Luigi Gambarotta is Professor of Structural Engineering at the University of Genova. His fields of research include mechanics of materials, damage and fracture mechanics, mechanics of masonry structures and computational mechanics. He has worked extensively on constitutive modelling of brittle and frictional materials under repeated loading and on computational modelling of masonry structures under seismic actions. Chairman of the research project on Seismic Analysis of Masonry Structures in Historical Centres of the National Group for the Defence from Earthquakes GNDT (1997-2000). Chairman of the conference on Masonry Mechanics (Messina, 1996). He is member of the RILEM Technical Committee Computer Modelling of Mechanical Behaviour of Masonry Structures.


  • Gambarotta L., Monetto I. [2002] "Uniaxial compressive failure of brittle materials as instability of damaging microcracked solids", European Journal Mechanics of Solids, Vol. 21, pp. 121-132.
  • Brencich A., Gambarotta L. [2001] "Isotropic damage model with different tensile-compressive response for brittle materials", International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 38, pp. 5865-5892.
  • Gambarotta L., Monetto I. [1999] "On the dinamic approach to the out-of-plane seismic collapse of masonry walls", Proc. 8th North American Masonry Conference, Austin (Texas), Vol. 3D.2, pp. 1-12.
  • Gambarotta a S. Lagomarsino [1997] "Damage models for the seismic response of brick masonry shear walls. Part II the continuum model and its applications", Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, Vol. 26, pp. 441-462.