Research Group of Structural Engineering 
(Tecnica delle Costruzioni/ICAR09)

Selected Publications

Metelli G., Preti M., Giuriani E. (2016). On the delamination phenomenon in the repair of timber beams with steel plates. Construction and Building Materials. vol. 102, pp.1018–1028. DOI:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.09.038

Metelli G., F. Messali, Beschi C., Riva P. (2015). A model for beam-column corner joints of existing r.c. frame subjected to cyclic loading. Engineering Structures, Vol. 89C, pp. 79-92, DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2015.01.038

Germano F., Metelli G., Giuriani E. (2015). Experimental results on the role of sheathing-to-frame and base connections of a European timber framed shear wall. Construction and Building Materials. Vol. 80C, pp. 315-328, DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.01.076

Beschi C., Riva P., Metelli G., Meda A. (2015). HPFRC Jacketing of Non Seismically Detailed RC Corner Joints. Journal of Earthquake Engineering. Vol.19:1, pp. 25-47, DOI: 10.1080/13632469.2014.948646.

Tiberti, G., Minelli, F., Plizzari, G. (2015), Cracking behavior in reinforced concrete members with steel fibers: A comprehensive experimental study, Cement and Concrete Research, Vol. 68, February 2015, ISSN: 0008-8846, pp. 24-34,

Preti M, Migliorati L, Giuriani E (in press). Experimental testing of engineered masonry infill walls for post-earthquake structural damage control, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, DOI:10.1007/s10518-014-9701-2.

Metelli, G., Cairns, J., Plizzari, G. (2014). Influence of the relative rib area on bond behaviour. Magazine of Concrete Research; 66(6):277. DOI: 10.1680/macr.13.00198

Metelli, G., Cairns, J., Plizzari, G. (in press). The influence of percentage of bars lapped on performance of splices, Materials and Structures, ISSN: 13595997, DOI:10.1617/s11527-014-0371-y

Preti M, Meda A (in press). Repair of rocking wall with high performance fiber reinforced concreteMaterials and Structures, DOI:10.1617/s11527-013-0180-8.

Beschi, C., Riva, P., Metelli, G., Meda, A., (2015). HPFRC Jacketing of Non Seismically Detailed RC Corner Joints, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 19, issue 1, pp. 25-4, ISSN: 1363-2469,

Tiberti, G., Minelli, F., Plizzari, G.A., Vecchio, F.J. (2014), Influence of concrete strength on crack development in SFRC members, Cement and Concrete Composites, Vol. 45, January 2014, ISSN: 0958-9465, pp. 176-185,

Tiberti, G., Minelli, F., Plizzari, G. (2014), Reinforcement optimization of fiber reinforced concrete linings for conventional tunnels, Composites Part B: Engineering, Vol. 58, March 2014, ISSN: 1359-8368, pp. 199-207,

Minelli, F., Conforti, A., Cuenca, E., Plizzari, G. (2014), Are steel fibres able to mitigate or eliminate size effect in shear?, Materials and Structures, Vol. 47, Issue 3 pp 459-473,

Metelli, G. (2013). Theoretical and experimental study on the cyclic behaviour of X braced steel frames, Engineering Structures; 46:763–773. DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2012.08.021

Conforti, A., Minelli, F., Plizzari, G. (2013), Wide-shallow beams with and without steel fibres: A peculiar behaviour in shear and flexure, Composites Part B: Engineering, Vol. 51, August 2013, ISSN 1359-8368, pp. 282-290,

Minelli, F., Plizzari, G.A. (2013), On the effectiveness of steel fibers as shear reinforcement , ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 110, No 3, May-June 2013, ISSN 0889-3241, pp. 379-390,

Metelli, G., Giuriani, E., Marchina, E. (2013). The repair of timber beams with controlled-debonding steel plates, Advanced Materials Research, 778, pp. 588-595. DOI:10.4028/

Meda, A., Minelli, F., Plizzari, G.A. (2012), Flexural behaviour of RC beams in fibre reinforced concrete, Composites Part B: Engineering, Vol. 43, No 8, December 2012, ISSN 1359-8368, pp. 2930-2937, 

M. Preti, N. Bettini, and G. Plizzari (2012) Infill Walls with Sliding Joints to Limit Infill-Frame Seismic Interaction: Large-Scale Experimental Test, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 16:1, 125-141.

Giardina, G., Marini, A., Hendriks, M.A.N., Rots, J.G., Rizzardini, F., Giuriani, E. (2012), Experimental analysis of a masonry façade subject to tunnelling-induced settlement, Engineering Structures, 45, pp. 421-434.

Metelli, G., Bettini, N., Plizzari, G. (2011). Experimental and numerical studies on the behaviour of concrete sandwich panels. European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering. December 2011, Vol. 15, no 10, pp. 1465-1481. DOI: 10.1080/19648189.2011.9723354.

Metelli, G., Beschi, C., Riva, P. (2011). Cyclic behaviour of a column to foundation joint for concrete precast structures. European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering. Vol.15, No 9, November 2011, pp. 1297-1318. DOI: 10.1080/19648189.2011.9714856.

Preti, M., Giuriani, E.(2011) Ductility of a Structural Wall with Spread Rebars Tested in Full Scale, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 15:8, 1238-1259.

