Daniela Ciancio

Dr, MCEng PhD Catania

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

    6009 Perth


  • 308 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
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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

  • 308 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
  • 26 Article
  • 24 Conference paper
  • 1 Chapter

Corrosion protection of steel embedded in cement-stabilised rammed earth

Meek, A. H., Beckett, C. T. S., Carsana, M. & Ciancio, D., 30 Oct 2018, In : Construction and Building Materials. 187, p. 942-953 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Corrosion protection
Earth (planet)
1 Citations

Dual cohesive elements for 3D modelling of synthetic fibre-reinforced concrete

Manca, M., Karrech, A., Dight, P. & Ciancio, D., 1 Nov 2018, In : Engineering Structures. 174, p. 851-860 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Synthetic fibers
Reinforced concrete
Learning systems
Image processing
Reinforced concrete
Earth (planet)
Thermal comfort
Hot Temperature
Energy efficiency
1 Citations

Rammed Earth incorporating Recycled Concrete Aggregate: a sustainable, resistant and breathable construction solution

Arrigoni, A., Beckett, C. T. S., Ciancio, D., Pelosato, R., Dotelli, G. & Grillet, A. C., 1 Oct 2018, In : Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 137, p. 11-20 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle