Anthony Battistini

Anthony Battistini

Assistant Professor, Structural Engineering
Office Telephone: (703) 993-1513
Fax: (703) 993-9790
Email: abattis2@gmu.edu
1407 Nguyen Engineering Building

Education:

  • PhD, Structural Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2014
  • MS, Structural Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2009
  • BS, Civil Engineering, Lehigh University, 2007

Teaching:

CEIE 203: Geomatics and Engineering Graphics
CEIE 210: Statics
CEIE 412/512: Structural Steel Design

Research:

Stability of steel structures, fatigue, steel bridge design, connection detailing, cast steel applications, engineering education

Faculty Profile:

Dr. Anthony Battistini is an assistant professor of structural engineering in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering.  He joined the department from Washington State University, where he spent one year teaching structural analysis and steel design.  Prior to becoming a professor, Dr. Battistini performed large scale tests at the Ferguson Structural Engineering Laboratory at The University of Texas at Austin, which formed the basis for his Ph.D.  His dissertation work focused on the stability and fatigue behavior of cross frames for steel bridge applications by performing tests on full scale cross frame systems as well as individual components.

Selected Publications:

Quadrato, C. E.; Battistini, A. D.; Helwig, T. A.; Engelhardt, M. D.; and Frank, K. H., “Increasing Girder Elastic Buckling Strength with Split Pipe Bearing Stiffeners,”, Journal of Bridge Engineering, April 2014.

Battistini, A. D.; Donahue, S.M.; Wang, W. H.; Helwig, T. A.; Engelhardt, M. D.; and Frank, K. H., “The Interaction of Stability and Fatigue Related Brace Forces in Cross Frame Members of Steel I Girder Bridge Systems,” Proceedings of Structural Stability Research Council/North American Steel Construction Conference, Toronto, Canada, March 25-28, 2014.

Battistini, A. D.; Donahue, S.M.; Wang, W. H.; Helwig, T. A.; Engelhardt, M. D.; and Frank, K. H., “Brace Stiffness and Forces of X Type, K-Type, and Z-Type Cross Frames in Steel I-Girder Bridge Systems,” Proceedings of Structural Stability Research Council/North American Steel Construction Conference, St. Louis, MO, April 16-20, 2013.

Wang, W. H.; Battistini, A. D.; Helwig, T. A.; Engelhardt, M. D.; and Frank, K. H., “Cross Frame Stiffness Study by Using Full Size Laboratory Test and Computer Models,” Proceedings of Structural Stability Research Council/North American Steel Construction Conference, Grapevine, TX, April 17-21, 2012.

Battistini, A. D.; Wang, W. H.; Helwig, T. A.; Engelhardt, M. D.; and Frank, K. H., “Comparison of the Stiffness Properties for Various Cross Frame Members and Connections,” Proceedings of Structural Stability Research Council/North American Steel Construction Conference, Grapevine, TX, April 17-21, 2012.

Quadrato, C. E.; Battistini, A. D.; Frank, K. H.; Helwig, T. A.; and Engelhardt, M. D., “Improved Cross-Frame Connection Details for Steel Bridges with Skewed Supports,” Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2200, Washington, D.C., 2010.

Quadrato, C. E.; Battistini, A. D.; and Helwig, T. A., “Improved Cross Frame Connection Details for Steel Bridges with Skewed Supports,” International Colloquium on Stability and Ductility of Steel Structures.  Rio de Janeiro: 2010.