In last decades testing techniques have been more and more improved, thanks to a growing innovation at both software and hardware levels. Modern laboratories are able to reproduce realistic loading conditions to several typologies of specimens, such as structural and non-structural elements, seismic isolation devices, dampers or Shock Transmission Units (STU). Furthermore, nowadays it is also possible to carry out hybrid testing, so that the response of a full scale numerical model is returned by the direct stepwise interaction of the analytical model of the structural system and the experimental response of a full-scale device, installed and tested into a testing equipment. For these reasons, it is important to guarantee an up to date knowledge of all the available tools and testing procedures to all laboratories and practitioners.
To this aim, the 7th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Structural Engineering (7AESE) will represent a special occasion to share experiences and discuss about new procedures and technologies in testing structural systems and/or devices, which can lead to a better understanding and characterization of physical behaviors. Several themes will be considered, such as structural monitoring and measurements, real-time hybrid testing, experimental results for blind response prediction and innovation in software and hardware development for structural experiments.
The 7aese Conference includes the following topics:
• Active and Passive Structural control
• Application of experimental results to structural design and analysis
• Data management and information systems
• Hybrid simulation and other on-line testing techniques
• Innovative software development for structural experiments
• Life cycle maintenance
• Modeling/numerical simulation in predicting and interpreting experimental results
• Novel testing, measuring, and monitoring techniques in structural experiments
• Signal processing, diagnostics, prognostics
• Smart materials for sensors and actuators
• Standardization of testing procedures
• Structural health monitoring
• Wireless sensor technology