Dr Daniela Ciancio
Academic Staff (Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering)
- Contact details
- Academic Staff (Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering)
The University of Western Australia (M051)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
- +61 8 6488 3892
- +61 8 6488 1018
- MCEng PhD Catania
- April 2001, "Laurea" in Civil Engineering, University of Catania, Italy
April 2005, PhD in Structural Engineering, University of Catania, Italy
January 2006-October 2007 Post-Doctotal fellow at the Technical University of Calonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain
Since November 2007, Assistant Professor of the School of Civil and Resource Engineering of UWA
- Key research
- Cement-stabilised rammed earth: material and structural characterization
- Fibre Reinforced Shotcrete: use of acoustic non-destructive method to determine the compressive strength
- Fibre Reinforced Shotcrete: investigation of the performance of scaled round determinate panels
- Numerical simulation of stress concentration and singularity around inclusions
- Zero-thickness interface finite elements in the numerical simulation of crack formation and propagation in concrete
- Journal Articles and notes
J13Beckett, C. and Ciancio, D. (2014) Effect of compaction water content on the strength of cement-stabilised rammed earth materials. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Published on the web 4 February 2014, 10.1139/cgj-2013-0339.
J12Ciancio, D., Carol, I. and Castellazzi, G. (2014) Optimal penalty stiffness values of concurrent 2D elastic interface elements leading to accurate stress tractions, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Article first published online: 28 JAN 2014, DOI: 10.1002/nme.4633.
J11Ciancio, D. and Castellazzi, G. (2014) Fictitious elastic stiffness parameters of zero-thickness finite elements at bi-material interfaces, Applied Mechanics and Materials, accepted ACCM2013 paper, to appear in spl ed.
J10Ciancio, D., Mazzotti, C. and Buratti, N. (2013) Evaluation of Fibre-Reinforced Concrete Fracture Energy through Tests on Notched Round Determinate Panels with Different Diameters, Construction & Building Materials, Vol. 52, pp 86-95.
J9Ciancio, D., Beckett, C. and Carraro, A.J.H. (2013) Optimum lime content identification for lime-stabilised rammed earth. Construction & Building Materials, Vol. 53, pp 59-65.
J8Ciancio, D., Jaquin, P. and Walker, P. (2013) Advances on the assessment of soil suitability for rammed earth, Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 2, pp 40-47.
J7Ciancio, D. and Augarde, C. (2013) Capacity of unreinforced rammed earth walls subject to lateral wind force: elastic analysis vs. ultimate strength analysis, Materials and Structures, Vol. 46 (9), pp 1569–1585.
J6Ciancio, D., Carol, I. and Cuomo, M. (2013) A method for the calculation of inter-element stresses in 3D, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 254, pp 222-237.
J5Ciancio, D. and Boulter, M. (2012) Stabilised rammed earth: a case study in Western Australia, Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering Sustainability, Vol. 165 (2), pp 141-154.
J4Ciancio, D. and Gibbings, J. (2012) Experimental investigation on the compressive strength of cored and molded cement-stabilized rammed earth samples, Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 28 (1), pp 294–304.
J3Ciancio, D. and Robinson, S. (2011) Use of the strut-and-tie model in the analysis of reinforced cement-stabilised rammed earth lintels, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Vol. 23 (5), pp 587-596.
J2Ciancio, D., Carol, I. and Cuomo, M. (2007) Crack opening conditions at “corner nodes” in FE analysis with cracking along mesh lines, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 74 (13), pp 1963-1982.
J1Ciancio, D., Carol, I. and Cuomo, M. (2006) On inter-element forces in the FEM-displacement formulation, and implications for stress recovery, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering; Vol. 66 (3), pp 502-528.
Refereed Conference Papers
C21 Ciancio, D. and Castellazzi, G. (2013) Fictitious elastic stiffness parameters of zero-thickness finite elements at bi-material interfaces, Proc. 1st Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics (ACCM2013), Sydney, Australia.
C20 Ciancio, D. and Beckett, C. (2013) Rammed earth: an overview of sustainable construction, Proc. 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials & Technologies (SCMT3), Kyoto, Japan.
C19 Beckett, C. and Ciancio, D. (2012) A review of the contribution of thermal mass to thermal comfort in rammed earth, Proc. 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment (ISCBE2012), Kandy, Sri Lanka.
C18 Ciancio, D. (2011) Use of rammed earth in Aboriginal remote communities of Western Australia: a case study on sustainability and thermal properties, Proc. International Symposium on Innovation & Sustainability of Structures in Civil Engineering (ISSIS’2011), Xiamen, China. Southeast University Press. Vol. 1, pp 291-298.
C17 Ciancio, D. and Jaquin, P. (2011) An overview of the current recommendations on the suitability of soils for rammed earth, Proc. International Symposium on Innovation & Sustainability of Structures in Civil Engineering (ISSIS’2011), Xiamen, China. Southeast University Press. Vol. 1, pp 299-305.
C16 Gibson, A. and Ciancio, D. (2011) Embedded Early-Age Ultrasonic Testing in Fibre-Reinforced Shotcrete, Proc. First Middle East Conference on Smart Monitoring, Assessment and Rehabilitation of Civil Structures (SMAR2011), Dubai, UAE, pp 98.
C15 Gibson, A. and Ciancio, D. (2011) Ultrasonic Testing of Concrete and Shotcrete using Embedded Sensors, Proc. Nondestructive Testing of Materials and Structures, Istanbul, Turkey. Springer. Vol. 1, pp 485-490.
C14 Ciancio, D. and Helinski, M. (2010) The use of shear wave velocity for assessing strength development in Fibre Reinforced Shotcrete, Proc. 3rd International Conference on Engineering Development in Shotcrete, Queenstown, New Zealand. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, pp 65-70.
C13 Boulter, M. and Ciancio, D. (2009) Rammed Earth: an Environmentally Friendly Alternative Material, Proc. Concrete Solutions 09, Sydney, Australia.
C12 Ciancio, D. and Carol, I. (2008) A 3D procedure to recover inter-element forces and stress tenor at finite element mesh nodes, Proc. 20th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of structures and materials (ACMSM20), Futures in Mechanics of structures and Materiasl, Toowoomba, Queensland. CRC Press – Taylor and Francis Group, pp 109-113.
C11 Ciancio, D., Carol, I. and Cuomo, M. (2007) Simulation of the opening of a crack through a corner node, using “rigid-plastic” interface elements, Proc. Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures (FRAMCOS 6), Catania, Italy. Taylor and Francis, pp 155-162.
C10 Ciancio, D., Carol, I. and Cuomo, M. (2006) A new formulation for the computation of inter-element forces and stresses, Proc. Computational Modelling of Concrete Structures (EUROC-2006), Mayrhofen, Austria. A.A. Balkema Publishers, pp 53-62.
C9 Ciancio, D., Carol, I. and Cuomo, M. (2005) Inter-element forces in the FEM-displacement formulation and implication for smoothing procedures, Proc. VIII International Conference on Computational Plasticity Fundamentals and Applications (COMPLAS 2005), Barcelona, Spain. CIMNE Barcelona, Vol. 2, pp 886-889.
C8 Ciancio, D., Lopez, C.M., Carol, I. and Cuomo, M. (2003) Mesomechanical investigation of concrete basic creep and shrinkage by using interface elements, Proc. XVI Aimeta Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Ferrara, Italy.
C7 Lopez, C.M., Ciancio, D., Carol, I., Murcia, J. and Cuomo, M. (2003)Análisis microestructural de la fluencia básica del hormigón mediante elementos junta, Proc. XX Encuentro del Grupo Español de Fractura (GEF20, Benicasim, Spain.
C6 Ciancio, D., Lopez, C.M., Carol, I. and Cuomo, M. (2003)New results in meso-mechanical modelling of concrete using fracture-based zero-thickness interface elements, Proc. Computational Modelling of Concrete Structures (EUROC-2003), Sankt Johann, Austria, pp 171-177.
C5 Carol, I., Lopez, C.M., Ciancio, D. and Cuomo, M. (2002) Damage and fracture of heterogeneous materials via mesomechanical analysis with interface elements: recent advances and application, Proc. 5th World Conference on Computational Mechanics (WCCM), Vienna, Austria.
C4 Ciancio, D., Lopez, C.M., Carol, I. and Cuomo, M. (2002)Numerical simulation of fracture localized phenomena in concrete specimens, Proc. Third Join Conf. of the Italian Group of Computational Mechanics (GIMC) and Ibero-Latin American Association of Computational Methods in Engineering, Giulianova, Italy.
