Rachel Chicchi

Rachel A Chicchi

Asst Professor

Rhodes Hall

792

CEAS - Civil & Arch Eng & Const Mgmt - 0071

Education

PhD, Purdue University West Lafayette, IN, 2017 (Civil Engineering)

BAE/MAE, Penn State University University Park, PA, 2009 (Architectural Engineering)

Research and Practice Interests

Structural steel design and behavior, fire analysis and design, seismic analysis and design, multi-hazard resilience, anchorage in concreteStructural steel design and behavior, fire analysis and design, seismic analysis and design, multi-hazard resilience, anchorage in concrete

Research Support

Grant: #OU UT20480 su ODOT 31795 sub FHWA E180338 Investigators:Chicchi, Rachel; Rassati, Gian; Swanson, James 05-23-2018 -02-06-2020 Federal Highway Administration Division of Engineering Research On-Call Services #31795 Task 2 Role:Collaborator $48,284.09 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #2018 PCI Mertz Bridge Research Fellowship Investigators:Chicchi, Rachel 12-01-2018 -11-30-2019 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Strand Lifting Loop Capacity in Precast Bridge Beams Role:PI $35,000.00 Awarded Level:Industry

Grant: #L15134 Investigators:Chicchi, Rachel 02-01-2019 -01-31-2020 UC's Launch Awards Chicchi UC Research Lauch Award Role:PI $2,500.00 Active Level:Internal UC

Grant: #UT20480 / ODOT 31795 - Task 4 Investigators:Chicchi, Rachel; Rassati, Gian; Swanson, James 02-28-2019 -10-01-2019 Ohio Department of Transportation Load Rating of the Combs-Hehl Stringers under Permit Vehicles Role:Collaborator $39,841.11 Awarded Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #2020 AISC Teaching Aid Grant Investigators:Chicchi, Rachel 01-01-2020 -12-31-2020 American Institute of Steel Construction Steel Connections: a teaching aid for design considerations Role:PI $8,000.00 Awarded Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #RGA #05-19 Investigators:Chicchi, Rachel; Fortney, Patrick; Shahrooz, Bahram 08-28-2019 -08-27-2021 Charles Pankow Foundation Steel Coupling Beams in Low-Seismic and Wind Applications Role:Collaborator $201,804.00 Active Level:Private Non-Profit

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Chicchi R.; Guo Z.; Liu X.; Liu Y.; Shahrooz B. (03-15-2019. )An innovative resilient rocking column with replaceable steel slit dampers: Experimental program on .Engineering Structures, ,183 ,830-840

Chicchi R.; Varma A. (11-01-2018. )Assessment of Post-Earthquake Fire Behavior of a Steel MRF Building in a Low Seismic Region.International Journal of Steel Structures, ,18 (4 ),1470-1481

Chicchi R.; Varma A. (01-01-2018. )Research review: Post-earthquake fire assessment of steel buildings in the United States.Advances in Structural Engineering, ,21 (1 ),138-154

Chicchi R.; Cortes G.; Liu J. (01-01-2016. )Evaluation of Stiff Stories for Robustness in Steel Buildings .Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Congress 2016 - Proceedings of the Joint Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Congress 2016, ,1987-1998