Preliminary study of an ancient earthquake-proof construction technique monitoring by an innovative structural health monitoring system

Carmelo Scuro, Domenico Luca Carnì, Francesco Lamonaca, Renato Sante Olivito, Gabriele Milani


The historical and cultural heritage analysis of the Italian territory is of primary importance, because this territory is one of the richest in the world and can enrich our knowledge in different field. In fact, in the field of structural engineering, a new discovery was made in Calabria, in the south of Italy. By investigating various architectural treatises related to earthquake-proof constructions, new knowledge was ganed by analyzing buildings made with fictile tubules bricks. One of them is an unprecedented anti-seismic construction widespread in southern Calabria and patented by Pasquale Frezza.

In order to avoid the collapses of these structures, in this work, an innovative method to monitor and obtain the mechanical properties of these structures in real time, minimizing measurement uncertainty is proposed.

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