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Claudio Mazzotti

Full Professor

Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering

Academic discipline: ICAR/09 Structural Engineering

Curriculum vitae

Claudio Mazzotti is full professor of Structural Engineering from 2018

1. Scientific and research activity

1.1                  Membership in international and national scientific Associations

From september 2016 he is Head of Interdepartmental Center of applied Research Building and Construction.

From 2008 he is member of RILEM International Union of Laboratories and experts in construction materials, systems and structures.

From 2002 he is member of CTE – Italian Association of Building Industrialization

1.2                  Membership in national and international scientific Committees

From 2012 he is member of fib Task Group TG 9.3 “FRP Reinforcement for concrete structures”.

From 2012 he is member of RILEM Committee TC-CSM "Composites for sustainable Strengthening of Masonry".

From 2012 he is member of Research Center “Osservatorio Claudio Ceccoli” on faults and defects of constructions, hosted by DICAM of University of Bologna.

From 2011 he is member of CNR working group for the extension of Technical Document “instruction for the designing, execution and control of concrete industrial floors”.

From 2010 he is member of Research Center for Industrial Research (CIRI-EC) Edilizia e Costruzioni of the University of Bologna (http://www.edilizia-costruzioni.unibo.it/), funded by POR_FESR 2007-13 European grant. Within the Center he organizes the experimental activities and the technological innovation actions in the framework of structural engineering (budget for that area is € 4.800.000).

From 2010 he is member of RILEM Committee TC 223 MSC "Masonry Strengthening with Composite materials".

From 2010 he is member of the Center for International Development Cooperation concerning Engineering, Environmental and Natural resources issues, CUBE3, hosted by DICAM of University of Bologna.

From 2009 he is member of RILEM Committee TC 234 DUC “Design Procedures for the Use of Composites in Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Structures".

From 2009 he is member of Scientific Committee of Forum della Tecnica within MADEexpo.

From 2008 he is member of RILEM Committee TC 228 MPS “Mechanical properties of Self Compacting Concrete”.

From 2007 he is member of Task Group on Heritage Structures dell'IIFC (International Institute of FRP in Construction).

From 2007 he is member of the Research Committee on precast composite lattice beams hosted by ASSOPREM Association.

From 2006 he is member of the Research Center on the Identification of Materials and Structures (CIMEST) “Michele Capurso”, hosted by DICAM University of Bologna.

1.3                  Membership in Conference's Scientific and Organizing Committees

In 2012 he is member of the National Organizing Committee of the 6th IABMAS – International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, Stresa, July 8-12, 2012

In 2011 he is member of the Technical Scientific Committee of the International Conference 9th Symposium on High Performance Concrete – Design, Verification & Utilization, Rotorua, New Zeland, August 9-11, 2011.

In 2009 he is member of the Organizing Committee of XIII National Conference ANIDIS – Seismic Engineering in Italy, Bologna, June 28 – July 2nd, 2009.

1.4                  Reviewer of Research Projects and Journal papers

From 2012 he is Associate Editor of the Journal ISRN Civil Engineering, published by Hindawi.

From 2012 he is Associate Editor of the Journal Journal of Engineering published by Hindawi.

In 2012 he is scientific reviewer for the evaluation of industrial research projects submitted to the Committee for incentives to businesses of the Autonomous Province of Trento, following law December 13 1999, n. 6.

In 2010 he is an external reviewer for a research project submitted to the City University of Hong Kong, in preparation of submission to the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong.

From 2006 he makes regular reviews for a number of international journals, among which the following are mentioned (in alphabetical order): ACI Materials Journal, Advances in Structural Engineering, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Construction and Building Materials, Engineering Structures, International Polymer Processing, ISRN Civil Engineering, Journal of Bridge Engineering, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Journal of Composites for Constructions, Journal of Composites Materials, Journal of Engineering, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Materials and Structures, Optics and Lasers in Engineering, Steel and Composites Structures – an International Journal.

1.5                  Bibliometric parameters

Number of products: 200………Number of citations: 2142

H index = 23.

Total number of journal papers: 39

 

 

1.1                  Further research activities and awards

In 2012 he takes out a patent, as co-author, number BO2012C001043 named “RESISTO: a method for the evaluation of seismic vulnerability of a building”; authors: Perri Gianluca e Mazzotti Claudio.

In 2012 papers submitted to ANVUR for the 5-years Research Evaluation (VQR) are all classified as A level.

In 2011 the paper "An experimental study on delamination of FRP plates bonded to concrete", Construction and Building Materials, V. 22(7), July 2008, pp. 1409-1421 by Mazzotti, C.; Savoia, M.; Ferracuti, B. is classified in the fifth position of the "Top 25 hottest articles" ranking, the 25 most downloaded paper of the year for that journal. In the period July-September 2011 it is the most downloaded (# 1).

