Structural Identification and Health Monitoring on the Historical Architectural Heritage
Architectural heritage is a resource and a fundamental part of the cultural European background; it also causes concern, due to the huge investment needed to maintain it, or even to repair it after environmental injuries. The Author is general coordinator of an Italian National research project aimed to formulate new guidelines for structural health monitoring and survey of historical and monumental structures. The Project programme traces a general strategy to build maintenance related monitoring procedures, to face the problems of data uncertainties, to propose robust approaches. This paper shows the general path traced for that project, just now at its start-up phase, but the main attention is addressed to the robust approaches to dynamic testing and model updating.
L. Garibaldi, C. Surace, K. Holford and W.M. Ostachowicz
A. de Stefano "Structural Identification and Health Monitoring on the Historical Architectural Heritage ", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 347, pp. 37-54, 2007