Value of Information of SHM

Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) techniques enable continuously acquiring real-time information that can support asset management decisions. Despite the several advantages provided by the availability of continuously updated information, the adoption of these systems still encounters difficulties to be implemented at a large scale due to their perceived high cost and the difficulty to estimate the return on investment before their implementation. The Value of Information (VoI) analysis from Bayesian decision analysis can be used to quantify the benefits associated with vibration-based monitoring SHM information in supporting the selection of optimal asset management actions. The activity of the research group in this field has been mainly devoted to the quantification of the VoI from SHM to support the selection of optimal emergency management actions such as restrictions of traffic on bridges and networks of bridges during floods or seismic events and evacuation of buildings after an earthquake. The impact of structural deterioration and possible deterioration of the SHM system on the VoI is currently being investigated.



Journal Papers

F. Giordano, S. Quqa, and M. P. Limongelli, (2022). The value of monitoring a structural health monitoring system. Submitted

Giordano P.F., Turksezer, Z.I., Previtali M., Limongelli, M.P. (2022). Damage detection on a historic iron bridge using satellite DInSAR data. SHM Journal. Structural Health Monitoring 2022, Vol. 0(0) 1–21. DOI: 10.1177/14759217211054350

Giordano P-F., Iacovino C., Quqa Q., Limongelli M.P. (2022). The value of seismic structural health monitoring for post-earthquake building evacuation. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering. Accepted

Iannacone L., Giordano P.F., Gardoni P., Limongelli, M.P. (2021). Quantifying the value of information from inspecting and monitoring engineering systems subject to gradual and shock deterioration. Struct Health Monit 2022;21(1):72-89. (JCR Impact factor: 4.87)

Giordano P. F., Limongelli M. P. (2020) The value of structural health monitoring in seismic emergency management of bridges, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, DOI: 10.1080/15732479.2020.1862251. (JCR Impact Factor 2.62)

Giordano P.F, Prendergast Luke J., Limongelli, M.P., (2020) “A framework for assessing the value of information for health monitoring of scoured bridges” J Civil Struct Health Monit  (DOI: 10.1007/s13349-020-00398-0). (JCR Impact factor: 2.45)


Conference Papers

Giordano P.F., Quqa S., Limongelli M.P. (2022) Impact of decision scenarios on the Value of Seismic Structural Health Monitoring. 10th European Conference on Structural Health Monitoring. Palermo. July 4-7, 2022. Accepted

Iannacone L., Giordano P. F., Gardoni P., Limongelli M. P. (2022). A renewal theory formulation for the quantification of the benefits of structural health monitoring doi:10.1007/978-3-030-91877-4_33

Thons S., Irman A.A., Limongelli M.P. (2021). On uncertainty, decision values, and innovation. ICUME. 4th International Conference on Uncertainty in Mechanical Engineering. Darmstadt, Germany. June 7-8 (2021). doi:10.1007/978-3-030-77256-7_20

Giordano P.F., Limongelli M.P. (2021) The value of seismic structural health monitoring for road bridges. SHMII-10 Porto. June 30- July 2, 2021.

Giordano P.F., Iannacone L., Limongelli M.P., Gardoni P. (2020) Value of Information analysis for degrading engineering systems. Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2020, 671-678. doi:10.1201/9780429343292-87

Giordano P.F., Prendergast L. J., Limongelli M. P. (2020). Impact of climate change on the Value of Information for bridges at risk of scour. Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2020, 435-442. doi:10.1201/9780429343292-55

Iannacone L., Gardoni P., Giordano P.F., Limongelli M.P. (2019), “Decision making based on the Value of Information of different inspection methods”, 12th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Stanford, California (USA), 1479-1486. ISBN: 978-160595601-5

Giordano P.F., Miraglia S., Limongelli M.P (2019). The benefit of permanent monitoring for seismic emergency management. SHMII-9th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructures. 400-405. St Louis, Missouri. August 4-7, 2019.

Limongelli M.P., Miraglia S., Fathi A. (2019). The Value of visual inspections for emergency management of bridges under seismic hazard. IALCCE. Ghent, October 2018. ISBN: 978-113862633-1.

Limongelli M.P., Omenzetter P., Yazgan U., Soyoz S. (2017). Quantifying the value of monitoring for post-earthquake emergency management of bridges Procs 39th IABSE Symposium – Engineering the Future September 21-23 2017, Vancouver, Canada

Thöns S. Limongelli M.P., Mandic Ivankovic A., Val D., Chryssanthopoulos M., Lombaert G., Döhler M., Straub D., Chatzi E., Köhler J., Wenzel H., Sørensen J. (2017). Progress of the COST Action TU1402 on the Quantification of the Value of Structural Health Monitoring. Proc of the IWSHM 2017. The 11th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring. September 12-14, 2017, Stanford, California, USA.

Omenzetter P., Limongelli M.P., Yazgan U., Soyoz S. (2017). Quantifying the value of SHM for emergency management of bridges at-risk from seismic damage based on their performance indicators. Procs of the JOINT COST TU1402 – COST TU1406 – IABSE WC1 WORKSHOP: The Value of Structural Health Monitoring for the Reliable Bridge Management. DOI:

Omenzetter P., Limongelli M.P., Yazgan U., (2016). Quantifying the value of seismic monitoring. 8th European Workshop On Structural Health Monitoring (EWSHM 2016), pp. 510-519. 5-8 July 2016, Spain, Bilbao.


Special issue

Thons S., Limongelli M.P., Zonta D., Dagang L. (2019). Structural Health Monitoring: A Value of Information Perspective ‘ on Structural Health Monitoring Journal. Sage editor