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Rebecca Napolitano

Assistant Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Architectural Engineering

209 Engineering Unit A

napolitano@psu.edu

814-867-3289

Research Website

Research Areas:

Building Structural Systems

 
 

 

Education

  • BA, Physics, Connecticut College, 2015
  • BA, Classical languages, Connecticut College, 2015
  • MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, 2017
  • Ph D, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, 2020

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Mohebollah Agah Nav, Rohola Rahnavard, A. Noorzad and Rebecca Napolitano, 2020, "Numerical evaluation of the behavior of ordinary and reinforced stone columns", Journal of Structures
  • Rohola Rahnavard, H. Craveiro and Rebecca Napolitano, 2020, "Static and dynamic stability analysis of a steel-rubber isolator with rubber cores", Journal of Structures
  • Rohola Rahnavard, Hesham Tuwair, Farhad Abbas Gandomkar and Rebecca Napolitano, 2020, "Investigating the effects of seismic isolators on steel asymmetric structures considering soil-structure interaction", Journal of Structures
  • Rohola Rahnavard, C. Rebelo, H. Craverio and Rebecca Napolitano, 2020, "Understanding the cyclic performance of composite steel-concrete connections on steel bridges"
  • Rohola Rahnavard, C Rebelo and Rebecca Napolitano, 2020, "Numerical investigation of the cyclic performance of reinforced concrete frames equipped with a combination of a rubber core and a U-shaped metallic damper", Engineering Structures
  • Rohola Rahnavard, C Rebelo, H Craverio and Rebecca Napolitano, 2020, "Numerical study on the cyclic performance of composite steel-concrete connection of the pipe pile to cap beam in steel bridges", Journal of Structures
  • Rebecca Napolitano and Branko Glisic, 2020, "Hybrid physics-based modeling and data-driven method for diagnostics of masonry structures", Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
  • Isabella Douglas, Rebecca Napolitano, Maria Garlock and Branko Glisic, 2020, "Cuba’s National School of Ballet: Redefining a structural icon", Engineering Structures

Research Projects

  •  2021 -  2022, "Enabling Energy-Efficient Building Envelopes: Artificial Intelligence for Nondestructive Evaluation," (Sponsor: IndustryXchange).
  •   -  , "Combining Genetic algorithms (GA) and Shape Grammars (SG) with Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs)," (Sponsor: Stuckeman Center for Design Computing).

Honors and Awards

Service

Service to Penn State:

Service to External Organizations:

  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Co-Chairperson, CIPA HD Emerging Professionals, January 2018
 


 

About

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Department of Architectural Engineering

104 Engineering Unit A

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

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