STAND4HERITAGE (New STANDards for seismic assessment of built cultural HERITAGE) ambitiously engages in introducing new standards for safeguarding built cultural heritage for the next generations, which is a major societal demand. Due to their large diversity, the accurate description of the structural behaviour of heritage buildings is still an open issue, particularly when subjected to earthquake ground motions.

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January 9

In the field of masonry, many researchers use numerical approaches to model the behaviour of the whole structure. Classically, there...

January 3

The S4H Team has recently presented two conference papers at the AGU Fall Meeting, 2021 (New Orleans, LA, 13-17 December...

December 19

In 1540, Michelangelo Buonarroti, amazed by the Santa Maria del Fiore’s dome proportions, confided: “I’m going to Rome to make...

November 13

The Historical and Masonry Structures (HMS) group of the Institute of Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering (ISISE), University of...

November 2

Dr Marco Funari has recently joined the S4H Team as Postdoctoral Researcher. Dr Funari also served as a postdoctoral researcher...

October 27

Mrs. Vadalà from Italy recently joined the S4H team as a Ph.D. student. Federica graduated from the University of Catania,...

October 18

Mr Szabo recently joined the S4H team as a PhD candidate. Simon is graduated from the Budapest University of Technology...

Latest Publications

An Equivalent Viscous Damping Proposal for Block-based Rocking Models
G. Vlachakis, C. Colombo, A. I. Giouvanidis, A. Mehrotra, N. Savalle, P. B. Lourenço
Conference Paper
Fast generative tool for masonry structures geometries
N. Savalle, E. Mousavian, C. Colombo, P. B. Lourenço
Conference Paper
Tilting tests for masonry structures: design and preliminary numerical modeling
C. Colombo, L. Fernandes, N. Savalle, P. B. Lourenço
Conference Paper

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