Donato Abruzzese

1. Date of birth:       10 August 1955, Italy

2. Present position:  Associate  Professor at University of Rome “Tor Vergata”

Teaching: Special Structures, Seismic engineering

3. Years within the firm:    25

4. Key qualifications: Coordinator of Cultural Heritage School for post-graduate. University Teacher. Experimental laboratory director. Masonry monumental structures expert. New advanced structural material expert. Member of National Committee for  the new code for Structural Glass.

5. Specific experience in the region:

Country

Date from - Date to

USA

1987-1988

CHINA

1995-2011

MONGOLIA

1995-2002

JAPAN

2004-2005

MAIN RESEARCH FIELD OF INTEREST

§ Structural aspect in Cultural Heritage Conservation. Masonry Structures. Monuments.

§ Seismic problem in structural design.

§ Damage identification and assessment.

§ Dynamic test and vibration monitoring.

§ New structural materials: Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers, Composite materials, Glass, Pultruded elements.

§ Form finding in architecture.

§ Wireless Sensors Networks in structural engineering.

 

6. Academic and professional experience

 

Date from - Date to

Location

Company

Position

Description

1980- 1990

Italy - Naples

Professional engineer – self employed

Project manager and Consulting Engineers

Consulting activity in design special civil engineering structures. Consolidating masonry structures and monuments.

1982-83

Italy–Naples, Benevento, Salerno,Caserta,Avellino, Potenza,Matera

Ordine degli Ingegneri-National Association of Registered Professional Engineers

TeacherTrainer – for advanced course in seismic protection of buildings

Teaching activity for the Association of the Registered Professional Engineers in order to give higher and specific preparation to Professional Engineers

1997

Bruxelles

EU Commission

Expert member – Research project evaluator for civil engineering projects

Reviewing and evaluating European Project for funding

1998

Bruxelles

EU Commission

Expert member – Research project evaluator for civil engineering projects

Reviewing and evaluating European Project for funding

2000

Bruxelles

EU Commission

Expert member – Research project evaluator for civil engineering projects

Reviewing and evaluating European Project for funding

1998

Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)

Mongolian Technical University & Academy of Science

Chairman of International Conference

Chairman for the organization of the Conference ENREN’98 on Environmental Engineering and Renewable Energy

2002

Italy-China

Italian Ministry of Foreign Affaires

Project manager

Coordination of a Heritage joint project “Investigation and environmental vibration measurement of old stone ChinesePagodas”

1999-2002

Italy

Regional Authority of the Ministry of Public Works in Rome

Expert member - component of the Technical  & Administrative Committee

Reviewing and evaluating Professional Projects of Public Works in Rome and surroundings

29 Sept 2003

Seoul (South Korea)

Italian Ministry of Foreign Affaires

Chairman of the “Korea-Italy workshop on Technology and Heritage”

Coordination of the 1st Korea-Italy workshop on Cultural Heritage – Including specialist lectures

March 2004

Yangzhou, China

Italian Ministry of Foreign Affaires

Chairman of the “Sino-Italian Workshop on Preservation of Chinese Pagodas and Italian Middle Age Towers”

Coordination of  “China-Italy” the workshop on Cultural Heritage - Including specialist lectures

2004-2005

JAPAN

Chodai Ltd

Scientific and Technical adviser

Consulting about Italian code in civil engineering construction.

2004-2005

Italy - Ostia

Cultural Heritage Authority of Ostia Antica  (Rome)

Scientific adviser and consulting

“Giove  e Ganimede” (Iuppiter and Ganimedes) Insula at Ancient Ostia – Risk assessment analysis of the archaeological sites and consolidation

2007

Italy

Municipality of Zagarolo(Rome)

Professional expert consulting

Conservation and consolidation of an ancient XVI c. Palace – Rome. Use of new material and new technologies

2007- up to now

Italy - Rome

University of Rome “Tor Vergata”

Director of the “International Summer School in Conservation of Historical, Monumental and Archaeological Sites”

Coordination of the School on Cultural Heritage – Including specialist lectures

2008-2009

Italy - Rome

EU – Erasmus IP

Coordinator of a European Project

Coordination of  Intensive Programme- Erasmus for a short-term specialization school, aiming to prepare expert in Cultural Heritage problems and in related technology in conservation.

2008 - 2009

Italy - China

Italian Min. of University & Research

Coordinator and leader of a International Project  F.I.R.B. (Funds for the International Research by  the Min. of Education and University Italian)

Coordination of a joint research project (4 Italian Universities-2 Chinese Universities)onAdvanced technologies in investigating & monitoring Danba Towers in Sichuan Province, and conservation approach

3-4 March 2005

Seoul (South Korea)

Italian Ministry of Foreign Affaires

Chairman of the “Korea-Italy workshop Cultural Heritage Protection”

Coordination of the 2nd Korea-Italy workshop on Cultural Heritage–Including specialist lectures

 

 

LIST OF THE  SCIENTIFIC PUBLISHED  PAPERS

1. "Sistemi di calcolo automatico per l'analisi strutturale. Criteri di scelta e confronto", D. Abruzzese, P. Costa, Congresso Annuale AICA, Napoli ,1983;

 

2. "Sulla vulnerabilità sismica delle costruzioni ed effetti della scuotibilità dei siti", D. Abruzzese, M. Como, XV Convegno Nazionale di geotecnica, Spoleto 1983;

 

3. "Elastic analysis of the unbonded soil-foundation interaction. Part I: beams and circular plate, "D. Abruzzese, L. Ascione, G. Spadea, Report n° 49 University of Calabria, 1983;

4. "Il calcolo dei viadotti in muratura sotto azioni sismiche orizzontali", D. Abruzzese, G. Lanni, Giornale del Genio Civile;  Fasc. 10 - 11 - 12, 1988.

 

5. "Masonry Multispan Bridges Under Horizontal Forces", D. Abruzzese, G. Lanni, International Conference on Earthquake Resistant Construction and Design - June 1989 - Berlin;

6. "On the Horizontal Strength of the Masonry Cathedrals", D. Abruzzese, M. Como, G. Lanni, 9th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Moscow, U.S.S.R., 1990.

7. "On the lateral strength of multistory masonry walls with openings and horizontal reinforcing connections", D. Abruzzese, M. Como, G. Lanni, 10th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Madrid 19-24 July, 1992.

8. "Horizontal Reinforcement Analysis in the Statical Restoration of Masonry Monuments", D. Abruzzese, M. Como, G. Lanni, IABSE  Symposium "Structural Preservation of the Architectural Heritage", Rome, 1993.

9. "Valutazione dell'effetto del contenuto in frequenza di un'azione sismica sul danno strutturale di un oscillatore elastoplastico", D. Abruzzese, S. Petrazzuoli, 6º Convegno Nazionale "L'Ingegneria Sismica in Italia", Perugia 1993.

 

10. "Analisi dinamica di viadotti per treni ad alta velocità", D.Abruzzese, A. Grimaldi, Convegno "Tendenze e prospettive dell'ingegneria strutturale", Università della Calabria, Cosenza 1993, su Report n°176, University of Calabria, Maggio 1996

 

11. "Seismic damage and destructive potential of seismic events", D. Abruzzese, S. Petrazzuoli, Symposium "Terremoti e civiltà abitative", Roma, 27-29 Ottobre 1993 ,  "Annali di Geofisica", Nov.-Dic 1995.

 

12. "The seismic behaviour of the historical masonry building with openings and horizontal reinforcing connections", D. Abruzzese, G. Lanni, 2nd International Conference on "Earthquake Resistant Constructions and Design", Berlin 1994.

13. "Real Time Monitoring in the Dynamic Control of a Full Scale Structure", D. Abruzzese, S.M. Petrazzuoli, First World Conference on Structural Control, Los Angeles 1994.

14. “Statical analysis of historical reinforced masonry walls under horizontal loads”, D.Abruzzese, G.Lanni, Seventh Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Montreal, 1995

15. “Some results on strength evaluation of vaulted masonry structures”, D.Abruzzese, M.Como, G.Lanni,, STREMA 95, Crete, 1995

16. “The monumental building rehabilitation in Korea”, D.Abruzzese, V.Molinari, S.Rotondo, J.W.Youn, STREMA 95, Crete, 1995

17. “Dynamic behaviour evaluation of monumental buildings via advanced signal processing techniques”, D. Abruzzese, S.M. Petrazzuoli, Int. Workshop on “Structural damage assessment using advanced signal processing procedures”, Pescara, 1995, Report n.48, Dipartimento Ingegneria Civile, Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Luglio 1996

18. “Progettazione integrata stradale e ferroviaria”, Convegno Nazionale C.N.R. PFT2, D.Abruzzese, P.Arcieri, A.Ferrante Carrante, A.Grimaldi, G.Infante, C.Rosa,  Genova, 29-31 Maggio 1995

 

19. “Dynamic behaviour control of structures using real time monitoring system“, D.Abruzzese, 1st International Conference on Open Building and Structural Engineering, Nanjing, China, 18-20 October 1995

20. “Monitoraggio del comportamento dinamico di un edificio isolato sismicamente”, D.Abruzzese, V.Cascioli, D.Del Vescovo, Congresso AIPnD, Torino, Ottobre 1995

 

21. “Dimensionamento e verifica di travi in calcestruzzo fibrorinforzato”, D.Abruzzese, A.Grimaldi, Report n. 49, Dipartimento Ingegneria Civile, Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Luglio 1996

 

22. “Automatic and optimal design of road and railway infrastructures”, D.Abruzzese, A.Grimaldi, Proceedings of the Third International Symposium Civil Infrastructure Systems: Intelligent Renewal, Capri, Italy 24 - 26 September 1997 Capri

23. “On the strength of historical reinforced masonry buildings with crossed vaulted floors”, D. Abruzzese, G.Lanni, XI ECEE, 1998

24. “Building Design: Sustainability and Some Energetic and Ecological Aspects”, D.Abruzzese, F.Ascolani, R.M. Strollo, 1st Intern. Conf. on Environmental Engineering and Renewable Energy, ENREN’98, Pergamon Press, Ulaanbaatar, 1998

25. “Some Development on the lateral Strength of Historical Reinforced Vaulted Buildings”, D. Abruzzese, G.Lanni, 6th Intern. Conf. Struct.Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Historical Buildings, STREMAH’99, Dresden, 1999

26. “Dynamical behaviour of monumental masonry structures and seismic protection”, D.Abruzzese, China-Italy Unesco Seminar on Technologies for Conservation World Heritage, Beijing, 17-19 October 2000

27. “A Model for Ferrocement Thin Walled Structures”, D.Abruzzese, 3rd International Conference on Thin-Walled Structures”, Cracow, Poland,  5-7 June 2001

28. “Some railway bridges of  the nineteenth century in Italy: historical considerations and recent investigations”, D.Abruzzese, M.Ferraioli, P.Malangone and  A.Zambrano, 2nd Specialty Conference on The Conceptual Approach to Structural Design , 1-2 July 2003, Milano.

29. “Comportamento dinamico di torri in muratura attraverso misurazioni di vibrazioni ambientali”, D. Abruzzese, A. Vari, XXXII Convegno Nazionale AIAS, 3-6 September 2003, Salerno

30. “The form-finding research: physical models and numerical approaches”, D. Abruzzese, A. Tursi,  ISEC-03, 23 September 2003, Roma

31. “Seismic resistance of masonry tower”, D. Abruzzese, A.Vari, Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, University of Padova,   2004

32. “Analysis of a Roman masonry flat-slab in Hadrian’s Villa, Tivoli”, D. Abruzzese, G.E. Cinque, G. Lo Gatto,  Proc. “Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions”, University of Padova,   2004

33. “Structural  Aspects of Italian Middle Ages Towers”, D.Abruzzese, Sino-Italian Workshop on Preservation of Chinese Pagodas and Italian Middle Age Towers, Yangzhou University, March 2004

34. “L’ottimizzazione della progettazione strutturale nella ricerca di Musmeci”, D. Abruzzese, A. Tursi, in Sergio Musmeci-Il Ponte e la città a Potenza, Gangemi ed., 2004

35. “The Musmeci’s Experience of Form Finding from Empirical to Numerical Approach”, D. Abruzzese, A. Tursi, IASS, Montpellier 2004

36. “Structural restoration in archaeological sites”, D.Abruzzese, G.Lo Gatto, Sino-Italian Seminar on New Utilization of Ancient Building,  March 29-31, 2004, Beijing, China

37. “Experimental study of  Dynamic Behaviour of Huqiu  Pagoda”, J.Yuan, H. Fan, H. Chen, D. Abruzzese, Engineering  Mechanics, Oct. 2005

38. “Management of Suspension Bridge Cables – The US Experience”, D.Abruzzese, S. Camo, 5th Intern. Conference on Bridge Management, University of Surrey, Guildford, 2005

39. “Influence of Single and Double Curvature on Buckling of Beam-Like, Thin Walled Flexural Members”, D. Abruzzese, C. Greco, D. Sansoni, IASS 2006, Beijing

40. “Structural monitoring of monuments via dynamic control”,  D.Abruzzese, Miccoli L., Vari A.,  in Tiano P. and Pardini C. (a cura di), «In situ monitoring of monumental surfaces SMW08», Florence, October 27th-29th, 2008, Edifir, Firenze 2008. pp. 157-166.

41. “Fatigue behaviour of cutout in crossbeam for closed rib orthotropic deck”, D.Abruzzese, A.Grimaldi, Z. Qian, , 2008 International Orthotropic Bridge Conference, Sacramento, California, Usa, August 25-29 2008

42. “Seismic improvement of masonry towers”, Abruzzese D., Ferraioli M., Miccoli L., Vari A.,  «Proceedings of 8th International Seminar on structural masonry», Istanbul Technical University, November 5th-7th, 2008, Istanbul technical University, Istanbul 2008, pp. 395-403.

43. “Fatigue Problems at the Orthotropic Deck Bridges”, D. Abruzzese, Z. H. Qian, in  Workshop “Handling Exceptions in Structural Engineering”, Facoltà di Ingegneria, Università di Roma La Sapienza, November 13 -14, 2008

44. “Damage Location for Steel Structure Element through Vibration Tests”, D.Abruzzese, M. Carriero, F. Troncanetti, in  Workshop “Handling Exceptions in Structural Engineering”, Facoltà di Ingegneria, Università di Roma La Sapienza, November 13 -14, 2008

45. “Improvement of Fatigue Behavior of Steel Component Treated by Fluid Bed Peening (FBP)”, D.Abruzzese, V. Censi, Z. Qian, 8th Intern. Conference on Damage Assessment of Structures,  August 3-5, 2009, Beijing, China

46. “Effective use of concrete in conservation”, Abruzzese D., Miccoli L., in Catalano A. and Sansone C. (edited by), «Concrete 2009, the Building Techniques, Proceedings of 1st International Congress on Technological Development of Concrete, Tradition, News, Prospects», University of Molise, Termoli, February 19th-21st, 2009, Luciano Editore, Napoli 2009, pp. 191-198.

47. “Dynamic investigations on medieval masonry towers, Seismic resistance and strengthening techniques”, Abruzzese D., Ferraioli M., Froncillo S., Mandara A., Miccoli L., Proitech Conference 2009, Rome, June 21-24, 2009.

48. Monitoring and Vibration Risk Assessment in Cultural Heritage via Wireless Sensors Network”, Abruzzese D., Angelaccio M., Giuliano R., Miccoli L., Vari A., in Lo Bello L. and Iannizzotto G. (edited by), «Proceedings of 2nd IEEE International Conference on Human System Interaction» University of Catania, Italy, May 21st-23rd, 2009, pp. 568-573.

49. “Dynamic investigations on medieval masonry towers, vibration measurement and structural identification”, Abruzzese D., Miccoli L., Vari A., Ferraioli M., Mandara A., Froncillo S., in Mazzolani F. M. (edited by), «Protection of Historical Buildings, Proceedings of PROHITECH 09», Rome, June 21st-24th, 2009, Balkema, Rotterdam 2009, pp. 807-813.

50. “Dynamic investigations on medieval masonry towers, Seismic resistance and strengthening techniques”, Abruzzese D., Miccoli L., Vari A., Ferraioli M., Mandara A., Froncillo S., in Mazzolani F. M. (edited by), «Protection of Historical Buildings, Proceedings of PROHITECH 09», Rome, June 21st-24th, 2009, Balkema, Rotterdam 2009, pp. 1207-1213.

51. “Diagnosis Techniques for Architectural Heritage via Remote Control: Monitoring and Static Risk Assessment”, Abruzzese D., Miccoli L., Romita M., Vari A., «Sixth International Conference on Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation», University of Bridgeport, USA, June 22nd-25th, 2009.

52. “Long Life Monitoring of Historical Monuments via Wireless Sensors Network”, Abruzzese D., Angelaccio M., Giuliano R., Miccoli L., Vari A., «Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems 2009», University of Siena, Italy, September 7th-10th, 2009, pp. 570-574.

53. “Mechanical behavior of leaning masonry Huzhu Pagoda”, Abruzzese D., Miccoli L., Yuan J.L., «Journal of Cultural Heritage», vol. 10, No. 4, October-December 2009, pp. 480-486.

54. “Dynamic Identification and Seismic Assessment of Medieval Masonry Bell Towers”, Abruzzese D., Ferraioli M., Mandara A., Miccoli L., Vari A., Froncillo S., WONDERmasonry 2009 Workshop on design and rehabilitation of masonry structures, Ischia (Naples), Italy, October 8th-10th, 2009.

55. “Conservation of Historical Buildings. A Sustainable Approach to Earth Houses of Fujian”, D. Abruzzese, C. Greco, and L. Miccoli, XXXVII IAHS - World Congress on Housing, October 26 – 29, 2010, Santander, Spain

56. “Emblematic Remarks on Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage in Italy.

57. The Economy and the Globalization effect”, D.Abruzzese, 2010 Great Baekje World Festival International Symposium, Korea, Oct. 2010

58. “Permanent Structural Health Monitoring via Remote Control”, Miccoli, L., Abruzzese, D., Handling Exceptions in Structural Engineering, Rome, July 8-9, 2010

59. “Improvement of Fatigue Behavior of Steel Component Treated by Fluid Bed Peening (FBP)”, Qian, Z.H., Abruzzese, D., Handling Exceptions in Structural Engineering, Rome, July 8-9, 2010

60. “Structural identification from ambient vibration testing of an asymmetric-plan hospital building in Italy”, M. Ferraioli, D. Abruzzese, L. Miccoli, A. Vari, G. Di Lauro, COST C26-International Conference, Naples, 2010

61. “Permanent monitoring of historical buildings structural health via remote control”, D. Abruzzese, L. Miccoli, A.Vari, 8th International Masonry Conference, Dresden, 2010

62. “Structural monitoring and seismic safety of two masonry bell towers”, D. Abruzzese, M. Ferraioli, A. Mandara,  L. Miccoli,  A.Vari , 8th International Masonry Conference, Dresden, 2010