Gian Rassati

Gian A. Rassati

Assoc Professor

Baldwin Hall

765C

CEAS - Civil Eng - 0071

Professional Summary

Dr. Rassati earned a PhD in Structural Engineering from the University of Trieste in 2001. His research interests include steel and steel-concrete composite structures, with particular interest on lateral force resisting systems, dynamic behavior of structures, and earthquake engineering.  He is licensed as a professional engineer in Italy, and he is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, of the American Institute of Steel Construction, of the Research Council on Structural Connections, and of ASTM International.
 

Education

PhD, University of Trieste Italy, 2001 (Structural Engineering)

Research Support

Grant: #OSP05193 Investigators:Rassati, Gian; Swanson, James 10-01-2005 -09-30-2007 Research Council on Structural Connections Investigation of Resistance Factors for Bolted Connections Role:PI $81,532.00 Active Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #SRS 07070668 Investigators:Rassati, Gian; Swanson, James 03-01-2007 -03-31-2008 Metal Building Manufacturer Association Investigation of the Resistance Factors for Fully-Threaded Structural Bolts Role:PI $14,995.00 Active Level:Other

Grant: #CMMI-0653920 Investigators:Rassati, Gian; Shahrooz, Bahram 09-01-2007 -02-28-2013 National Science Foundation COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: Development of Innovative, Replaceable Coupling Beam Systems for Damage Mitigation in Coupled Core Walls Role:Collaborator $241,589.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #EGG0040966 / N00178-04-D-4042 Investigators:Rassati, Gian 09-28-2010 -05-31-2012 Naval Surface Warfare Center Seismic Characterization of the Response of an Erector in SWFPAC for Design and Verification Purposes Role:PI $97,466.25 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #26601_135031_E140888 Investigators:Rassati, Gian; Swanson, James 11-03-2014 -11-03-2015 Ohio Department of Transportation Inspection, Repair, and Retrofit Procedures, and Design Recommendations for Non-Redundant Steel Structures Role:Collaborator $87,534.19 Active Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #2017 Research Agreement Investigators:Rassati, Gian; Swanson, James 10-01-2017 -10-01-2018 American Institute of Steel Construction Extra-Long Slots for Slip-Critical Bolts Role:PI $44,000.00 Active Level:Private Non-Profit

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: #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

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

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

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

D'Aniello M.; Rassati G.; Tartaglia R. (08-01-2019. )Proposal of AISC-compliant seismic design criteria for ductile partially-restrained end-plate bolted.Journal of Constructional Steel Research, ,159 ,364-383

Butler M.; Dues E.; Rassati G.; Swanson J. (12-01-2018. )High Resolution Modeling and Modeling of Connections in Pony-Truss Bridges.Transportation Research Record, ,2672 (41 ),186-195

Nascimbene R.; Rassati G.; Wijesundara K. (11-01-2018. )Evaluation of the seismic performance of suspended zipper column concentrically braced steel frames.Journal of Constructional Steel Research, ,150 ,452-461

Butler M.; Rassati G.; Swanson J. (09-20-2018. )Structural health monitoring for combined damage states.IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, ,419 (1 ),

D'Aniello M.; Landolfo R.; Rassati G.; Swanson J.; Tartaglia R. (03-15-2018. )Full strength extended stiffened end-plate joints: AISC vs recent European design criteria.Engineering Structures, ,159 ,155-171

Brunesi E.; Nascimbene R.; Rassati G. (01-01-2018. )Seismic fragility analysis of MRFs with PR bolted connections using IDA approach.Key Engineering Materials, ,763 ,678-685

D’Aniello M.; Landolfo R.; Rassati G.; Swanson J.; Tartaglia R. (01-01-2017. )Influence of composite slab on the nonlinear response of extended end-plate beam-to-column joints.Key Engineering Materials, ,763 ,818-825

D'Aniello M.; Landolfo R.; Rassati G.; Swanson J.; Tartaglia R. (01-01-2017. )Finite element analyses on seismic response of partial strength extended stiffened joints.COMPDYN 2017 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, ,2 ,4952-4964

Brunesi E.; Nascimbene R.; Rassati G. (01-01-2016. )Seismic Response of High-Rise Mega-Braced Frame-Core Buildings through FE Analysis .Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Congress 2016 - Proceedings of the Joint Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Congress 2016, ,276-287

Brunesi E.; Nascimbene R.; Rassati G. (01-01-2015. )Seismic response of MRFs with partially-restrained bolted beam-to-column connections through FE anal.Journal of Constructional Steel Research, ,107 ,37-49

Brunesi E.; Casagrande L.; Nascimbene R.; Rassati G. (01-01-2015. )Seismic performance of high-rise steel MRFs with outrigger and belt trusses through nonlinear dynami .COMPDYN 2015 - 5th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, ,721-735

Hantouche E.; Kukreti A.; Rassati G.; Swanson J. (01-01-2015. )Prying models for strength in thick-flange built-up T-stubs with complete joint penetration and fill.Journal of Structural Engineering (United States), ,141 (2 ),

Brunesi E.; Nascimbene R.; Rassati G. (06-01-2014. )Response of partially-restrained bolted beam-to-column connections under cyclic loads.Journal of Constructional Steel Research, ,97 ,24-38

Brunesi E.; Nascimbene R.; Rassati G. (01-01-2014. )Seismic performance of steel MRFs with partially-restrained, bolted, beam-to-column connections thro.Structures Congress 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 Structures Congress, ,2640-2651