From 2010 he is member of the Board of the PhD Program of Civil, Environmental and Materials Engineering of the University of Bologna.

From 2009 to 2011 he is secretary of the Board of DICAM' Labs, University of Bologna.

In 2009 he is member of the examination board for the final defense of XXII series of PhD Program of Structural and Material Engineering – Structures section, University of Naples Federico II.

In 2009 he is member of the board of the entrance exam to the XXV series of PhD Program of Structural and Water Engineering of the PhD School of Engineering and Architecture, University of Bologna.

From 2006 to 2011 he organizes the experimental activities developed at the Structural and Geotechnical Engineering Lab (LISG), University of Bologna.

From 2007 he is member of Research Committee of DISTART and DICAM Departments, University of Bologna.

 

1.2                  Tutoring of PhD students and research assistants

From 2012 he is advisor of a PhD student belonging to the PhD program of Civil, Environmental and Materials Engineering and working on the development of innovative systems by using composite materials (FRP).

From 2004 he addressed the research activity of 5 PhD students from the PhD School of Engineering and Architecture; their final thesis were titled:

·         Strengthening of RC structures by FRP: Experimental analyses and Numerical modeling (Dr. Barbara Ferracuti).

·         Dynamic identification of modal parameters and mechanical properties of structures by using optimization algorithms (Dr. Loris Vincenzi).

·         Creep and damage models for the service behavior of structural members (Dr. Marina Bottoni).

·         Assessment of Seismic Safety: Response Surface Approach and Accelerogram Selection Issues (Dr. Nicola Buratti).

·         Non-linear analysis methodologies for the structural behavior of constructions (in progress –

Ing. Marco Bovo).

From 2011 he is advisor of 9 research fellows working inside the Research Center for Industrial Research (CIRI-EC) Edilizia e Costruzioni of the University of Bologna on the following topics:

·         Safety and sustainability of existing structural systems

·         Methodologies for the evaluation of safety of structural systems

·         Safety and sustainability of innovative structural systems

·         Definition of criteria for seismic vulnerability assessment of strategic buildings and infrastructures of Emilia Romagna region.

From 2008 he addressed the research activity of three further research fellows working inside DICAM Department on topic concerning Structural identification, Composite materials and Structural reliability.

1.      RESEARCH PROJECTS

1.1                  Institutional Research Projects

The research activity has been carried throughthe financial supportof a number of research funds granted by University of Bologna, Ministry of University and Research (MIUR), National Council of Research (CNR), European Union and Italian Department of Civil Protection. Claudio Mazzotti is the Principal Investigator (Responsible) of the following research projects:

2012-2014: Principal Investigator (Responsible) of the Research Unit of Bologna within a POR FESR Abruzzo 2007-13 Project (Activity I.1.1 line B, Center of Sustainable Building Innovation); title of the project is: Improvement of building materials and systems performances, for a sustainable construction (overall funding is € 850000, UNIBO funding is € 200000).

2010-2013: Principal Investigator (Responsible) of the Research Unit of Bologna on the topics: “Development and analysis of new materials for the seismic retrofit” A.T. 2 task. 3.1 and “RC Structure” A.T. 2 task. 1.1, within the RELUIS II research project granted by Italian Department of Civil Protection (UNIBO funding is € 55000).

 

Furthermore, from 1997 till present Claudio Mazzotti participated in the draftingand development of 12 research projects of which: 5 PRIN projects and 1 FIRB project granted by MIUR, 2 projects granted by the CNR, 3 projects granted by the Italian Department of Civil Protection and 1 projects granted by the European Union for a total gross amount of € 600000 granted.

1.2                  Research projects obtained from private Companies and Public Bodies

Claudio Mazzotti proposed, developed and was the Principal Investigator (Responsible) of a number of Research Projects funded by private Companies and Public Bodies concerning experimental activity, numerical simulations and systems development. In the following, the most recent projects of which Claudio Mazzotti has been Principal Investigator (Responsible) are reported:

2012 – Research project funded by Reglass company titled: “Development of innovative systems for structural engineering by using composite materials”; grant amount € 15000 + VAT.

2012 – Research project (multidisciplinary coordination) funded by Terzer company titled: “Evaluation of static and thermal behavior of slab connector T-therm”; grant amount € 19500 + VAT.

2012 - Research project funded by Provincia di Bologna titled: “Definition of Guide Lines for the local strengthening of 8 school buildings made of precast structures”; grant amount € 33057 + VAT.

2012 – Research project funded by Terzer company titled: “Preliminary study on the mechanical behavior of walls composed of wooden block dry mounted”; grant amount € 13200 + VAT.

2011 – Research project funded by Provincia di Bologna titled: “Seismic vulnerability assessment of # 4 school buildings by applying a simplified technique”; grant amount € 10000 + VAT.

