Problems in Structural Identification and Diagnostics: General Aspects and Applications

MURST Project n. MM08342598 — COFIN 2000

  • Cesare Davini
  • Erasmo Viola

Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 471)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages ii-viii
  2. Ivan Bartoli, Antonio di Leo, Erasmo Viola
    Pages 1-15
  3. Barbara Bonfiglioli, Giovanni Pascale
    Pages 47-57
  4. Maurizio De Angelis, Vincenzo Sepe, Danilo Capecchi
    Pages 59-72
  5. Mario Di Paola, Cristiano Bilello
    Pages 101-115
  6. Elena Ferretti, Antonio Di Leo, Erasmo Viola
    Pages 117-131
  7. Elena Ferretti, Antonio Di Leo, Erasmo Viola
    Pages 133-147
  8. Cristina Gentilini, Erasmo Viola
    Pages 149-162
  9. Antonino Morassi
    Pages 163-177
  10. Patrizia Riccit, Erasmo Violat, Aldino Pivat, Lucio Nobilet
    Pages 179-193
  11. Francesco Vinciprova, Orlando Maeso Fortuny, Juan José Aznárez, Giuseppe Oliveto
    Pages 195-227
  12. Giuseppe Oliveto, Giuseppe Buda, Pietro Sciacca
    Pages 229-253

About this book


The volume collects papers illustrating the work done within a research project on structural identification and diagnostics. The papers deal with problems taken from civil engineering applications and cover various topics or aspects in this field. The focus is mainly addressed to dynamic identification techniques. In a field like that of inverse problems, where the lack of a satisfactory framework of general properties may obstruct applications to practical problems, the book offers a collection of simple case studies where numerical simulation and experimental measurements are combined to get diagnostic information. It’s worth mentioning a paper that specifically confines to crack detection in beams and rods and establishes a series of rigorously proved results that may turn useful in damage detection. In particular, the paper provides the answer to a recently raised question as to the minimal number of frequency measurements needed in order to localise the crack.


Engineering Mechanics Process Mechanics Structural Mechanics boundary element method damage material mechanics structural mechanics Tower vibration

Editors and affiliations

  • Cesare Davini
    • 1
  • Erasmo Viola
    • 2
  1. 1.University of UdineItaly
  2. 2.University of BolognaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information CISM Udine 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-20492-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-2536-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0254-1971
  • Series Online ISSN 2309-3706
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