Floriana Petrone

Floriana Petrone

Assistant Professor
Floriana Petrone
Biography

Floriana Petrone joined the University of Nevada, Reno as an assistant professor in 2019. Prior to that, she was research scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, CA). Her work focused on the development of advanced numerical tools for the seismic nonlinear analysis of the U.S. Department of Energy nuclear facilities and systems. Current research activities include the study of site-specific variation of earthquake structural risk at the regional scale and the investigation of new techniques for structural damage detection through experimental work and advanced numerical analyses.

Education
  • Ph.D., Structural Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, 2013
  • M.S., Construction Engineering (with honors) – Structural Design, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy, 2008
  • B.S., Construction Engineering (with honors), Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy, 2006

Prospective graduate students

Prof. Petrone is currently looking for highly motivated graduate students to join her research group. Areas of research would include advanced numerical modeling of structural systems to couple with synthetic ground motions and uncertainty quantification in numerical modeling to gain knowledge on implications for optimal and risk-informed performance-based seismic design; experimental testing of innovative structural damage assessment techniques and development of system optimization methods. 

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Research interests

  • Analysis and advanced numerical modeling of reinforced concrete and composite structures
  • High-performance computing applied to civil engineering problems
  • Calibration methods and stochastic analysis for structural safety assessment
  • Structural damage assessment methods

Selected publications

Journal Papers

  1. Shan, L., Petrone, F., Kunnath, S.K., (2019) "Robustness of RC Buildings to Progressive Collapse: Influence of Building Height ", Engineering Structures, Vol. 183, pp. 690-701.
  2. Petrone, F., Monti, G., (2019), "Unified Code-Compliant Equations for Bending Capacity and Ductility Capacity of Full and Hollow Rectangular RC Sections", Engineering Structures, Vol. 181, pp. 805-815.
  3. Petrone, F., McCallen, D., Buckle, I., Wu, S., (2018), "Direct Measurement of Building Transient and Residual Drift Using an Optical Sensor System", Engineering Structures, Vol. 176, pp. 115-126. 
  4. McCallen, D., Petrone F., Coates, J., Repanich, N., (2017), "A Laser-Based Optical Sensor for Broad-Band Measurements of Building Earthquake Drift", Earthquake Spectra, 33(4), pp. 1573-1598.
  5. Monti, G. and Petrone, F. (2016). "Test-Based Calibration of Safety Factors for Capacity Models", J. Struct. Eng., 142(11).
  6. Petrone, F., Bissonnette, N., Higgins, P., Kanvinde, A., (2016), "The Cross-aisle Seismic Performance of Storage Rack Base Connections", Journal of Constructional Steel Research, V. 122, pp. 520-531. 
  7. Petrone, F., Li, S., Kunnath, S., (2016) "Modeling of RC Frame Buildings for Progressive Collapse Analysis", International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials, 10(1), pp. 1-13, DOI: 10.1007/s40069-016-0126-y
  8. Monti, G., Petrone F., (2016). "Analytical Thermo-mechanics 3D Model of Friction Pendulum Bearings", Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, 45(6), pp. 957-977. DOI: 10.1002/eqe.2693
  9. Monti, G. and Petrone, F. (2015). "Yield and Ultimate Moment and Curvature Closed-Form Equations for Reinforced Concrete Sections." ACI Structural Journal, V. 112, No. 4, pp. 463-474.
  10. Monti, G. and Petrone, F. (2015). "Shear Resisting Mechanisms and Capacity Equations for Composite Truss Beams", J. Struct. Eng., V. 141, No. 12.
  11. Petrone, F., Monti G., (2014). “FRP-RC beam in shear: mechanical model and assessment procedure for pseudo-ductile behavior”. Polymers, V. 6, No.7, 2051-2064. DOI:10.3390/polym6072051
  12. Trentadue, F., Mastromarino, E., Quaranta, G., Petrone F., Monti, G., Marano G.C., (2014) “Bending Stiffness of Truss-Reinforced Steel-Concrete Composite Beams”, Open Journal of Civil Engineering, V. 4, No. 3, 285-300.  
  13. Marano G.C., Trentadue F., Petrone F., (2014) "Optimal arch shape solution under static vertical loads", Acta Mech 225(3), 679–686. DOI:10.1007/s00707-013-0985-0
  14. Quaranta G., Petrone F., Marano G.C., Trentadue, F., and Monti G., (2011). "Structural design of composite concrete-steel beams with spatial truss reinforcement elements", Asian journal of civil and engineering (building and housing) V. 12, No. 2, 155-178.

Book chapters

  1. McCallen, D., Petrone, F., (2019) "An Optical Technique for Measuring Transient and Residual Interstory Drift as Seismic Structural Health Monitoring (S2HM) Observables", Seismic Structural Health Monitoring (S2HM). Springer, Netherlands.
  2. Monti G., Petrone F. (2018) "Strengthening of RC Buildings with Composites" In: Costa A., Arêde A., Varum H. (eds) Strengthening and Retrofitting of Existing Structures. Building Pathology and Rehabilitation, vol 9. Springer, Singapore.
  3. Monti, G., Bilotta, A., Napoli, A., Nigro, E., Petrone, F., Realfonzo, R., (2016), "Design by Testing and Statistical Determination of Capacity Models" (Chapter 2) in C. Pellegrino and J. Sena-Cruz (eds.) Design Procedures for the Use of Composites in Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Structures, RILEM State-of-the-Art Reports 19, pp. 5-38, Springer, Netherlands.
  4. Monti, G.,D’Antino, T., Lignola, G., Pellegrino, C., Petrone, F., (2016), "Shear Strengthening of RC Elements by Means of EBR FRP Systems" (Chapter 4) in C. Pellegrino and J. Sena-Cruz (eds.) Design Procedures for the Use of Composites in Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Structures, RILEM State-of-the-Art Reports 19, pp.97-130, Springer, Netherlands.

Patents

  1. EU Patent No.1255, May 2013, entitled "Self-supporting steel truss for mixed steel-concrete truss systems", Inventors: Marano G.C, Liotta, M., Petrone, F., Trentadue, F., Bufi, G., Ruggiero, N.,