Rudolf (Rudi) Seracino

Professor and Associate Head for Undergraduate Programs

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  • Mann Hall 203A

Dr. Rudi Seracino is a Professor of Structural Engineering and the Associate Head for undergraduate programs in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University, USA. He also serves as the Associate Director of the Constructed Facilities Laboratory. He currently holds an adjunct faculty position in the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering at the University of Adelaide, Australia.

Dr. Seracino is interested in the application of advanced fiber reinforced polymers (FRP) in civil engineering, particularly in the development of FRP systems for the repair or strengthening of existing infrastructure. He is an elected Fellow and Vice-President of the International Institute for FRP in Construction, co-chair of the American Concrete Institute subcommittee ACI440M on FRP Strengthening and Repair of Unreinforced Masonry Structures, and an editorial board member of the ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction.

Education

Ph.D. 2000

Civil Engineering

University of Adelaide

M.A.Sc. 1995

Civil Engineering

University of Toronto

B.A.Sc. 1993

Civil Engineering

University of Toronto

Research Description

Dr. Seracino's research interests are broadly categorized as the application of advanced materials and systems to enhance the resilience of critical civil infrastructure. His research includes large-scale laboratory testing and analytical modeling.

Publications

CFRP shear strengthening system for steel bridge girders
Kazem, H., Zhang, Y., Rizkalla, S., Seracino, R., & Kobayashi, A. (2018), ENGINEERING STRUCTURES, 175, 415–424. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2018.08.038
Influence of geometry and fiber properties on rupture strain of cylindrical FRP jackets under internal ICE pressure
Sadeghian, P., Seracino, R., Das, B., & Lucier, G. (2018), Composite Structures, 192, 173–183.
State-of-the-art review and future research directions for FRP-to-masonry bond research: Test methods and techniques for extraction of bond-slip behaviour
Vaculik, J., Visintin, P., Burton, N. G., Griffith, M. C., & Seracino, R. (2018), CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS, 183, 325–345. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.06.103
Time-dependent tension-stiffening mechanics of fiber-reinforced and ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete
Sturm, A. B., Visintin, P., Oehlers, D. J., & Seracino, R. (2018), Journal of Structural Engineering (New York, N.Y.), 144(8).
The effects of accelerated Freeze-Thaw conditioning on CFRP strengthened concrete with pre-existing bond defects
Mabry, N. J., Seracino, R., & Peters, K. J. (2018), Construction and Building Materials, 163, 286–295.
Reinforced concrete behavior, research, development, and design through partial-interaction mechanics
Oehlers, D. J., Visintin, P., Chen, J. F., Seracino, R., Wu, Y. F., & Lucas, W. (2017), Journal of Structural Engineering (New York, N.Y.), 143(7).
Stress-strain response of A706 grade 80 reinforcing steel
Overby, D., Kowalsky, M., & Seracino, R. (2017), Construction & Building Materials, 145, 292–302.
An experimental study on bond-type anchorages for carbon fiber-reinforced polymer cables
Mei, K. H., Seracino, R., & Lv, Z. T. (2016), Construction & Building Materials, 106, 584–591.
Depth detection of bond defects in multilayered externally bonded CFRP-to-concrete using pulse phase thermography
Mabry, N. J., Peters, K. J., & Seracino, R. (2015), Journal of Composites for Construction, 19(6).
Improved schmidt method for predicting temperature development in mass concrete
Bobko, C. R., Zadeh, V. Z., & Seracino, R. (2015), ACI Materials Journal, 112(4), 579–586.

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Grants

Center for Integration of Composites into Infrastructure Membership (CICI), Full Member with Special Service Privileges
Warstone Innovations, LLC(7/01/18 - 6/30/20)
Center for Integration of Composites into Infrastructure Membership (CICI), Full Member
Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc. (7/01/18 - 6/30/19)
In-plane Shear Strengthening of Wall-to-Slab Connections with Anchored GFRP Sheets, CICI Core Project
Center for Integration of Composites into Infrastructure (CICI) - NCSU Research Site(7/01/17 - 12/31/18)
Mechanically Fastened CFRP to Retrofit Existing Prestressed Concrete Bridge Beams - CICI Core Project
Center for Integration of Composites into Infrastructure (CICI) - NCSU Research Site(8/01/17 - 6/30/19)
Mechanically Fastened CFRP to Retrofit Existing Prestressed Concrete and Steel Bridge Beams
NC Department of Transportation(8/01/17 - 7/31/20)
Center for Integration of Composites into Infrastructure Membership (CICI), Full Member
NC Department of Transportation(8/01/17 - 6/30/20)
Nondestructive Concrete Characterization System
US Army(12/20/16 - 12/31/18)
Center for Integration of Composites into Infrastructure Membership (CICI), Full Membership
Structural Technologies, Inc.(7/01/16 - 6/30/18)
Transverse Seismic Design of Bridges with Longitudinal Keyway Joints
US Dept. of Transportation (DOT)(3/01/16 - 5/15/19)
Seismic Repair of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns by Plastic Hinge Relocation
US Dept. of Transportation (DOT)(5/15/15 - 9/30/18)