STRUCTURAL

ENGINEERING

& COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS SERVICES

SERVICES

Preconstruction Planning

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Architectural
Modelling

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Construction 
Management

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ABOUT

My name is Gianluca Cusatis and I am located in Wilmette (IL), USA. I am a structural engineer, professor of civil engineering, and expert in computational mechanics of infrastructure materials and structures. I teach courses of the structural engineering curriculum at Northwestern University and perform research in the field of experimental, computational and applied mechanics, with emphasis on infrastructure materials. My work on constitutive modeling of concrete through the adoption of the so-called Lattice Discrete Particle Model (LDPM), one of the most accurate and reliable approaches to simulate failure of materials experiencing strain-softening, is known worldwide. In addition, recent work on waterless concrete for Martian constructions has received widespread attention in the technical community and in the media. I am member of ASCE and ACI and active in several technical committees. I serve as the chair of the ACI 209 committee on creep and shrinkage and I served as chair of ACI 446 on fracture mechanics. Furthermore, I am a member of the ASCE EMI Board of Governors and I was recently awarded the prestigious EMI Fellow membership grade.

 

SERVICES

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Forensic Engineering

We investigate structural failures and cases of structural distress to identify the causes and to help our clients formulate the optimal solution. 

Structural Design

We have expertise in the design of unusual, one-of-a-kind structural elements that require analyses beyond the limits of standard design codes.

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Computational Modeling of Blast Effects

We use state-of-art computational methods and software packages to assess the behavior of structural systems subject to blast loadings. 

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Development of Complex Models

We support analysis and design projects by developing computational models that involve complex geometries and nonlinear mechanical behavior.

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Structural and Material
Degradation Simulations

We analyze structures affected by material deterioration via multiphysics multiscale models to predict the future evolution of the deterioration and its effect on the structural performance

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Expert Witness Services

We serve as expert witness in arbitrations and trials dealing with property damage, insurance claims, and other issues resulting from structural failures and materials underperformance.

CONTACT

 
Inquiries

For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please email gianluca@cusatis.us or fill out the following form:

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