Dr Marianna Ercolino

Dr Marianna Ercolino BSc, MSc, PhD, PGCert

Senior Lecturer

Dr Marianna Ercolino was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering at the University of Greenwich in 2016. She received her PhD in Seismic Risk at the University of Naples "Federico II" in 2014. She gained her MSc in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering and her BEng in Civil Engineering at the University of Naples in 2008.

Marianna has a strong research experience in Structural and Earthquake Engineering. She worked on several national and international projects about the behaviour of structure under seismic actions. She spent 6 months as a visiting researcher at the State University of Buffalo (New York, USA) in 2014 where she started working on non-destructive techniques and she is currently investigating the use of such methods for metallic infrastructure.

Marianna has an 9 years' experience as instructor in higher education. She is currently the module leader of three courses in the BEng in Civil Engineering and MSc in Civil Engineering. She supervised several Final year projects and MSc dissertations in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering. She is the Programme Leader of the MSc in Civil Engineering and the MSc in Civil Engineering with Industrial Practice.

Awards

  • 2014 Scholarship for supporting a research activity in Buffalo (USA) form June 2014 to December 2014 (Advisor: Dr. S. Salamone), funded by COINOR institute in the framework of STAR project – Line 2, University of Naples Federico II.
  • 2010 Scholarship for Erasmus Placement in Ljubljana (Slovenia) – Tutors: Prof. G. Magliulo and Prof. M. Fischinger.

Recognition

  • Served as reviewer of "Earthquakes and Structures, An International Journal"
  • Served as reviewer of "ACI Structural Journal"
  • Served as reviewer of "Engineering Structures"
  • Served as reviewer of "Construction and Building Materials"
  • Served as reviewer of "Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering"
  • Author of "GL-AeDES: form for usability judgment of precast structures (in Italian)", 2014
  • Author of Linee di indirizzo per interventi locali e globali su edifici industriali monopiano non progettati con criteri antisismici" – "Guidelines for local and global retrofitting of single-story precast structures designed without seismic criteria" (in Italian), 2012, www.reluis.it
  • Member of the Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics
  • Member of the Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team

Research / Scholarly interests

Marianna has been working on the seismic performance of buildings in the last 10 years. She studies the seismic vulnerability of these structures by means of nonlinear analysis methods and innovative modelling approaches. During time spent at the University of Buffalo, Marianna applied the Acoustic Emission technique for the corrosion detection in reinforced concrete elements. She is still working on this topic by studying the correlation between the Acoustic Emissions and the fatigue/fracture damage in metallic components of bridges under various loading conditions.

Main research interests

  • Structural Engineering
  • Reinforced concrete structures
  • Reinforced concrete precast structures
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Risk assessment of structures
  • Health monitoring of structures

Key funded projects

Research grants

  • REF funding (£6,000): "Monitoring of fracture damage in metal bridges with the Acoustic Emission technique", University of Greenwich (2018-2019).
  • Seedling Funding (£3,524): "Training course for structural and earthquake engineers in ARUP", University of Greenwich (2017-2018).
  • REF funding (£4.100): "Detection of fatigue damage in metallic plates by Acoustic Emission Technique", University of Greenwich (2017-2018).
  • The Seedling Fund (£2.500): "A study about the correlation between the damage in structural elements and Acoustic Emissions", University of Greenwich (2016-2017).
  • REF funding (£3.800): "Validation of FE model for Acoustic Emission in structural elements", University of Greenwich (2016-2017).
  • British Council, Newton Fund, "Seismic Risk Assessment and Mitigation Strategies for Existing Buildings and Structures" Workshop, Morelia, Mexico (October 2016).
  • REF funding (£3,600): "Seismic assessment of buried pipelines networks", University of Greenwich (2016-2017).
  • HEIF funding (£1,000): "Comparative assessment of the seismic performance of industrial precast structures from different countries worldwide", University of Greenwich (2016).