Nascimbene R.; Rassati G.; Wijesundara K. (01-01-2014. )Modeling of different bracing configurations in multi-storey concentrically braced frames using a fi.Journal of Constructional Steel Research, ,101 ,426-436

Brunesi E.; Nascimbene R.; Rassati G. (10-17-2013. )Evaluation of the response of partially restrained bolted beam-to-column connection subjected to cyc .Structures Congress 2013: Bridging Your Passion with Your Profession - Proceedings of the 2013 Structures Congress, ,2310-2321

Mitchell S.; Rassati G.; Shahrooz B. (01-01-2013. )The Development of a Steel Fuse Coupling Beam for Coupled Core Wall Systems .Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete VII - Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete, ,494-507

Bill H.; Rassati G.; Shahrooz B.; Suleiman M. (01-01-2013. )An evaluation of expected mode of failure in extended single-plate connections .Proceedings, Annual Conference - Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, ,4 (January ),3143-3150

Hantouche E.; Kukreti A.; Rassati G.; Swanson J. (01-01-2013. )Modified stiffness model for thick flange in built-up T-stub connections.Journal of Constructional Steel Research, ,81 ,76-85

Fagá E.; Nascimbene R.; Rassati G. (10-01-2012. )Seismic design of elevated steel tanks with concentrically braced supporting frames.Structures Congress 2012 - Proceedings of the 2012 Structures Congress, ,1473-1484

Hantouche E.; Kukreti A.; Rassati G.; Swanson J. (10-01-2012. )Built-up T-stub connections for moment resisting frames: Experimental and finite element investigati.Engineering Structures, ,43 ,139-148

Nascimbene R.; Rassati G.; Wijesundara K. (03-01-2012. )Numerical simulation of gusset plate connections with rectangular hollow section shape brace under q.Journal of Constructional Steel Research, ,70 ,177-189

Hantouche E.; Kukreti A.; Rassati G. (03-01-2012. )Investigation of secondary prying in thick built-up T-stub connections using nonlinear finite elemen.Engineering Structures, ,36 ,113-122

Fortney P.; Johnson P.; Rassati G.; Shahrooz B. (05-02-2011. )Performance evaluation of innovative hybrid coupled core wall systems.Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete VI - Proceedings of the 2008 Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete Conference, ,479-492

Moore A.; Rassati G.; Swanson J. (09-01-2010. )An experimental analysis of strength and ductility of high-strength fasteners .Engineering Journal, ,47 (3 ),161-173

Baseheart T.; Rassati G.; Stedman B. (01-01-2010. )An interdisciplinary capstone experience using BIM.Structures Congress 2010, ,1689-1698

Bower O.; Rassati G. (12-01-2008. )Axial Restraint in Diagonally Reinforced Concrete Coupling Beams: An Analytical Investigation .Proceedings of the 2008 Structures Congress - Structures Congress 2008: Crossing the Borders, ,314 ,

Fortney P.; Rassati G.; Shahrooz B. (11-01-2008. )Investigation on effect of transverse reinforcement on performance of diagonally reinforced coupling .ACI Structural Journal, ,105 (6 ),781-788

Harries K.; Rassati G.; Shahrooz B.; Xuan G. (06-01-2008. )A performance-based design approach for coupled core wall systems with diagonally reinforced concret.Advances in Structural Engineering, ,11 (3 ),253-268

Fortney P.; Rassati G.; Shahrooz B.; Xuan G. (12-01-2007. )Performance-based design and innovative hybrid systems to overcome design and construction challenge.Structural Engineering Research Frontiers, ,

Fortney P.; Rassati G.; Shahrooz B. (11-23-2007. )Large-scale testing of a replaceable "fuse" steel coupling beam.Journal of Structural Engineering, ,133 (12 ),1801-1807

Fortney P.; Rassati G.; Shahrooz B. (01-01-2007. )Seismic performance evaluation of coupled core walls with concrete and steel coupling beams.Steel and Composite Structures, ,7 (4 ),279-301

Fortney P.; Rassati G.; Shahrooz B. (12-01-2006. )Hybrid coupled core wall systems: An innovative approach to post-event damage mitigation .8th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2006, ,1 ,132-141

Fortney P.; Noé S.; Rassati G.; Shahrooz B. (12-01-2006. )A steel-concrete composite solution for practical design of coupling beams .Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas - Stessa 2006, ,605-610

Fortney P.; Rassati G.; Shahrooz B. (05-01-2006. )Grace under pressure .Civil Engineering, ,76 (5 ),

Fortney P.; Rassati G.; Shahrooz B. (03-31-2006. )The next generation of coupling beams .Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete V, ,619-630

Clemente I.; Leon R.; Noé S.; Rassati G. (03-31-2006. )Interpretation of the experimental behavior of two semi-rigid composite frames by means of a by-comp .Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete V, ,674-685

Brienen P.; Fortney P.; Harries K.; Rassati G.; Shahrooz B. (03-31-2006. )Performance-based design of coupled wall systems .Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete V, ,686-697

Green T.; Leon R.; Rassati G. (02-01-2004. )Bidirectional tests on partially restrained, composite beam-to-column connections.Journal of Structural Engineering, ,130 (2 ),320-327

Leon R.; Noè S.; Rassati G. (02-01-2004. )Component modeling of partially restrained composite joints under cyclic and dynamic loading.Journal of Structural Engineering, ,130 (2 ),343-351