Minelli, F., Plizzari, G.A. (2011), A new round panel test for the characterization of fiber reinforced concrete: a broad experimental study, ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 39, No 5, September 2011, ISSN: 1945-7553, pp. 889-897,

Giuriani, E., Marini, A., Porteri, C., Preti, M. (2009). Seismic vulnerability for churches in association with transverse arch rocking. International Journal of Architectural Heritage, 3 (3), pp. 212-234.

Martinola, G., Meda, A., Plizzari, G.A., Rinaldi, Z. (2010), Strengthening and repair of RC beams with fiber reinforced concrete, Cement and Concrete Composites, Vol. 32, No 9, October 2010, ISSN: 09589465, pp. 731-739,

Di Prisco, M., Plizzari, G., Vandewalle, L. (2009), Fibre reinforced concrete: New design perspectives, Materials and Structures/Materiaux et Constructions, Vol. 42, No 9, November 2009, ISSN: 13595997, pp. 1261-1281,

Cadoni, E., Meda, A., Plizzari, G.A (2009), Tensile behaviour of FRC under high strain-rate, Materials and Structures/Materiaux et Constructions, Vol. 42, No 9, November 2009, ISSN: 13595997, pp. 1283-1294,

Minelli, F.,  Vecchio, F.J. (2006), Compression Field Modeling of Fiber Reinforced Concrete Members under Shear Loading, ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 103, No 2, March 2006, ISSN 0889-3241, pp. 244-252,

Plizzari, G.A., Tiberti, G. (2006), Steel fibers as reinforcement for precast tunnel segments, Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Vol. 21 (3-4), 6 p., May-July 2006, ISSN: 0886-7798,

Meda, A., Minelli, F., Plizzari, G.A., Riva, P. (2005), Shear Behavior of Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete Beams, Materials and Structures, Vol. 38, April 2005, ISSN 1359-5997, pp. 343-351,

Sorelli, L.G., Meda, A., Plizzari, G.A. (2006), Steel fiber concrete slabs on ground: A structural matter, ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 103, No 4, January 2006, ISSN: 08893241, pp. 551-558,

Cairns, J., Plizzari, G.A., Du, Y., Law, D.W., Franzoni, C. (2005), Mechanical properties of corrosion-damaged reinforcement, ACI Materials Journal, Vol. 102, No 4, art. no. 102-M29, July 2005, ISSN: 0889325X, pp. 256-264,

Meda, A., Plizzari, G.A. (2004), New design approach for steel fiber-reinforced concrete slabs-on-ground based on fracture mechanics, ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 101, No 3, May 2004, ISSN: 08893241, pp. 298-303

Cairns, J., Plizzari, G.A. (2003), Towards a harmonised European bond test, Materials and Structures, 36 (262), ISSN: 13595997, pp. 498-506,

Lura, P., Plizzari, G.A., Riva, P. (2002), 3D finite-element modelling of splitting crack propagation, Magazine of Concrete Research, Vol. 54, No 6, December 2002, ISSN: 00249831, pp. 481-493,

Plizzari, G.A., Cangiano, S., Cere N. (2000), Postpeak behavior of fiber-reinforced concrete under cyclic tensile loads, ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 97, No 2, March 2000, ISSN: 08893241, pp. 182-192,

Plizzari, G.A. (1998), On the influence of uplift pressure in concrete gravity dams, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 59, No 3, February 1998, ISSN: 00137944, pp. 253-267,

Plizzari, G.A. (1997), LEFM applications to concrete gravity dams, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 123, No 8, August 1997, ISSN: 07339399, pp. 808-815,

Giuriani, E., Gubana, A. (2007). Underground box structure as a foundation for shear walls in seismic resistant buildings. Journal of Structural Engineering, 133 (4), pp. 559-566.

Riva, P., Meda, A., Giuriani, E. (2003). Cyclic behaviour of a full scale RC structural wall, Engineering Structures, 25 (6), pp. 835-845.

Gelfi, P., Giuriani, E., Marini, A. (2002). Stud shear connection design for composite concrete slab and wood beams, Journal of Structural Engineering, 128 (12), pp. 1544-1550.

Giuriani, E., Plizzari, G.A., Member, A. (1998). Interrelation of splitting and flexural cracks in RC beams, Journal of Structural Engineering, 124 (9), pp. 1032-1040.

Felicetti, R., Gattesco, N., Giuriani, E.(1997). Local phenomena around a steel dowel embedded in a stone masonry wall, Materials and Structures/Materiaux et Constructions, 30 (198), pp. 238-246.

Gattesco, N., Giuriani, E., Gubana, A. (1997). Low-cycle fatigue test on stud shear connectors, Journal of Structural Engineering, 123 (2), pp. 145-150.

Gattesco, N., Giuriani, E. (1996) Experimental Study on Stud Shear Connectors Subjected to Cyclic Loading, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 38 (1), pp. 1-21.

Plizzari, G.A., Marchina, E., Giuriani, E. (1996). Experimental study of splitting and flexural cracks in a RC beam with overlapped splices, Materials and Structures/Materiaux et Constructions, 29 (185), pp. 19-27.

Giuriani, Ezio, Plizzari, Giovanni, Schumm, Cristiano (1991). Role of stirrups and residual tensile strength of cracked concrete on bond, Journal of structural engineering, 117 (1), pp. 1-18.