Community service and outreach activities

  • Member of the Committee of the Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics (2015-present)
  • Served as reviewer of: "Earthquakes and Structures, An International Journal", "ACI Structural Journal", "Engineering Structures", "Construction and Building Materials", "Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering", "Journal of Building Engineering"
  • Authors of "GL-AeDES: form for usability judgment of precast structures (in Italian)", 2014
  • Author of "Linee di indirizzo per interventi locali e globali su edifici industriali monopiano non progettati con criteri antisismici" – "Guidelines for local and global retrofitting of single-story precast structures designed without seismic criteria" (in Italian), 2012, www.reluis.it

Recent publications

Article

D'Angela, Danilo and , Ercolino, Marianna (2021), Fatigue crack growth in metallic components: numerical modelling and analytical solution. Techno-Press. In: , , , . Techno-Press, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 79 (5) . pp. 541-556 ISSN: 1225-4568 (Print), 1598-6217 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.12989/sem.2021.79.5.541).

Magliulo, Gennaro , Di Salvatore, Chiara, Ercolino, Marianna (2021), Modelling of the beam-to-column dowel connection for a single-story RC precast building. Frontiers Media. In: , , , . Frontiers Media, Frontiers in Built Environment, 7: 627546 2297-3362 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fbuil.2021.627546).

D'Angela, Marianna and , Ercolino, Marianna (2021), Acoustic emission entropy: An innovative approach for structural health monitoring of fracture‐critical metallic components subjected to fatigue loading. Wiley-Blackwell. In: , , , . Wiley-Blackwell, Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures, 44 (4) . pp. 1041-1058 ISSN: 8756-758X (Print), 1460-2695 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/ffe.13412).

D'Angela, Danilo , Ercolino, Marianna, Bellini, Costanzo, Di Cocco, Vitorio , Iacoviello, Francesco (2020), Failure criteria for real-time assessment of ductile cast irons subjected to various loading conditions. IOP Publishing. In: , , , . IOP Publishing, Smart Materials and Structures, 30 (1) . pp. 1-14 ISSN: 0964-1726 (Print), 1361-665X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-665X/abc56f).

D'Angela, Danilo , Ercolino, Marianna, Bellini, Costanzo, Di Cocco, Vittorio , Iacoviello, Francesco (2020), Characterisation of the damaging micromechanisms in a pearlitic ductile cast iron and damage assessment by acoustic emission testing. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures, 43 (5) . pp. 1038-1050 ISSN: 8756-758X (Print), 1460-2695 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/ffe.13214).

D'Angela, Danilo , Ercolino, Marianna, Bellini, Costanzo, Di Cocco, Vittorio , Iacoviello, Francesco (2020), Analysis of acoustic emission entropy for damage assessment of pearlitic ductile cast irons. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Material Design & Processing Communications, 2: e158 (3) 2577-6576 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/mdp2.158).

Ercolino, Marianna , Petrone, Crescenzo, Magliulo, Gennaro, Manfredi, Gaetano (2018), Seismic design of single-story precast structures for P-Δ effects. American Concrete Institute. In: , , , . American Concrete Institute, ACI Structural Journal, 115 (4) . pp. 943-955 0889-3241 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.14359/51701915).

Ercolino, Marianna , Magliulo, Gennaro, Manfredi, Gaetano (2018), Seismic performance of single-story precast 1 buildings: Effect of cladding panels. American Society of Civil Engineers. In: , , , . American Society of Civil Engineers, Journal of Structural Engineering, 144 (9) ISSN: 0733-9445 (Print), 1943-541X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0002114).

Ercolino, Marianna , Bellotti, Davide, Magliulo, Gennaro, Nascimbene, Roberto (2017), Vulnerability analysis of industrial RC precast buildings designed according to modern seismic codes. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Engineering Structures, 158 . pp. 67-78 ISSN: 0141-0296 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2017.12.005).

Magliulo, Gennaro , Cimmino, Maddalena, Ercolino, Marianna, Manfredi, Gaetano (2017), Cyclic shear tests on RC precast beam-to-column connections retrofitted with a three-hinged steel device. Springer Netherlands. In: , , , . Springer Netherlands, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 15 (9) . pp. 3797-3817 ISSN: 1570-761X (Print), 1573-1456 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10518-017-0114-x).

Ercolino, M. , Magliulo, G., Manfredi, G. (2016), Failure of a precast RC building due to Emilia-Romagna earthquakes. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Engineering Structures, 118 . pp. 262-273 ISSN: 0141-0296 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2016.03.054).

