15640 - Structural Monitoring

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Cesena
  • Corso: Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Architecture (cod. 0881)

Learning outcomes

The course consists in Learning methods relating to Non Destructive Tecniques (NDT), Semi-Destructive and Destructive Tests, with particular reference to the diagnosis of reinfoced concrete, steel, masonry and wooden structures. The analysis aims to determine mechanical and phisical properties of such materials.

Course contents

Measures and instrumentations
Control of Materials properties
Structural investigation
Laboratory structural testing
On site structural testing on concrete, masonry, wood
Non-destructive testing on concrete, masonry, wood
Structural monitoring


G. Menditto – S. Menditto: “Indagini semidistruttive e non distruttive nell'ingegneria civile: disciplina tecnica, applicativa e normativa”, Pitagora, Bologna, 2008.

G. Pascale: “Diagnostica a ultrasuoni per l'edilizia: costruzioni civili – beni culturali”, Flaccovio, Palermo, 2008.

R. Pucinotti: “Patologia e diagnostica del cemento armato”, Flaccovio, Palermo, 2005.

E. Ruggerone: “Diagnostica strutturale”, Flaccovio, Palermo, 2005.

A. Bray, V. Vicentini: “Meccanica sperimentale – misure ed analisi delle sollecitazioni”, Levrotto e Bella, Torino.

J.W. Dally, W.F. Riley: “Experimental Stress Analysis”, McGraw-Hill, 1991.

A. Ajovalasit: “Estensimetri elettrici a resistenza”, Aracne, Roma, 2006.

V.M. Malhotra, N.J. Carino: “Handbook on Nondestructive Testing of Concrete”, CRC Press, USA, 2004.

F. Ansari: “Fiber optic sensors for construction materials and bridges”, Technomic, Lancaster, USA, 1998.

M.J. Sansalone, W.B. Street: “Impact-echo”, Bullbrier Press, Ithaca, N.Y., 1997.

J.H. Bungey, Non-destructive Testing in Civil Engineering, The British Institute NDT, 1993

Teaching methods

PPT presentations and practical activities

Assessment methods

Teaching activities include a series of collective reviews of the works in progress, after which students will present :a) a case-study b) an insight into some tests used in structural diagnostics.

To verify the achievement of learning outcomes, the following criteria will be applied.

A maximum score of 15 will be assigned to each presentation, sum of the following scores:

1) up to 5 for congruence between theoretical and practical aspects;

2) up to 5 for completeness and organization;

3) up to 5 for clarity, synthesis and effectiveness.

The final grade will be the sum of the two partial grades.

Teaching tools

Copies of ppt presentations will be delivered to the students trough the VIRTUALE web-site.

Office hours

See the website of Cristina Gentilini


Quality education Gender equality

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.