STRUCTURAL

ENGINEERING

& COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS SERVICES

ABOUT

Cusatis Computational Services (CCS) Inc was founded by Professor Gianluca Cusatis in February 2020. CCS has expertise in computational mechanics and structural engineering and provide services in: Computational Modeling of Blast Effects to assess the behavior of structural systems subject to blast loadings via state-of-art computational methods and software packages; Structural Design to support analysis and design projects by developing computational models that involve complex geometries and nonlinear mechanical behavior; Structural and Material Degradation Simulations to analyze structures affected by material deterioration via multiphysics multiscale models and to predict the future evolution of the deterioration and its effect on the structural performance;   Forensic Engineering to investigate structural failures and cases of structural distress to identify the causes and to help our clients formulate the optimal solution; Expert Witness Services to assist clients in arbitrations and trials dealing with property damage, insurance claims, and other issues resulting from structural failures and materials underperformance.

Gianluca Cusatis, PhD

Gianluca Cusatis is a structural engineer and professor of civil engineering with 20+ years of experience in the field of computational mechanics of infrastructure materials and concrete structures. He obtained his undergraduate and PhD degrees from Politecnico di Milano (Italy). He has been a faculty member since 2005 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute first and at Northwestern University since 2011. 

He teaches courses of the structural engineering curriculum and is a recognized expert in experimental, computational and applied mechanics, with emphasis on concrete, reinforced concrete, composite materials, and geomaterials. His 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. 

Matthew Troemner, PhD

Matthew Troemner graduated with a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Mechanics of Quasi-Brittle Materials Research Group at Northwestern University in 2022. Prior to joining Northwestern in 2017, Matthew received a Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Matthew’s current research emphases are on multi-scale and multi-physics computational mechanics, and large-scale 3D-printing of infrastructure materials. He has significant experience with scripting and compiled languages including Python, Fortran, and C++, as well as implementation of self-built and commercial computational tools on distributed high performance industry and defense platforms. 

SERVICES

Preconstruction Planning

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Architectural
Modelling

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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

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