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Structural Monitoring and Maintenance
  Volume 3, Number 1, March 2016 , pages 71-90

Dynamic testing and health monitoring of historic and modern civil structures in Italy
Vincenzo Gattulli, Marco Lepidi and Francesco Potenza

    The paper reports a wide overview of the scientific activities on Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) in Italy. They are classified on three different conceptual scales: national territory (macro); regional area (medium); single structure (small). In the latter case differences have been pointed out between permanent installation and short-term experimental campaigns. A particular focus has been dedicated to applications devoted to cultural heritage which have an important historic, strategic and economic value for Italy. Two specific cases, the first related to the permanent monitoring of an historical Basilica and the second regarding the dynamic testing of a modern structure, have been presented as a basis for a general discussion.
Key Words
    structural health monitoring; system identification; cultural heritage; dynamics
Vincenzo Gattulli and Francesco Potenza: Department of Civil Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of L\'Aquila, Nucleo Industriale di Pile, 67100, L\'Aquila, Italy
Marco Lepidi: Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Genoa, Via Montallegro 1, 16145, Genoa, Italy


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