Risorse bibliografiche
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoria
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativa
Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2019/2020
Scuola Scuola di Ingegneria Civile, Ambientale e Territoriale
Docente Dal Lago Bruno Alberto , Reguzzoni Mirko
Cfu 10.00 Tipo insegnamento Corso Integrato

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Insegnamento

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

The aim of the course is to provide students with the following skills:

  • basic knowledge and management of testing equipment, instrumentation and software

  • test modalities and protocols associated to earthquake engineering

  • principles of scale theory

  • design of tests and interpretation of results

  • simplified methods for quick seismic performance prediction

  • photogrammetric techniques supporting testing activities

  • geodetic techniques for crustal deformation surveying

  • mathematical modelling of the surveyed deformations and strains

Risultati di apprendimento attesi

Cognitive skills

  • knowledge needed to address and supervise a seismic test

  • knowledge needed for the design of a seismic test
  • knowledge of close-range photogrammetry, as a possible surveying technique for a seismic test

  • knowledge of satellite systems for crustal deformation surveying


Practical and subject specific skills

  • ability to analyse test data

  • ability to predict the seismic performance of non-linear structures under seismic testing

  • ability to design and implement a photogrammetric survey to observe object deformations

  • ability to model a time series of point coordinates using proper mathematical tools


Communication skills

  • ability to discuss about subjects related to testing and surveying in Earthquake Engineering

  • ability to write a report about the performed testing and surveying activities

  • ability to comment the results of the data analysis

  • ability to communicate with industry experts


Learning abilities

  • ability to read, understand and criticise technical documents about experimental testing activities related to Earthquake Engineering
  • ability to read, understand and criticise technical documents about photogrammetric/geodetic surveying activities related to Earthquake Engineering

Argomenti trattati

Testing in Earthquake Engineering


  • Local, sub-assembly and full assembly testing
  • Theory of scaling
  • Recalls from testing instrumentation, hardware and software
  • Quasi-static monotonic testing and tilting tables
  • Quasi-static cyclic testing
  • Dynamic impulse testing
  • Dynamic harmonic testing
  • Dynamic random excitation testing
  • Seismic shaking table testing
  • Seismic pseudo-dynamic testing
  • Geotechnical centrifuge testing
  • Geological testing techniques
  • Seismic devices testing
  • Analytical simplified methods for fast seismic response evaluation of non-linear structures
  • Sub-structuring and innovative data acquisition techniques


Surveying in Earthquake Engineering


Testing by photogrammetric surveying techniques

  • Basics of analytical and digital photogrammetry
  • Orientation and restitution by bundle block adjustment
  • Dense point cloud computation and interpolation
  • Orthophoto computation


Crustal deformation surveying by satellite geodetic techniques

  • Basics of GPS/GNSS techniques
  • Surveying by GPS/GNSS permanent or semi-permanent network
  • Surveying by GPS/GNSS low cost devices
  • Co-seismic surveying by GPS/GNSS high-frequency data
  • Basics of SAR interferometry techniques
  • Surveying of stable natural reflectors or permanent scatterers


Time series analysis of repeated surveys

  • Deterministic modelling (trends, harmonic oscillations, etc.)
  • Residual stochastic modelling by collocation
  • Spatial correlation modelling by principal component analysis
  • Statistical tests on the estimated model and deformations
  • Computation of the deformation field and stress tensors


Students are expected to know the basics of mathematics, statistics, mechanics of materials and structural design.

Modalità di valutazione

The exam consists in an oral test, which is split into two parts: one for the testing subjects and one for the surveying subjects. The overall mark is the mean between the marks acquired in the two parts. Students can access the oral test upon delivery of homeworks.

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaK. Kraus, Fotogrammetria, Editore: Levrotto & Bella, Anno edizione: 1998, ISBN: 978888218028

traduzione di S. Dequal

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaK. Kraus, Photogrammetry - Volume 1: Fundamentals and Standard Processes, Editore: Dümmler, Anno edizione: 1997, ISBN: 3427786846

translated by P. Stewardson

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaK. Kraus, Photogrammetry - Volume 2: Advanced Methods and Applications, Editore: Dümmler, Anno edizione: 1997, ISBN: 3427786943

translated by P. Stewardson

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaK. Kraus, Photogrammetry - Geometry from Images and Laser Scans, Editore: Walter De Gruyter, Anno edizione: 2007, ISBN: 9783110190076

translated by I. Harley and S. Kyle

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaT. Luhmann, S. Robson, S. Kyle and I. Harley, Close Range Photogrammetry - Principles, Techniques and Applications, Editore: Whittles Publishing, Anno edizione: 2006, ISBN: 9781870325509
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaP.J.G. Teunissen and A. Kleusberg, GPS for Geodesy, Editore: Springer-Verlag, Anno edizione: 1998, ISBN: 9783642720130
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaB. Hofmann-Wellenhof, H. Lichtenegger and J. Collins, Global Positioning System, Editore: Springer-Verlag, Anno edizione: 2001, ISBN: 9783211835340
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaB. Hofmann-Wellenhof, H. Lichtenegger and E. Wasle, GNSS - Global Navigation Satellite Systems, Editore: Springer-Verlag, Anno edizione: 2008, ISBN: 9783211730126
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaG. Colosimo, VADASE: Variometric Approach for Displacement Analysis Stand-alone Engine, Editore: Università di Roma, La Sapienza, Anno edizione: 2012 http://www.vadase.eu/

Ph.D. Thesis

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaS. Buckley, Radar interferometry measurement of land subsidence, Editore: Center for Space Research, Austin, TX, Anno edizione: 2000, ISBN: 9780493350370
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaA. Ferretti, A. Monti-Guarnieri, C. Prati and F. Rocca, InSAR Principles: Guidelines for SAR Interferometry Processing and Interpretation, Editore: ESA Publications, ESTEC, Anno edizione: 2007, ISBN: 9290922338
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaA. Papoulis, Signal Analysis, Editore: McGraw-Hill, Anno edizione: 1977, ISBN: 0070484600
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaI.T. Jolliffe, Principal Component Analysis, Editore: Springer-Verlag, Anno edizione: 2002, ISBN: 9781441929990
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaH. Wackernagel, Multivariate Geostatistics: An Introduction with Applications, Editore: Springer-Verlag, Anno edizione: 2003, ISBN: 9783642079115

Software utilizzato
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Forme didattiche
Tipo Forma Didattica Ore di attività svolte in aula
Ore di studio autonome
Laboratorio Informatico
Laboratorio Sperimentale
Laboratorio Di Progetto
Totale 100:00 150:00

Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
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Disponibilità di materiale didattico/slides in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di libri di testo/bibliografia in lingua inglese
Possibilità di sostenere l'esame in lingua inglese
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Note Docente
Lecture notes and slides can be downloaded from the BeeP online platform.
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