Title: Some laser-scanner applications in structural analysis

Authors: Claudio Alessandri; Vincenzo Mallardo

Addresses: Department of Engineering, University of Ferrara, via Saragat 1, 44121 Ferrara, Italy ' Department of Architecture, University of Ferrara, via Quartieri 8, 44121 Ferrara, Italy

Abstract: In the present work, the authors intend to describe some recent experiences in the application of the laser scanner technique to the structural analysis. Three main examples are provided, the former involves a typical Renaissance palace in Ferrara, the second one is developed in the framework of the damage analysis carried out for the Nativity Church in Bethlehem, and the latter deals with the non-destructive testing of a common historical masonry building in Ferrara. In such examples the laser scanner data acquisition is mainly aimed at investigating the structural behaviour and not at the geometrical representation. The contribution ends with some comments on the current open issues.

Keywords: laser scanner; data acquisition; structural analysis; structural monitoring.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMRI.2019.096827

International Journal of Masonry Research and Innovation, 2019 Vol.4 No.1/2, pp.4 - 13

Available online: 13 Nov 2018 *

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