2011 – Research project funded by Baraldini company titled: “Evaluation of the structural behavior of the multi-span masonry arch bridge crossing the Reno river in Bologna and of its seismic vulnerability”; grant amount € 47950 + VAT.

2010 – Research project funded by Provincia di Bologna titled: “Development of a new simplified method for the seismic vulnerability assessment of the strategic buildings managed by Provincia di Bologna”; grant amount € 9800 + VAT.

 

Moreover, Claudio Mazzotti joined the workgroup of a number of others research projects funded by Private Companies and Public Bodies in which he organized, developed and carried out the activity. In the last six years he was involved in projects accounting for a total grant amount of € 831000 + VAT (more details can be found in the CV in Italian attached).

2.      EXPERIMENTAL ACTIVITY

Claudio Mazzotti carried out a large amount of experimental activity at the Lab of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering (LISG) and together with CIRI Edilizia e Costruzioni, both concerning research topics and commercial activity. In the latter case, he was very often coordinator and responsible of the test. Part of this activity is described in a number of publications.

In the context of commercial activity, Claudio Mazzotti carried out static tests (service and failure loads) on a number of RC, precast RC, masonry, wooden, steel structures both in the lab and on-site (more details can be found in the CV in Italian attached).

He also designed and carried out several dynamic tests on important structures belonging to many different categories: conventional buildings, industrial buildings, ancient buildings, hospitals, bridges, foot-bridges, towers, etc…; many excitations techniques and identification methodologies were used (more details can be found in the CV in Italian attached).

A short list of experimental activities is reported below, selected among those carried out in the context of research projects (more details can be found in the CV in Italian attached):

1.      On-site experimental campaign on some 300 RC box culverts in order to define correlation criteria between system dynamic parameters and static deformability un service loading.

2.      Bond tests on FRP strengthened masonry panels; tests were carried out both on single bricks and masonry units investigating a number of different parameters. Part of the activity belonged to an international RILEM Round Robin Action.

3.      Experimental campaign to define a correlation between compression strength of masonry cores and mechanical properties of the corresponding wall.

4.      Experimental campaign devoted to the investigation of the structural behavior of RC walls cast inside wooden block; many tests types were carried out: compression and shear tests on small specimens, cyclic shear and compression tests on full-scale walls, even with openings, cyclic tests on slab-wall and wall-wall joints.

5.      Tests on full-scale beams (10 m) made in different phases (precast and cast-in-situ parts): ultimate strength and long-term behavior were investigated.

6.      Cyclic tests on full-scale RC beam-column 3- and 4-ways joints belonging to a structural system made in different phases.

7.      Cyclic tests on full-scale precast columns clamped to the foundation by applying bending moment and axial force.

8.      Structural behavior of elements made of FRC: tests on prisms and beams considering the effect of type of fibers, temperature, aggressive environment.

9.      Bond tests on concrete specimens strengthened with EBR technique; different set-ups were considered and a new one was proposed. Part of the activity belonged to some national and international fib Round Robin Tests.

10.  Long-term tests on FRP strengthened RC structural elements by using an original set-up investigating a number of parameters.

11.  Analysis of long-term behaviour of FRP pultruded elements, considering both simple specimens and structural elements under shear and flexure.

12.  Analysis of crack pattern development during short and long-term compression tests on concrete by using Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometry (ESPI).

13.  Long-term tests (creep, shrinkage) on self-compacting concrete specimens and structural elements like beams.

3.      ACTIVITY AS A CONSULTANT

From 2009 he is chair of Structural Committee of Engineers Association of Bologna.

In 2010 and 2011 he was a member of the panel for the attribution of the legal title to Engineers of Bologna.

From 2000 to date he has worked as a consultant for many professional firms concerning structural issues. A short list of the most recent activities is reported below (more details can be found in the CV in Italian attached):

2012 – Definition of the structural reasons producing strong damages to the foundation of high rise wind turbines (70 m high) belonging to several winds farms in Calabria.

2012 – Analysis of seismic vulnerability of several ancient buildings belonging to University of Bologna (gross surface 300000 m2), together with others colleagues

2011 – Analysis of structural behavior and seismic vulnerability of railway multispan masonry arch bridge crossing the Reno river in Bologna.

2011 – Consultant for the public prosecutor of the Court of Rimini (criminal case) concerning an anomalous strengthening intervention on a building.

2010 – Consultant for the Italian Department of Civil Protection concerning definition of seismic vulnerability of primary school in Sulmona, Italy.

2009 – Consultant for the public prosecutor of the Court of Rimini (criminal case) concerning activity of designers and officials related to strong damages occurred in some RC buildings.

2007 – Design of RC framed structure built in Pianoro (BO); building cost € 2.000.000.