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ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 106
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping and P. Iványi
Paper 123

MuDI: A Multilevel Damage Identification Platform

G. Acunzo1, S. Gabriele2, D. Spina3 and C. Valente1

1Department of Engineering and Geology, "G. d'Annunzio" University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy
2LaMS - Modelling and Simulation Lab, "Roma Tre" University, Italy
3Department of Civil Protection, Seismic and Volcanic Risk Office, Italy

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
G. Acunzo, S. Gabriele, D. Spina, C. Valente, "MuDI: A Multilevel Damage Identification Platform", in B.H.V. Topping, P. Iványi, (Editors), "Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology", Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, UK, Paper 123, 2014. doi:10.4203/ccp.106.123
Keywords: damage identification, multilevel methods, multilevel damage identification platform..

This paper present the ideas and methods that are behind the development of a multilevel damage identification platform (MuDI). The need to develop the platform is a consequence of the collaboration of some of the authors with the Italian Department of Civil Protection, that has a large project named Seismic Observatory of Structures, in which more than a hundred permanent dynamic monitoring systems have been installed on strategic civil structures and infrastructures in those Italian regions prone to seismic risk. The "multilevel" attribute refers to the use of a cascade of different methods, endowed with different capabilities and robustness in detecting, quantifying and localizing the damage. The aim of the work, described in the paper, is not only to discuss the present state of the MuDI platform, providing implementation choices and validation examples, but also to propose sharing and further development of the MuDI platform with other researchers.

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