Alessandro Palermo

ProfessorAlessandro Palermo

Postgraduate Research Director
Civil & Natural Resources Engineering E410
Internal Phone: 92044
a) Teaching and Research is one seamless entity that feeds our society. b) Curiosity and passion make your working day an holiday!

Qualifications

Research Interests

• Seismic design of bridges
• Seismic design of jointed ductile self-centering systems
• Dynamic behaviour of rigid bodies with particular emphasis to historical buildings
• Modelling of the seismic behaviour of precast/prestressed and reinforced concrete connections and systems
• Long term effects of composite steel-concrete, reinforced and/or prestressed concrete structures
• Interaction of creep, shrinkage and temperature in concrete elements (seasonal thermal variations in prestressed bridges and external panels)
• Flexural and shear behaviour of fibre reinforced and high performance concrete structures
• Timber buildings and bridges
• Serviceability, durability and maintenance of concrete bridges

Recent Publications

  • Pampanin S., Palermo AG. and Buchanan A. (2013) Structural Timber Innovation Company Inc. (2013). "Post-Tensioned Timber Buildings - Design Guide. Christchurch: Structural Timber Innovation Company. 278.
  • Andisheh K. and Palermo AG. (2019) The Effects of Corrosion on the Stress-strain Behavior of Confined Concrete. ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering.
  • Andisheh K., Palermo AG., Scott A. and Clucas D. (2019) Influence of chloride corrosion on the effective mechanical properties of steel reinforcement. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering : 1036-1048. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15732479.2019.1594313.
  • Auman H. and Palermo AG. (2019) Experimental Performance of GFRP Reinforced Bridge Deck under Flexural Loading. IABSE SEI Journal.
  • Bocchini GM., Rais A., Brando M., Giovinazzi S., Palermo AG. and Crowley H. (2019) Earthquake-Induced Physical Damage and Functional Impact on Bridges: Learning from the Mw 6.2 Christchurch Earthquake (New Zealand). ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities.