Seismic SHM

Seismic Structural Health Monitoring (herein S2HM) is the process of continuously and permanently recording and analyzing the responses of a structure under seismic excitation. During the last three decades, S2HM has grown due to great interest by both researchers and professionals. This is well evidenced by the number of S2HM monitoring systems installed today in various countries of the world. The main reasons for this development are the limitation related to the use of traditional observational methods, intrusive and time consuming and yet costly and with uncertainties due to dependency on the operator. Furthermore, the availability of responses recorded by a monitoring system has a great potential related to the management of emergencies related to the speed up of damaged inventory. Not least, the availability of responses recorded during the strong seismic event allows the advancement of knowledge on the structural behavior and the possibility to calibrate realistic and reliable numerical models enabling more refined damage characterization (type and severity beyond detection).

Journal Papers

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

Iacovino C., Ditommaso R. , Limongelli M.P., Ponzo F.C. (2018). The Interpolation Evolution Method for damage localization in structures under seismic excitation. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics. Vol. 47(10) p. 2117-2136. DOI: 10.1002/eqe.3062. JCR Impact factor: 3.419

Limongelli M.P. (2014). “Seismic health monitoring of an instrumented multistorey building using the Interpolation Method”. Earthquake Engng. Struct. Dyn. 43, pp 1581-1602. doi: 10.1002/eqe.2411. JCR Impact factor: 3.419

Limongelli M.P., Martinelli L., Zambrano A. (2014) “Damage localization in a high-rise building using seismic excitation”, Ingegneria Sismica – Special Issue on Seismic SHM, 31(3), pp. 17-27. JCR Impact factor: 2.561.

Domaneschi M., Limongelli M.P., Martinelli L. (2013). “Multi-Site Damage Localization in a Suspension Bridge via Aftershock Monitoring”, International Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 3, pp. 56-72. JCR Impact factor: 2.561.

Limongelli, M.P., (2011). “The interpolation damage detection method for frames under seismic excitation”. Journal of Sound and Vibration. 330, 5474–5489. JCR Impact factor: 3.123

Limongelli M.P., (2005). “Performance evaluation of instrumented buildings” ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, 42(2-3), pp. 47-62.

Limongelli M.P. (2009).”Un indice per la valutazione rapida del danno prodotto da un sisma”. Ingegneria Sismica 1, pp. 65-80. JCR Impact factor: 2.561.

Limongelli M.P., (2003), “A new procedure to estimate seismic response parameters from a limited number of records” European Earthquake Engineering, 2, pp.45-55.

Benedetti D., Limongelli M.P. (1996) “A model to estimate the virgin and ultimate effective stiffnesses from the response of a damaged structure to a single earthquake”. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 25, pp. 1095-1108.<1095::AID-EQE603>3.0.CO;2-9 JCR Impact factor: 3.419

Benedetti D., Limongelli M.P. (1996). “Una procedura per l’identificazione dello stato di danno di costruzioni soggette a sisma”. Ingegneria sismica, 2, pp. 22-3l. JCR Impact factor: 2.561.

Conference Papers

Çelebi M., Limongelli M.P. (2020) S2HM Must Be Real-Time or Not? European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, 2020. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-64594-6_2

Iacovino C., Ditommaso R., Ponzo F.C., Limongelli M.P. (2019). Preliminary analysis of the dynamic behavior of two strategic buildings subjected to the 2016 Central Italy earthquake.  SEMC 2019: the 7th international conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation. Cape Town, South Africa. September 2-4, 2019. DOI: 10.1201/9780429426506-344.

Ditommaso R., De Bonis M., Iacovino C., Limongelli M.P., Ponzo F.C., Spina D. (2017). Structural health monitoring and damage detection techniques: numerical and experimental case studies. 7 AESE International Conference. Pavia, Italy. September 6-8, 2017

Ditommaso R., Auletta G., Ponzo F.C., Limongelli M.P. (2017). Interpolation evolution method: analysis of the influence of higher modes retrieved from nonlinear numerical analyses performed on two different models of reinforced concrete framed structures. Compdyn 2017 and 6th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, M. Papadrakakis, M. Fragiadakis (eds.), Rhodes Island, Greece, 15–17 June, vol. 2, p. 2729-2738, ISBN: 978-618-82844-2-5.

Iacovino C., Ditommaso R., Limongelli M. P., Ponzo F. C. (2017). Experimental damage localization in a full-scale 7 story benchmark building under seismic excitation Proc. SPIE. 10169, Nondestructive Characterization and Monitoring of Advanced Materials, Aerospace, and Civil Infrastructure 2017, 101691B. (April 19, 2017) doi: 10.1117/12.2257914

Iacovino C., Ditommaso R. , Limongelli M.P., Ponzo F.C. (2016). Un approccio integrato per la localizzazione del danno su strutture sottoposte a terremoti di media e forte intensità. 35° Convegno Nazionale GNGTS. Lecce, 22-24 novembre 2016.

Auletta G., Ditommaso R., Iacovino C., Ponzo F.C., Limongelli M.P. (2016). Damage evaluation on multi-story framed structures: comparison of results retrieved from algorithms based on modal and non-modal parameters. European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vol. 18, EGU2016-18196, 2016. Vienna, 17 – 22 April 2016.

Limongelli M.P., Martinelli L., Zambrano A., (2015). “Wind Driven Damage Localization in a High-rise Building “. In Structural Health Monitoring 2015: System Reliability for Verification and Implementation – Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, IWSHM 2015, vol. 2 – ISBN:978-160595111-9.

Limongelli M.P., Martinelli L., Zambrano A., (2015). Damage localization in a multistorey building under seismic excitation “SHMII 2015 – 7th International conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure. Torino, Italy. 1-3 July 2015.

Limongelli M.P. (2013). “Monitoraggio strutturale per la protezione sismica del patrimonio edilizio” Atti della giornata di studio “Tra prevenzione e cura: la protezione del patrimonio edilizio dal rischio sismico”. Mantova, 20 Maggio 2013. ISBN 9788890871900.

Domaneschi M., Limongelli M.P., Martinelli L. (2012). Structural Damage Localization in a Suspension Bridge Under Seismic Excitation. 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisbona, 24-28 September, 2012.

Domaneschi M., Limongelli M.P., Martinelli M.. (2011). Localizzazione del danno in ponti di grande luce soggetti ad eccitazione sismica”.  Atti del XIV Convegno Nazionale L’ingegneria sismica in Italia. Bari. ISBN 9788875220402.

Limongelli M.P. (2011). ‘Diagnosi strutturale per l’aggiornamento delle valutazioni dello stato di danno post-sisma’. Atti del XIV Convegno Nazionale L’ingegneria sismica in Italia. Bari. ISBN 9788875220402.

Limongelli M.P. (2010). “Structural monitoring for post-earthquake damage“. 14ECEE. 14th European Conference for Earthquake Engineering. Ohrid( Macedonia). 30 Agosto-3 Settembre

Limongelli M.P. (2004). ” Una procedura per il calcolo della risposta sismica di edifici multipiano da un numero limitato di registrazioni accelerometriche “. Atti dell’XI Convegno Nazionale L’ingegneria sismica in Italia.

Benedetti D., Limongelli M.P., Pezzoli P. (1994). “Dynamic behavior of masonry buildings subjected to multi-directional seismic excitation”. Proc. of the 2nd Italian-French Symposium on Strengthening and Repair of Structures in Seismic Area. Nizza, 17-19 Ottobre 1994, pp. 283-296.

Special issues

Limongelli M.P. (2014) ‘Seismic Structural Health Monitoring’ on the International Journal of Earthquake Engineering. Patron editor


Limongelli M.P., Celebi Mehmet (2020) ‘Seismic Structural Health Monitoring’. Springer Cham. DOI (editor)

Limongelli, M.P., Çelebi, M.(2019) Preface. Springer Tracts in Civil Engineering, pp. v-vi. DOI: 10.1130/978-0-8137-0012-0(2008)12[v

Chapter: Limongelli M.P. (2019). Damage localization through vibration based S2HM: a survey. Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019 © Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019. M. P. Limongelli and M. Çelebi (eds.), Seismic Structural Health Monitoring, Springer. Tracts in Civil Engineering,

Chapter: Limongelli M.P., Dolce M, Spina D., Guéguen P., Langlais M., David Wolinieck D., Maufroy E., Karakostas C.Z., Lekidis V.A., Morfidis K., Thomas Salonikios T., Rovithis E., Makra K., Masciotta M.G., Lourenço P.B. (2019). © Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019. M. P. Limongelli and M. Çelebi (eds.), Seismic Structural Health Monitoring, Springer. Tracts in Civil Engineering, pp. 303-343