Ercolino, Marianna , Farhidzadeh, Alireza, Salamone, Salvatore, Magliulo, Gennaro (2015), Detection of onset of failure in prestressed strands by cluster analysis of acoustic emissions. Techno-Press Ltd.. In: , , , . Techno-Press Ltd., Structural Monitoring and Maintenance, 2 (4) . pp. 339-355 ISSN: 2288-6605 (Print), 2288-6613 (Online) (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/smm.2015.2.4.339) NB Item availability restricted.

Ercolino, Marianna , Ricci, Paolo, Magliulo, Gennaro, Verderame, Gerardo M. (2015), Influence of infill panels on an irregular RC building designed according to seismic codes. Techno-Press. In: , , , . Techno-Press, Earthquakes and Structures, 10 (2) . pp. 261-291 ISSN: 2092-7614 (Print), 2092-7622 (Online) (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/eas.2016.10.2.261) NB Item availability restricted.

Magliulo, Gennaro , Ercolino, Marianna, Cimmino, Maddalena, Capozzi, Vittorio , Manfredi, Gaetano (2015), Cyclic shear test on a dowel beam-to-column connection of precast buildings. Techno-Press. In: , , , . Techno-Press, Earthquakes and Structures, 9 (3) . pp. 541-562 ISSN: 2092-7614 (Print), 2092-7622 (Online) (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/eas.2015.9.3.541) NB Item availability restricted.

Magliulo, Gennaro , Ercolino, Marianna, Cimmino, Maddalena, Capozzi, Vittorio , Manfredi, Gaetano (2014), FEM analysis of the strength of RC beam-to-column dowel connections under monotonic actions. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Construction and Building Materials, 69 . pp. 271-284 ISSN: 0950-0618 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2014.07.036) NB Item availability restricted.

Magliulo, Gennaro , Ercolino, Marianna, Manfredi, Gaetano (2014), Influence of cladding panels on the first period of one-story precast buildings. Springer Verlag. In: , , , . Springer Verlag, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 13 (5) . pp. 1531-1555 ISSN: 1570-761X (Print), 1573-1456 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/S10518-014-9657-2) NB Item availability restricted.

Magliulo, Gennaro , Ercolino, Marianna, Petrone, Crescenzo, Coppola, Orsola , Manfredi, Gaetano (2014), The Emilia Earthquake: Seismic performance of precast reinforced concrete buildings. Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. In: , , , . Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Earthquake Spectra, 30 (2) . pp. 891-912 8755-2930 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1193/091012EQS285M).

Conference proceedings

Ercolino, M. , Petrone, C., Magliulo, G., Guerra, A. , Manfredi, G. (2017), On the seismic design of one-story precast structures for P-Δ effects. International Association for Earthquake Engineering. In: , , , Proceedings of the 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering. International Association for Earthquake Engineering, (1894) (doi: https://invenio.itam.cas.cz/record/18638?ln=en).

Ercolino, M. , Magliulo, G., Manfredi, G. (2016), The lesson learnt after Emilia-Romagna earthquakes on precast RC structures: a case-study. ICONHIC. In: , , , ICONHIC 2016. ICONHIC, Chania, Greece (doi: http://iconhic2016.com/conference/).

Ercolino, Marianna , Magliulo, Gennaro, Manfredi, Gaetano (2015), Performance of precast buildings during Emilia-Romagna earthquakes: a case study. Giorgio Monti (ed.). In: , , In: Giorgio Monti (ed.), OpenSees Days Italia. Giorgio Monti (ed.), . pp. 11-18 (doi: ).

Magliulo, Gennaro , Ercolino, Marianna, Cimmino, Maddalena, Capozzi, Vittorio , Manfredi, Gaetano (2014), Seismic behavior of beam-to-column dowel connections: numerical analysis vs experimental test. European Association of Earthquake Engineering (EAEE). In: , , , Proceedings of 2ECCES: EAEE Sessions. European Association of Earthquake Engineering (EAEE), , 2 . pp. 1-11 (doi: ).

Magliulo, Gennaro , Ercolino, Marianna, Cimmino, Maddalena, Manfredi, Gaetano (2014), Code formula for the fundamental period of RC precast buildings. European Association of Earthquake Engineering (EAEE). In: , , , Proceedings of 2ECCES : EAEE Sessions. European Association of Earthquake Engineering (EAEE), , 2 . pp. 1-10 (doi: ).