Rudolf (Rudi) Seracino

Professor and Associate Head for Undergraduate Programs

  • 919-515-7695
  • 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 NC State University, USA. He serves as the NC State Site Director of the NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) for the Integration of Composites into Infrastructure (CICI). Dr Seracino is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering at the University of Adelaide, Australia.

Dr Seracino is a Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and is an elected Fellow of the International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC). He is a voting member the American Concrete Institute (ACI) committee 440 on FRP Reinforcement, and serves on the editorial board member of the ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction. Dr Seracino is a member of the American Composites Manufacturing Association (ACMA), the Prestressed/Precast Concrete Institute (PCI), and the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI).

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. He is interested in the application of advanced fiber reinforced polymers (FRP), particularly in the development of FRP systems for the repair or strengthening of existing concrete infrastructure. His research includes large-scale destructive testing at the Constructed Facilities Laboratory and analytical modeling.

Publications

Analytical approach for global load-slip behaviour of FRP plates externally bonded to brittle substrates with anchors
Sturm, A. B., Visintin, P., Vaculik, J., Oehlers, D. J., Seracino, R., & Smith, S. T. (2019), COMPOSITES PART B-ENGINEERING, 160, 177–194. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2018.10.024
Anchor Bolt Patterns for Mechanically Fastened FRP Plates
McCoy, B. C., Bourara, Z., Seracino, R., & Lucier, G. W. (2019), JOURNAL OF COMPOSITES FOR CONSTRUCTION, 23(4). https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000951
Numerical simulation and experimental corroboration of galvanic corrosion of mild steel in synthetic concrete pore solution
Mohammadian, A., Rashetnia, R., Lucier, G., Seracino, R., & Pour-Ghaz, M. (2019), CEMENT & CONCRETE COMPOSITES, 103, 263–278. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2019.04.027
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.02.077
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
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.12.017
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).
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.03.200

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Grants

GFRP Shells with Transverse CFRP Strips to Retrofit Deteriorated Timber Piles - CICI Core Project
Center for Integration of Composites into Infrastructure (CICI) - NCSU Research Site(7/01/19 - 6/30/20)
Confinement of Square Reinforced Concrete Columns with FRP Wraps - CICI Core Project
Center for Integration of Composites into Infrastructure (CICI) - NCSU Research Site(7/01/19 - 6/30/20)
Evaluating Integral Abutment Performance
NC Department of Transportation(8/01/19 - 7/31/21)
Rapid Seismic Repair of Column to Footing Connections – Phase 2
US Dept. of Transportation (DOT)(1/17/19 - 5/31/22)
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)
Center for Integration of Composites into Infrastructure Membership (CICI), Full Member
QuakeWrap, 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 - 8/15/19)
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 - 6/30/20)
Mechanically Fastened CFRP to Retrofit Existing Prestressed Concrete and Steel Bridge Beams
NC Department of Transportation(8/01/17 - 7/31/20)