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Rebecca Napolitano

Assistant Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Architectural Engineering

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

  • Isabella Douglas, Rebecca Napolitano, Maria Garlock and Branko Glisic, 2020, "Cuba’s national school of ballet: Redefining a structural icon", Engineering Structures, 204, pp. 110040
  • 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, 35, (5), pp. 483--494
  • Rohola Rahnavard, Carlos Rebelo, Craveiro, H\'elder D 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, 225, pp. 111307
  • Rohola Rahnavard, Carlos Rebelo, Craveiro, H\'elder D and Rebecca Napolitano, 2020, "Understanding the cyclic performance of composite steel-concrete connections on steel bridges", Engineering Structures, 224, pp. 111213
  • Rebecca Napolitano, Zachary Liu, Carl Sun and Branko Glisic, 2019, "Combination of image-based documentation and augmented reality for structural health monitoring and building pathology", Frontiers in Built Environment, 5, pp. 50
  • Anna Blyth, Rebecca Napolitano and Branko Glisic, 2019, "Documentation, structural health monitoring and numerical modelling for damage assessment of the Morris Island Lighthouse", Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 377, (2155), pp. 20190002
  • Rebecca Napolitano, Michael Hess and Branko Glisic, 2019, "Integrating non-destructive testing, laser scanning, and numerical modeling for damage assessment: the room of the elements", Heritage, 2, (1), pp. 151--168
  • Rebecca Napolitano and Branko Glisic, 2019, "Methodology for diagnosing crack patterns in masonry structures using photogrammetry and distinct element modeling", Engineering Structures, 181, pp. 519--528
  • Rebecca Napolitano, Michael Hess and Branko Glisic, 2019, "Quantifying the differences in documentation and modeling levels for building pathology and diagnostics", Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering, pp. 1--18
  • Rebecca Napolitano, Michael Hess and Branko Glisic, 2019, "The foundation walls of the Baptistery di San Giovanni: a combination of laser scanning and finite-distinct element modeling to ascertain damage origins", International Journal of Architectural Heritage, 13, (7), pp. 1180--1193
  • Rebecca Napolitano, Catherine Jennings, Sophia Feist, Abigail Rettew, Grace Sommers, Hannah Smagh, Benjamin Hicks and Branko Glisic, 2019, "Tool development for digital reconstruction: A framework for a database of historic Roman construction materials", Journal of Cultural Heritage, 40, pp. 113--123
  • Demi L Fang, Rebecca Napolitano, Tim L Michiels and Sigrid M Adriaenssens, 2018, "Assessing the stability of unreinforced masonry arches and vaults: a comparison of analytical and numerical strategies", International Journal of Architectural Heritage
  • S Shrestha, M Reina Ortiz, M Gutland, IM Morris, Rebecca Napolitano, M Santana Quintero, J Erochko and S Kawan, 2018, "Digital Recording and Non Destructive Investigation of Nyatapola Temple after Gorkha Earthquake 2015"
  • Rebecca Napolitano and Michael Monce, 2018, "Failure at Fidenae: Understanding the site of the largest structural disaster of the Roman world", Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, 10, pp. e00077
  • Rebecca Napolitano and Branko Glisic, 2018, "Minimizing the adverse effects of bias and low repeatability precision in photogrammetry software through statistical analysis", Journal of Cultural Heritage, 31, pp. 46--52
  • Rebecca Napolitano, George Scherer and Branko Glisic, 2018, "Virtual tours and informational modeling for conservation of cultural heritage sites", Journal of Cultural Heritage, 29, pp. 123--129
  • Tim Michiels, Rebecca Napolitano, Sigrid Adriaenssens and Branko Glisic, 2017, "Comparison of thrust line analysis, limit state analysis and distinct element modeling to predict the collapse load and collapse mechanism of a rammed earth arch", Engineering Structures, 148, pp. 145--156
  • S Shrestha, M Reina Ortiz, M Gutland, Rebecca Napolitano, IM Morris, M Santana Quintero, J Erochko, S Kawan, RG Shrestha, P Awal and others, 2017, "DIGITAL RECORDING AND NON-DESTRUCTIVE TECHNIQUES FOR THE UNDERSTANDING OF STRUCTURAL PERFORMANCE FOR REHABILITATING HISTORIC STRUCTURES AT THE KATHMANDU VALLEY AFTER GORKHA EARTHQUAKE 2015.", ISPRS Annals of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing \& Spatial Information Sciences, 4
  • Corrie Kavanaugh, Isabel Mae Morris, Rebecca Napolitano and Juan Jose Jorquera-Lucerga, 2017, "Validating the use of graphical thrust line analysis for pier buttresses: The case study of amiens cathedral", International Journal of Architectural Heritage, 11, (6), pp. 859--870
  • Rebecca Napolitano, 2015, "Failure at Fidenae: Visualization and Analysis of the Largest Structural Disaster in the Roman World"
  • Rebecca Napolitano and Michael Monce, , "Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage"
  • Mohebollah Agah Nav, Rohola Rahnavard, Ali Noorzad and Rebecca Napolitano, , "Numerical evaluation of the behavior of ordinary and reinforced stone"
  • Rebecca Napolitano, Anna Blyth, George W Scherer and Branko G Glisic, , "SPHERICAL IMAGING AND VR FOR CONSERVATION"

Conference Proceedings

  • Sahar Radkia, 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", 27, pp. 1029--1040
  • Mohebollah Agah Nav, Rohola Rahnavard, Ali Noorzad and Rebecca Napolitano, 2020, "Numerical evaluation of the behavior of ordinary and reinforced stone columns", 25, pp. 481--490
  • Rohola Rahnavard, Helder D Craveiro and Rebecca Napolitano, 2020, "Static and dynamic stability analysis of a steel-rubber isolator with rubber cores", 26, pp. 441--455
  • Rebecca Napolitano, Wesley Reinhart, David W Sroczynski, Anna C Blyth and Branko Glisic, 2019, "Understanding cracks in historic structures: Quantitative assessment though numerical simulation and manifold learning", pp. 2486--2492
  • Rebecca Napolitano, Zachary Liu, Carl Sun and Branko Glisic, 2019, "Virtual tours, augmented reality, and informational modeling for visual inspection and structural health monitoring (Conference Presentation)", 10970, pp. 1097006
  • Rebecca Napolitano, A Blyth and Branko Glisic, 2017, "Spherical imaging and virtual environments for structural health monitoring", pp. 398--404
  • Rebecca Napolitano, Anna Blyth and Branko Glisic, 2017, "Virtual environments for structural health monitoring", pp. 1549--1555

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