C3 Cuomo, M. and Ciancio, D. (2002) On a continuum damage mechanics derived interface element for the analysis of brittle material, Proc. 6th congresso Nazionale Societa Italiana di Matematica Applicata e Industriale (SIMAI), Chia Laguna, Italy.
C2 Lopez, C.M., Carol, I., Murcia J. and Ciancio, D. (2001) Modelización microestructural de la fractura del hormigón. II: Influencia de la variación de la altura de la probeta y estudios de fluencia básica. Proc. XIX Encuentro del Grupo Español de Fractura (GEF19), Girona, Spain.
C1 Cuomo, M. and Ciancio, D. (2001) Simulation of fracture for fibre reinforced concrete using an interface model, Proc. XV Aimeta Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Taormina, Italy.
Refereed Conference Abstracts
C28 Ciancio, D., Carol, I. and Castellazzi, G. (2013) Fictitious elastic stiffness parameters of zero-thickness interface elements to recover accurate nodal stresses, Proc. 3rd International Conference on Computational Modelling of Fracture and Failure of Materials and Structures (C-FRAC2013), Prague, Czech Republic, pp 74.
C27 Ciancio, D. and Carol, I. (2007) 3D stress recovery method at mesh nodes and its application to interface mechanics and discrete fracture models, Proc. 9th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM), San Francisco, USA.
C26 Ciancio, D. and Carol, I. (2007) Elastic interface elements: problems with stress traction recovery and optimal stiffness values, Proc. International Conference on Computational Fracture and Failure of Materials and Structures (CFRAC2007), Nantes, France, p 123.
C25 Ciancio, D., Carol, I. and Cuomo, M. (2007) A stress recovery method for nodes along planar bi-material interfaces, Proc. MHM Modelling of heterogeneous materials with applications in construction and biomedical engineering, Prague, Czech Republic, pp 82-83.
C24 Ciancio, D., Carol, I. and Cuomo, M. (2005) A new technique for the determination of the inter-element forces and tractions in the FEM-displacement formulation, 1st GACM colloquium for young scientists on computational mechanics, German Association for Computational Mechanics (GACM 2005), Bochum, Germany, p 20.
C23Lopez, C.M., Ciancio, D. and Carol, I. (2004) Effect of interface dilatancy and specimen size in meso-mechanical analysis of concrete, Congresso de Métodos Computacionais em Engenharia. Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil, Lisbon, Portugal, p. 71.
C22 Lopez, C.M., Ciancio, D., Carol, I., Murcia, J. and Cuomo, M. (2003) Mesomechanical analysis of environmental degradation of concrete using interface elements, Proc. VII International Conference on Computational Plasticity (COMPLAS 2003), Barcelona, Spain. CIMNE Barcelona, pp 123.
R4 Ciancio, D. (2013) Structural Certification of “Acroprops” Formwork Component, University of Western Australia.
R3 Ciancio, D. (2013) Structural Certification of “Steprite” Work Platform Ladders, University of Western Australia.
R2 Ciancio, D. (2013) Structural Certification of “Global Synthetics” Modular Tanking Systems, University of Western Australia.
R1 Ciancio, D. (2013) Structural Analysis of Distribution Poles – Reports A-F, University of Western Australia
T1 Ciancio, D. (2005) An approach to fracture nucleation problems and compatible kinematics. PhD Thesis, University of Catania, Italy.
Ciancio, D. (2005) Remote Housing: it need not cost the Earth (invited paper), Australasian Science Magazine, Jan/Feb 2012.
- Future research
- Use of recently patented non-destructive testing method to monitor strength gain in early age shotcrete;
Mini Round Determinate Panel Test;
Sequentially linear analysis (SLA) applied to zero-thickness interface elements.
- Funding received
- 2009 UWA research grant
2011 ARC Linkage project LP110100251
- Industrial relevance
- Research partners for rammed earth project: Ramtec, Praject Planning and Management (W.A.), Scott Smalley Partnership
- IACM, international association for computational mechanics
USACM, United States Association for Computational Mechanics
CIA, concrete institute of Australia
- Structural Concrete Design
Statics and Solid Mechanics
Design of Structural Systems
- Research profile
Research profile and publications