Barbato, Michele


Journal Papers

  • Bigdeli Y, Barbato M, Lofton CD, Gutierrez-Wing MT, and Rusch KA (2020). “Mechanical properties and performance under laboratory and field conditions of a lightweight fluorogypsum-based blend for economic artificial-reef construction.” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (ASCE), 32(7): 04020172.
  • Kumar N and Barbato M (2019). “A new constitutive model for interface elements in finite element modeling of masonry.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics (ASCE), 145(5): 04019022.
  • Vieira DZ, Barbato M and Hu D (2018). “Constitutive model of concrete simultaneously confined by FRP and steel for finite element analysis of FRP-confined reinforced concrete columns.” Journal of Composites for Construction (ASCE), 22(6):04018064.
  • Rizzo F, Barbato M and Sepe V (2018). “Peak factor statistics of wind effects for hyperbolic paraboloid roofs.” Engineering Structures, 173:313-330.
  • Lofton CD, Barbato M, Bigdeli Y, Jung J, Jang J, Rusch KA and Gutierrez-Wing MT (2018). “Estimating sulfate effective diffusion coefficients of stabilized fluorogypsum for aquatic applications.” Journal of Environmental Engineering (ASCE), 144(9):04018083.
  • Bigdeli Y, Barbato M, Gutierrez-Wing MT, Lofton CD, Rusch KA, Jung J and Jang J (2018). “Development of new pH-adjusted fluorogypsum-cement-fly ash blends: Preliminary investigation of strength and durability properties.” Construction and Building Materials, 182:646-656.
  • Kumar N, Barbato M and Holton R (2018). “Feasibility study of affordable earth masonry housing in the US Gulf Coast.” Journal of Architectural Engineering (ASCE), 24(2):04018009.
  • Bigdeli Y, Barbato M, Gutierrez-Wing MT and Lofton CD# (2018). “Use of slurry fluorogypsum (FG) with controlled pH-adjustment in FG-based blends.” Construction and Building Materials, 163:160-168.
  • Bruneau M, Barbato M, Padgett JE, Zaghi AE, Mitrani-Reiser J and Li Y (2017). “State-of-the-art on multihazard design.” Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE), 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001893. 143(10), October 2017.
  • Unnikrishnan VU and Barbato M (2017). “Multi-hazard interaction effects on the performance of low-rise wood-frame housing in hurricane-prone regions.” Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE), 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001797. 143(8), August 2017.
  • Zaghi AE, Padgett JE, Bruneau M, Barbato M, Li Y, Mitrani-Reiser J and McBride A (2016). “Forum Paper: Establishing common nomenclature, characterizing the problem, and identifying future opportunities in multi-hazard design.” Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE), 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001586, H2516001, 142(12), December 2016.
  • Tubaldi E, Freddi F and Barbato M (2016). “Probabilistic seismic demand model for pounding risk assessment.” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 45:1743–1758
  • Li Y, Conte JP and Barbato M (2016). “Influence of time-varying frequency content in earthquake ground motions on seismic response of linear elastic systems.” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 45(8):1271–1291.
  • Unnikrishnan VU and Barbato M (2016). “Performance-based comparison of different storm mitigation techniques for residential buildings.” Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE),1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001469, 04016011, 142(6), June 2016.
  • Tubaldi E#Barbato M and Dall’Asta A (2016). “Efficient approach for the reliability-based design of linear damping devices for seismic protection of buildings.” ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering, 10.1061/AJRUA6.0000858, C4015009, 2(2), June 2016.
  • Barbato M and Conte JP (2014). “Time-variant reliability analysis of linear elastic systems subjected to fully-nonstationary stochastic excitations.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics (ASCE), 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0000895, 04014173, 141(6), June 2015.
  • Tubaldi E, Barbato M and Dall’Asta A (2014). “Performance-based seismic risk assessment for buildings equipped with linear and nonlinear viscous dampers.” Engineering Structures, 78:90–99.
  • Alphonso TC and Barbato M (2014). “Experimental fragility curves for aluminum storm panels subject to windborne debris impact.” Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics, 134:44–55.
  • Hu D and Barbato M (2014). “Simple and efficient finite element modeling of reinforced concrete columns confined with fiber reinforced polymer laminates.” Engineering Structures, 72:113-122.
  • Gilford J III, Hassan MH, Rupnow T, Barbato M, Okeil A and Asadi S. (2014). “Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) and sodium silicate microencapsulation for self-healing of concrete.” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (ASCE), 26(5):886–896.
  • Shelton TW, Ehrgott JQ Jr, Moral RJ and Barbato M (2014). “Experimental and numerical investigation of the ground shock coupling factor for near-surface detonations.” Shock and Vibration, 2014, Article ID 789202.
  • Barbato M, Zona A and Conte JP (2014). “Probabilistic nonlinear response analysis of steel-concrete composite beams.” Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE), 140(1):04013034.
