A Structural Health Monitoring Approach to Detect Damage in Historical Constructions
Maura Imbimbo is Associate Professor of Structural Analysis and Design at the University of Cassino. She received a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the University of Naples Federico II. From 1996 to 2003 she received fellowships and grants from the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research and from the Italian National Research Council (C.N.R.). During 2002 and 2003 she was visiting scholar at the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics of Columbia University. She is local responsible of the research project "R.C. structural elements strengthened in shear by FRP: theoretical and experimental modelling and structural health monitoring ", supported by the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research. She was member of the Scientific Committee for doctoral theses and the Tribunal for doctoral theses at the Departamento de Ingeniería de la Construcción, Unversitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain (2002-2003). She is author of more than 40 papers published on international technical journals and conference proceedings. Her main research studies are base isolation (modelling of the non linear behaviour of elastomeric bearings for base isolation, mixed f.e.m. for rubber-like material), composite materials (shear and flexural strengthening of reinforced concrete structural elements with composite sheets, strengthening of masonry arches with composite sheets), masonry structures (stabilization and stability of leaning towers, analyses of the safety conditions of the Colosseum in Rome), system identification (damage identification, reduced order models).