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Gianluca Cusatis

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Contact

2145 Sheridan Road
Tech A134
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-491-4027Email Gianluca Cusatis

Website

Research Group Website


Centers

SPREE Center


Departments

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Affiliations

Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Graduate Program


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Education

Ph.D. in Structural Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

Laurea degree in Structural Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy


Research Interests

Mechanics of infrastructure materials and constitutive modeling of concrete and cementitious composites


Significant Recognition

  • ASCE/EMI Fellow
  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers

Significant Professional Service

  • ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI), Board of Governors, Member, October 2017 - October 2020
  • IA-ConCreep, Board of Directors, Secretary, October 2008 - September 2012; President, October 2015 - November 2021.
  • IA-FraMCoS, Board of Directors, Treasurer, March 2013 - June 2019
  • ACI 446, Fracture Mechanics, Chair, March 2010 – President
  • ACI 209, Creep and Shrinkage in Concrete, Chair, April 2016 -- August 2021; Member, May 2008 -- Present

Selected Publications

G. Cusatis and X. Zhou. “High-Order Microplane Theory for Quasi-Brittle Materials with Multiple Characteristic Lengths” ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics. 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0000747 (Nov. 4, 2013).

J. Smith, G. Cusatis, D. Pelessone, Eric Landis, J. O’Daniels, and J. Baylot. “Lattice Discrete Particle Modeling of Ultra High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete for Projectile Penetration Simulations.” International Journal of Impact Engineering. Volume 65, March 2014, Pages 13–32

M. Alnaggar, G. Cusatis, and G. Di Luzio. “Lattice Discrete Particle Modeling of Alkali-Silica-Reaction (ASR) Deterioration of Concrete Structures.” Cement and Concrete Composites Journal. Volume 41, August 2013, Pages 45–59.

G. Di Luzio and G. Cusatis. “Solidification-Microprestress-Microplane (SMM) Theory for Concrete at Early Age. Theory, Validation and Application.” International Journal of Solids and Structures. International Journal of Solids and Structures, Volume 50, issue 6 (March 15, 2013), pp. 957-975.

E. A. Schauffert, G. Cusatis, Pelessone, D., O’Daniel, J., and Baylot, J. “Lattice Discrete Particle Model for Fiber Reinforced Concrete (LDPM-F): II Tensile Fracturing and Multiaxial Loading Behavior”. ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics. 2012, 138(7), 834–841.

E. A. Schauffert and G. Cusatis. “Lattice Discrete Particle Model for Fiber Reinforced Concrete (LDPM-F): I Theory”. ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics. 2012, 138(7), 826–833.