  • Barbato M and Tubaldi E (2013). “A probabilistic performance-based approach for mitigating the seismic pounding risk between adjacent buildings.” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 42(8):1203-1219.
  • Barbato M, Petrini F, Unnikrishnan VU, and Ciampoli M (2013). “Performance-Based Hurricane Engineering (PBHE) framework.” Structural Safety, 45:24-35.
  • Zona A, Barbato M and Fragiacomo M (2012). “Finite element model updating and probabilistic analysis of timber-concrete composite beams.” Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE), 138(7):899-910.
  • Gu Q, Barbato M, Conte JP, Gill P and McKenna F (2012). “OpenSees-SNOPT framework for finite element-based optimization.” Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE), 138(6):822-834.
  • Ghazizadeh S, Barbato M and Tubaldi E (2012). “A new analytical solution of the first-passage reliability problem for linear oscillators.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics (ASCE), 138(6):695-706.
  • Herbin AH and Barbato M (2012). “Fragility curves for building envelope components subject to windborne debris impact.” Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics, 107-108:285-298.
  • Tubaldi E, Barbato M and Dall’Asta A (2012). “Influence of model parameter uncertainty on seismic response and vulnerability of steel-concrete composite bridges with dual load path.” Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE), 138(3):363-374.
  • Tubaldi E, Barbato M and Ghazizadeh S (2012). “A probabilistic performance-based risk assessment approach for seismic pounding with efficient application to linear systems.” Structural Safety, 36–37:14–22.        
  • Deng L, Cai SC and Barbato M (2011). “Reliability-based dynamic impact factor for prestressed concrete girder bridges.” Journal of Bridge Engineering (ASCE), 16(6):872-880.
  • Barbato M and Conte JP (2011). “Structural reliability applications of nonstationary spectral characteristics.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics (ASCE), 137(5):371-382.
  • Barbato M, Gu Q and Conte JP (2010). “Probabilistic pushover analysis of structural and soil-structure systems.” Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE), 136(11):1330-1341.
  • Barbato M, Gu Q, and Conte JP (2010). “A new multidimensional visualization technique for limit-state surfaces in nonlinear finite element reliability analysis.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics (ASCE), 136(11):1390-1400.
  • Tubaldi E, Barbato M and Dall’Asta A (2010). “Transverse seismic response of continuous steel-concrete composite bridges exhibiting dual load path.” Earthquake and Structures, 1(1):21-41.
  • Zona A, Barbato M, Dall’Asta A and Dezi L (2010). “Probabilistic analysis for design assessment of continuous steel-concrete composite girders.” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 66(7):897-905.
  • Barbato M and Vasta M (2010). “Closed-form solutions for the time-variant spectral characteristics of non-stationary random processes.” Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, 25(1):9-17.
  • Gu Q, Barbato M and Conte JP (2009). “Handling of constraints in finite element response sensitivity analysis.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics (ASCE), 135(12):1427-1438.
  • Barbato M (2009). “Efficient finite element modelling of reinforced concrete beams retrofitted with fibre reinforced polymers.” Computers and Structures, 87(3-4):167-176.
  • Barbato M and Conte JP (2008). “Spectral characteristics of non-stationary random processes: theory and applications to linear structural models.” Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, 23(4):416-426.
  • Zona A, Barbato M and Conte JP (2008). “Nonlinear seismic response analysis of steel-concrete composite frames.” Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE), 134(6):986-997.
  • Barbato M, Zona A and Conte JP (2007). “Finite element response sensitivity analysis using three-field mixed formulation: general theory and application to frame structures.” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 69(1):114-161.
  • Barbato M and Conte JP (2006). “Finite element structural response sensitivity and reliability analyses using smooth versus non-smooth material constitutive models.” International Journal of Reliability and Safety, 1(1-2):3-39.
  • Zona A, Barbato M and Conte JP (2006). “Finite element response sensitivity analysis of continuous steel-concrete composite girders.” Steel and Composite Structures, an International Journal, 6(3):183-202.
  • Zona A, Barbato M and Conte JP (2005). “Finite element response sensitivity analysis of steel-concrete composite beams with deformable shear connection.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics (ASCE), 131(11):1126-1139.
  • Barbato M and Conte JP (2005). “Finite element response sensitivity analysis: a comparison between force-based and displacement-based frame element models.” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 194(12-16):1479-1512.
  • Conte JP, Barbato M and Spacone E (2004). “Finite element response sensitivity analysis using force-based frame models.” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 59(13):1781-1820.


