An extensive research program is currently in progress to assess the structural condition of the bell-tower of the Church Santa Maria del Carrobiolo in Monza, Italy and to address the preservation of the historic building. The research program was consequent to the direct survey of the tower, carried out within a wide cataloguing activity of the main religious buildings in Monza and highlighting a weak structural layout of the bell-tower. The paper presents the main results of the investigation program performed to date and including: (a) documentary research, systematic visual inspection on site and experimental evaluation of the fundamental period of the tower, carried out using an industrially engineered microwave interferometer; (b) installation of a static monitoring system aimed at surveying the opening of the main cracks, possibly related to the recent construction of an underground car park in the close neighbourhood of the church; (c) dynamic tests in operational conditions, performed using conventional high-sensitivity accelerometers with the twofold objective of validating a FE model of the tower and implementing the installation of a continuous dynamic monitoring system.
|Titolo:||Pre-diagnostic prompt investigation and static monitoring of a historic bell-tower|
|Autori interni:||SAISI, ANTONELLA ELIDE|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Rivista:||CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.1 Articolo in Rivista|