Daniela Ciancio

Dr, MCEng PhD Catania

  • The University of Western Australia (M051), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Crawley


  • 243 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
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Personal profile


April 2001, "Laurea" in Civil Engineering, University of Catania, Italy
April 2005, PhD in Structural Engineering, University of Catania, Italy
January 2006-October 2007 Post-Doctotal fellow at the Technical University of Calonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain
Since November 2007, Assistant Professor of the School of Civil and Resource Engineering of UWA

Future research

Use of recently patented non-destructive testing method to monitor strength gain in early age shotcrete;
Mini Round Determinate Panel Test;
Sequentially linear analysis (SLA) applied to zero-thickness interface elements.

Funding overview

2009 UWA research grant
2011 ARC Linkage project LP110100251

Industrial relevance

Research partners for rammed earth project: Ramtec, Praject Planning and Management (W.A.), Scott Smalley Partnership

Teaching overview

Structural Concrete Design
Statics and Solid Mechanics
Design of Structural Systems


Cement-stabilised rammed earth: material and structural characterization
Fibre Reinforced Shotcrete: use of acoustic non-destructive method to determine the compressive strength
Fibre Reinforced Shotcrete: investigation of the performance of scaled round determinate panels
Numerical simulation of stress concentration and singularity around inclusions
Zero-thickness interface finite elements in the numerical simulation of crack formation and propagation in concrete




  • Rammed earth structures
  • Fiber reinforced shotcrete
  • Round Determinate Panel (RDP) test
  • Zero-thickness interface elements
  • Structural characterisation through experimental and numerical analysis
  • Finite element methods
  • Numerical simulation of cracks in quasi-brittle materials

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Research Output 2002 2018

  • 243 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
  • 24 Conference paper
  • 22 Article
  • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
Earth (planet)
Thermal comfort
Hot Temperature
Energy efficiency

Fibre reinforced concrete in flexure and single fibre pull-out test: A correlation

Manca, M., Ciancio, D. & Dight, P. 16 Oct 2017 IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 1 ed. Vol. 246, 012017. (IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference paper

Open Access
Reinforced concrete
Bending tests
4 Citations

Life cycle analysis of environmental impact vs. durability of stabilised rammed earth

Arrigoni, A., Beckett, C., Ciancio, D. & Dotelli, G. 1 Jul 2017 In : Construction and Building Materials. 142, p. 128-136 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Environmental impact
Life cycle
Earth (planet)
Strength of materials
Earth (planet)
Thermal comfort
8 Citations

Reduction of rammed earth's hygroscopic performance under stabilisation: an experimental investigation

Arrigoni, A., Grillet, A. C., Pelosato, R., Dotelli, G., Beckett, C. T. S., Woloszyn, M. & Ciancio, D. 1 Apr 2017 In : Building and Environment. 115, p. 358-367 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Earth (planet)