Safety of the Architectural Heritage: Structural Assessment of the Zuccaro’s Tower in Mantua

  • Antonella SaisiEmail author
  • Stefania Terenzoni
  • Antonello Ruccolo
  • Carmelo Gentile
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The paper focuses on the experimental procedures adopted for assessing the structural condition of the Zuccaro’s Tower situated in Mantua. A research program was planned and included historic and documentary research, direct survey and dynamic tests in operational conditions. The paper reports the outcomes of a wide multi-disciplinary research and underlines the strategic importance of direct visual survey (indicating the regions affected by major discontinuities) and dynamic tests (revealing anomalous warping distortion of the tower’s cross-sections) in the preliminary assessment of the ancient structure.


Tower Structural assessment Historical research Stratigraphic survey Ambient vibration test 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonella Saisi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Stefania Terenzoni
    • 2
  • Antonello Ruccolo
    • 1
  • Carmelo Gentile
    • 1
  1. 1.Department ABCPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  2. 2.MantuaItaly

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