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Alessandro Fascetti

Assistant Professor
Fascetti's Lab Civil & Environmental Engr


Dr. Fascetti's research interests revolve around the physical processes that contribute to the degradation of civil infrastructure systems at different length and time scales. The broader question and societal impact of his research lie in the definition of science-based decision-making procedures for the formal evaluation of the state of infrastructure networks at the national scale, by defining solutions to guide the operation of the systems in ordinary and extraordinary conditions. The ultimate goal is to provide a comprehensive framework for the classification and evaluation of the resilience of vertical and horizontal civil infrastructure.


(2016) Ph.D. Student Award (Finalist), American Concrete Institute Italian Chapter.

(2012) Excellent Student Award, Sapienza University of Rome.

(2012 - 2016) National Doctoral Scholarship, Sapienza University of Rome.

Ph.D. in Structural Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, 2016

Master in Structural Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, 2012

Undergraduate in Civil Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, 2009

Fascetti, A. (2022). Data- and Physics-Based Modeling of Backward Erosion Piping. In Springer Tracts in Civil Engineering. (pp. 43-60).Springer Nature Singapore. doi: 10.1007/978-981-16-5312-4_4.

Fascetti, A., & Palladino, A. (2022). Experimental characterization of a novel ventilation system for multi-story buildings with continuous curtain walls. Journal of Structural Fire Engineering, 13(1), 49-66.Emerald. doi: 10.1108/jsfe-01-2021-0005.

Latteur, P., Fascetti, A., & Goessens, S. (2022). The droxel: A universal parametric construction component. ENGINEERING STRUCTURES, 250, 113363.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2021.113363.

Fascetti, A., Feo, L., & Abbaszadeh, H. (2021). A critical review of numerical methods for the simulation of pultruded fiber-reinforced structural elements. COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, 273, 114284.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2021.114284.

Fascetti, A., Latteur, P., & Lim, S.H. (2021). Ground-based automated construction of droxel structures: An experimental approach. AUTOMATION IN CONSTRUCTION, 131, 103899.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.autcon.2021.103899.

Fascetti, A., & Oskay, C. (2019). Multiscale modeling of backward erosion piping in flood protection system infrastructure. COMPUTER-AIDED CIVIL AND INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING, 34(12), 1071-1086.Wiley. doi: 10.1111/mice.12489.

Fascetti, A., & Oskay, C. (2019). Dual random lattice modeling of backward erosion piping. COMPUTERS AND GEOTECHNICS, 105, 265-276.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.compgeo.2018.08.018.

Gaetani, A., Fascetti, A., & Nistico, N. (2019). Parametric investigation on the tensile response of GFRP elements through a discrete lattice modeling approach. COMPOSITES PART B-ENGINEERING, 176, 107254.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2019.107254.

Fascetti, A., Bolander, J.E., & Nistico, N. (2018). Lattice Discrete Particle Modeling of Concrete under Compressive Loading: Multiscale Experimental Approach for Parameter Determination. JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING MECHANICS, 144(8).American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0001480.

Fascetti, A., Feo, L., Nistico, N., & Penna, R. (2016). Web-flange behavior of pultruded GFRP I-beams: A lattice model for the interpretation of experimental results. COMPOSITES PART B-ENGINEERING, 100, 257-269.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2016.06.058.

Nistico, N., Gambarelli, S., Fascetti, A., & Quaranta, G. (2016). Experimental Dynamic Testing and Numerical Modeling of Historical Belfry. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE, 10(4), 476-485.Informa UK Limited. doi: 10.1080/15583058.2014.1003622.

Fascetti, A., Kunnath, S.K., & Nistico, N. (2015). Robustness evaluation of RC frame buildings to progressive collapse. ENGINEERING STRUCTURES, 86, 242-249.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2015.01.008.

Fascetti, A., & Oskay, C. (2021). Multiscale Modeling of Backward Erosion Piping. In 14th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM) and ECCOMAS Congress 2020.Online Conference.

Fascetti, A., & Oskay, C. (2019). Performance-Based Design of Flood Protection Infrastructure. In International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 2019, (pp. 237-243).American Society of Civil Engineers. doi: 10.1061/9780784482650.024.

Fascetti, A., Nicola, N., & John E., B. (2016). Random lattice particle modeling of the localization of damage in compression in concrete members. In 9th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures (FraMCoS).University of California, Berkeley.

Ichimaru, S., Fascetti, A., & Bolander, J.E. (2016). Fatigue-induced Fracture of Pervious Concrete: Physical and Numerical Experimentation. In 9th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures (FraMCoS-9).University of California, Berkeley Clark Kerr Campus Berkeley, California USA.

Fascetti, A., Napoli, A., Nisticò, N., & Realfonzo, R. (2015). Delamination processes in RC beams strengthened with SRG/SRP. In OpenSees Days Italy 2015 Conference.University of Salerno, Italy.