A large number of bridges all over the world date back to the 1950s and 1960s and are approaching, or are already beyond, the end of their design lifetime. Costs related to their maintenance reach quite a high percentage of the construction budget, and additional costs in terms of traffic delay are due to downtime related to inspection and maintenance interventions. Faced with increased constraints in financing maintenance interventions at a large scale, authorities, transport administrations, owners and managers require methods to support the allocation of resources in the most efficient way. An important step toward this goal would be a European wide coordinated and cooperative effort for the adoption of harmonized inspection and monitoring procedures across connecting transport networks. The research group is currently working on several aspects related to methods and tools for the acquisition of information to support bridge management systems. A large effort is being devoted to the analysis and comparison of the current guidelines and technical documents enforced in different countries to the aim of identifying differences and similarities toward the harmonization of practices. Furthermore, SHM standardization is also investigated by the research group in the realm of research projects with the goal of facilitating the achievement of consensus among stakeholders and build confidence and trust in this technology.
Pregnolato M., Prendergast L., Giordano P.F., Vardanega P.J., Limongelli M.P. (2022). A framework to assess the maturity level of risk-based approaches for bridge scour management: a review of nine methods. Submitted
Pregnolato M., Giordano P.F., Panici D., Prendergast L.J., Limongelli M.P. (2022). A comparison of the UK and Italian national risk-based guidelines for assessing hydraulic actions on bridges. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering. Accepted
Turksezer Z.I., Iacovino C., Giordano P.F., Limongelli M.P., Development and Implementation of Indicators to Assess Bridge Inspection Practices. ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management 147(12), pp. 1–14, 2021, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0002195.
Limongelli, M. P. (2020). SHM for informed management of civil structures and infrastructure. Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring, 10(5), 739–741. (Editorial). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13349-020-00439-8. (JCR Impact factor: 2.45)
Strauss, A., Kessler, S., Limongelli, M. P., & Bergmeister, K. (2020). Existing concrete structures: Life management, testing and structural health monitoring. (Editorial) Structural Concrete, 21(4), 1212. https://doi.org/10.1002/suco.202070042. (JCR Impact factor: 2.174)
Limongelli M.P, Chatzi E., Anzlin A. (2018). Condition assessment of roadway bridges: from performance parameters to performance goals. The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering 2018/13(4). ISSN 1822-427X/eISSN 1822-4288 2018 Volume 13 Issue 4: 345–356. https://doi.org/10.7250/bjrbe.2018-13.421
Prendergast Luke J., Limongelli M.P., Ademovic N., Anžlin A., Gavin K., Zanini M. (2018): Structural Health Monitoring for Performance Assessment of Bridges under Flooding and Seismic Actions, Structural Engineering International, DOI: 10.1080/10168664.2018.1472534. JCR Impact factor: 0.608
Turksezer, Z.I., Giordano P.F., Limongelli M.P. (2022) Risk-based scour assessment of bridges: The Italian VS the French guidelines. 11th IABMAS: International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management. Barcelona 11-15 July 2022. Accepted
Keßler S., Limongelli M.P., Apostolidi E., Strauss A., Sousa H, Kużawa M., Chatzi E., Braml T., Zimmert F., (2022). Existing concrete structures: Life management, testing, and structural health monitoring. fib International Congress 2022 Oslo, June, 12-16, 2022. Accepted
Limongelli M.P., Chatzi E. (2022) Condition assessment of reinforced concrete structures: state of the art knowledge and case studies in the TG3.3 fib Bulletin. 11th IABMAS: International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management. Barcelona 11-15 July 2022. Accepted
Limongelli M.P., Gentile C., Biondini F., di Prisco M., Ballio F., Belloli M., Resta F., Vigo P., Colombo A. (2022) The Structural Monitoring guidelines for the management of bridges in the Lombardia region in Italy. 11th IABMAS: International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management. Barcelona 11-15 July 2022. Accepted
(2022) Limongelli M.P. (2022) Monitoring of a metal bridge using DInSAR data. 10th European Conference on Structural Health Monitoring. Palermo. July 4-7, 2022. Accepted
Keßler S., Limongelli M.P., Apostolidi E., Strauss A. (2022) Existing concrete structures: Life management, testing, and structural health monitoring. fib International Congress. June 12-16, 2022
Limongelli M.P. (2022) Standardization of structural performance monitoring: existing documents and open questions. IABSE Congress. Prague, Zchek republic, May 25-27 (2022). Accepted
Limongelli M. P., Gentile C., Biondini F., di Prisco M., Ballio F., Belloli M., Resta F., Vigo P., Colombo A. (2022). The MoRe guidelines for monitoring of transport infrastructures doi:10.1007/978-3-030-91877-4_35
Iacovino C., Turksezer Z. I., Giordano P. F., Limongelli M. P. (2022). A survey of bridge condition rating systems doi:10.1007/978-3-030-91877-4_2
Bolognini M., Fagiano L., Limongelli M.P. (2021) An autonomous, multi-agent UAV platform for inspection of civil infrastructure. SHMII-10 Porto. June 30- July 2, 2021.