Technical Notes/Short Communications/Discussions

  • Tubaldi E and Barbato M (2015). “Discussion: ‘Probabilistic risk analysis of structural impact in seismic events for linear and nonlinear systems’ by G. Chase, F. Boyer, G. W. Rodgers, G. Labrosse, and G. A. MacRae, Earthquake Engng Struct. Dyn. 2014; 43:1565–1580.” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 44:491–493.
  • Barbato M and Conte JP (2013). “Discussion of ‘Evaluation of Force-Based Frame Element Response Sensitivity Formulations’ by M. H. Scott, J. Struct. Eng., January 2012, Vol.138, No.1, pp. 72-80.” Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE), 139(6):1093-1095.


  • Barbato M, Li Y and Padgett JE (2017). “Special Collection on Recent Advances in Assessment and Mitigation of Multiple Hazards.” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001862, 143(9).
  • Barbato M and Vasta, M. (2016). “Special Issue on Stochastic Dynamics and Reliability Analysis of Structural Systems Subject to Environmental Excitations.” ASCE-ASME J. Risk Uncertainty Eng. Syst., Part A: Civ. Eng., 10.1061/AJRUA6.0000871, C2016001.
  • Barbato M, Palmeri A and Petrini F (2014). “Special Issue on Performance-Based Engineering.” Engineering Structures, 78:1-2.


  • Barbato M, Bigdeli Y, Gutierrez-Wing MT and Lofton CD (2020). “High-strength concrete-like fluorogypsum-based blends and production methods.” US Patent #10,865,147, issued on 12/15/2020.

Book Chapters

  • Unnikrishnan V and Barbato M (2016). “Performance-Based Hurricane Engineering: A multi-hazard approach.” Chapter 16 in “Multi-hazard Approaches to Civil Infrastructure Engineering.” P Gardoni, J.M. LaFave, Editors, Springer, ISBN: 978-3-319-29713-2.
  • Tubaldi E and Barbato M (2013). “Stochastic analysis of the risk of seismic pounding between adjacent buildings.” Chapter 18 in “Computational Methods in Stochastic Dynamics: Vol.2.” M. Papadrakakis, G. Stefanou, V. Papadopoulos Editors, Springer, ISBN: 978-94-007-5134-7.
  • Barbato M (2011). “Use of time-variant spectral characteristics of nonstationary random processes in structural reliability and earthquake engineering applications.” Chapter 4 in “Computational Methods in Stochastic Dynamics.” M Papadrakakis, G Stefanou, V Papadopoulos Editors, Computational Methods in Applied Science Series, E. Onate Series Editor, Springer, ISBN: 978-90-481-9986-0.
  • Conte JP, Barbato M and Quan Gu (2008). “Finite element response sensitivity, probabilistic response and reliability analyses.” Chapter 2 in “Computational Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering: Vol.2.” M Papadrakakis, DC Charmpis, Y Tsompanakis, ND Lagaros Editors, Structures & Infrastructures Series, DM Frangopol Series Editor, Taylor and Francis, ISBN: 978-04-154-5261-8.

Technical Reports     

  • Arce GA, Hassan MM, Gutierrez-Wing MT and Barbato M (2019). “Use of Bagasse Ash as a Concrete Additive for Road Pavement Applications.” No. 18CLSU03, Transportation Consortium of South Central States (Tran-SET), Baton Rouge, LA (USA).
  • Barbato M and Hassan M (2013). “Improving the Self-Healing Properties of Concrete Materials by Using Composite Actions with Fiber Reinforced Polymers.” No. 11-12, Gulf Coast Research Center for Evacuation and Transportation Resiliency, Baton Rouge, LA (USA).
  • ASCE/AWEA (2011). “Recommended Practice for Compliance of Large Land-based Wind Turbine Support Structures.” ASCE/AWEA RP2011, Washington, DC (USA) – Contributing member.
  • Barbato M, Bowman ME and Herbin AH (2010). “Performance of Buried Pipe Installation.” No. FHWA/LA.10/467, LTRC Project No. 08-6GT, Baton Rouge, LA (USA).
  • Barbato M and Conte JP (2010). “Spectral Characteristics of Non-Stationary Random Processes: Theory and Applications to Linear Structural Models.” No. SSRP-07/23, Dept. of Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego (La Jolla, California, USA).
  • Gu Q, Barbato M, and Conte JP (2010). “Probabilistic Push-Over Response Analysis of Structural and/or Geotechnical Systems.” No. SSRP-10/01, Dept. of Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego (La Jolla, California, USA)
  • Tubaldi E, Barbato M and Dall’Asta A (2009). “Parametric Study of Continuous Steel-Concrete Composite Bridges Exhibiting Dual Load Path”. No. CEE-07-2009, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Louisiana State University and A&M College (Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA).
  • Zona A, Barbato M and Conte JP (2007). “Nonlinear Seismic Response Analysis of Steel-Concrete Composite Frames.” No. SSRP-07/11, Dept. of Structural Engineering, University of California at San Diego (La Jolla, California, USA).
  • Zona A, Barbato M and Conte JP (2006). “Finite Element Response Sensitivity Analysis of Steel-Concrete Composite Structures.” No. SSRP-04/02, Dept. of Structural Engineering, University of California at San Diego (La Jolla, California, USA).