • Composite Construction Conference
  • STESSA – Behavior of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas

Scientific Committees

  • Member, EuCentre (European Center for Earthquake Engineering Research and Training)
  • Member, STESSA (Behavior of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas) Scientific Committee