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Gianvittorio Rizzano, Ph.D.


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Professor  (July – August, 2018)

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Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno, Italy


Since 1991, Dr. Gianvittorio Rizzano teaches structural Engineering, Structural Rehabilitation and Design of Steel Structures at the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Salerno (Italy) where he is Full Professor and has the role of Deputy Director. From 2008 to 2011 he was part of the study group appointed by the Italian National Research Council for the drafting of the document CNR-DT 208/2011 "Instructions for the Design, Execution and Control of Aluminum Structures". Since 2015 he is a member of the working group of international experts ECCS TC10 examining the 1.8 part of the EC3 dedicated to connections in metal structures.

Dr. Rizzano has been constantly involved in Italian and international research projects publishing more than 250 scientific papers in international journals and in the proceedings of international and national conferences. He is principal investigator of the task 1 of the research project FREEDAM "Free from Damage Steel Connections", European Commission Grant Agreement RFSR-CT-2015-00022.

The main topics of Dr. Rizzano’s  research activity consist on: prediction of initial stiffness, flexural resistance, ductility, cyclic behavior of steel and composite beam-to-column joints; seismic reliability of Steel-Concrete Composite Frames and of existing r.c. frames; theoretical and experimental analysis on local buckling of aluminum members and Cross-Section classification; load carrying capacity of R/C columns strengthened with traditional and innovative systems; simplified and accurate models in evaluating the seismic performance of masonry walls. With reference to the research activity on the behavior of beam-to-column joints he published the book C. Faella, V. Piluso, G. Rizzano: “Structural Steel Semirigid Connections”, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Ann Arbor, London, Tokyo, 1999.






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