Pregnolato M., Vardanega P.J., Limongelli M.P., Giordano P.F., Prendergast L. (2021) Risk-based bridge scour management: a survey. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Bridge Maintenaince, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2020, 693-701. doi:10.1201/9780429279119-91
Turksezer Z.I., Giordano P.F., Iacovino C., Limongelli M.P. (2021) Inspection of roadway bridges: a comparison at the European level. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Bridge Maintenaince, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2020, 2006-2013. doi:10.1201/9780429279119-272.
Sartorelli L., Previtali M., Giordano P.F., Limongelli M.P., Ballio F., Uttini A., (2021) Use of SAR satellite data in bridge monitoring with application to urban areas. CSHM-8. Napoli. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-74258-4_60
Paratore G,. Hoang T., Foret G., Limongelli M.P,. Duhamel D. (2020) Proceedings of the International Conference on Structural Dynamic, EURODYN, 15-25.Greece, 23-26 November 2020
Limongelli M.P. (2019) Structural Health Monitoring of Bridges: research needs and opportunities. 5th International Conference on Bridges (5IBC2019) 17-18 Dec. 2019, Tehran, IRAN. Keynote lecture
Limongelli M. P., Previtali M., Cantini L., Carosio S., Matos J.C., Isoird Aurrekoetxea J.M., Wenzel H., Pellegrino C. (2019). Lifecycle management, monitoring and assessment for safe large scale infrastructures: challenges and needs. 2nd International Conference of Geomatics and Restoration. Milano. May 8-10, 2019. DOI: 10.5194/isprs-Archives-XLII-2-W11-727-2019
Limongelli M.P. (2019). On the standardization of procedures for Structural Health Monitoring. SHMII-9th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructures. 1568–1573. St Louis, Missouri. August 4-7, 2019.
Orcesi A., Godart B., Gaillet L., Schmidt F., Bardou N., Limongelli M.P., Carreaud P., Lenoir F., Baron F.G. (2019). Technological developments as an answer to bridge management challenge. IABSE Symposium. Guimaraes, March 2019. ISBN: 978-385748163-5
Limongelli M.P (2019). Toward the development of standardized procedures for structural health monitoring. IABSE Symposium. Guimaraes, March 2019, pp. 1720-1727. ISBN: 978-385748163-5
Limongelli M.P., Orcesi A., Vidovic A. (2018) The Indicator Readiness Level for the classification of research performance indicators for road bridges. IALCCE. Ghent, October 2018. ISBN: 978-113862633-1
Limongelli M.P., Orcesi A., Vidovic A. (2018). Rating of prognostic performance indicators through the indicator readiness level. IABSE Symposium, Nantes 2018: Tomorrow’s Megastructures 2018, Pages S27-43-S27-50
Limongelli M.P., Orcesi A. (2017). A proposal for classification of key performance indicators for road bridges. Procs 39th IABSE Symposium – Engineering the Future September 21-23 2017, Vancouver, Canada.
A. Zanini, F. Faleschini, N. Ademovic, L. J Prendergast, K. Gavin, Limongelli M. P. (2017). Structural Health Monitoring and Design Code compliance for performance assessment of bridges under scour and seismic hazards, Procs of the JOINT COST TU1402 – COST TU1406 – IABSE WC1 WORKSHOP: The Value of Structural Health Monitoring for the Reliable Bridge Management. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5592/CO/BSHM2017.3.3
Strauss A., Kessler S., Limongelli M.P., Bergmeister K. (2020) ‘Existing Concrete Structures ‐ Life Management, Testing and Structural Health Monitoring’ on Structural Concrete Journal. Wiley editor
Limongelli M.P. (2019) ‘SHM for informed management of civil structures and infrastructure’ on the Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring. Springer editor