Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Vincenzo Gattulli, Erika Ottaviano, Assunta Pelliccio
    Pages 1-31
  3. Robotics and Automation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Camelia Avram, Adina Astilean, Eduardo Valente
      Pages 35-61
    3. Tobias Bruckmann, Arnim J. Spengler, Christian K. Karl, Christopher Reichert, Markus König
      Pages 63-83
    4. Lorenzo Gagliardini, Marc Gouttefarde, Stéphane Caro
      Pages 85-113
    5. Josep M. Porta, Nicolás Rojas, Federico Thomas
      Pages 115-136
    6. José Reinaldo Silva, Javier Martinez Silva, Celina Pereira, Camelia Avram, Sergiu Dan-Stan
      Pages 137-157
  4. Digital Technologies for Cultural Heritage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Marco Giorgio Bevilacqua, Gabriella Caroti, Andrea Piemonte, Alessandro Ariel Terranova
      Pages 161-180
    3. Filiberto Chiabrando, Vincenzo Donato, Massimiliano Lo Turco, Cettina Santagati
      Pages 181-202
    4. Rose Line Spacagna, Giuseppe Modoni
      Pages 235-256
    5. Magdalena Żmudzińska-Nowak, Paweł Krause, Magdalena Krause
      Pages 257-267
  5. Civil Structural Health Monitoring

About this book


This book presents recent advances in mechatronic and integrated monitoring and management systems with applications to architectural, archaeology survey, construction management and civil engineering. It consists of 16 chapters authored by recognized experts in a variety of fields including dynamics, signal processing, inverse modeling, robotics and automation, in particular, here applied to design and construction of civil structures and architectural survey, monitoring and maintenance of cultural heritage assets, structures and infrastructure. The book is organized in three main sections: “Robotics and Automation”, “Digital Technologies for Cultural Heritage” and “Civil Structural Health Monitoring”. Topics include image processing for automated visual inspection, fiber optical sensor technology, wireless sensor monitoring, bridge inspection and monitoring of tunnel infrastructures, design tools for construction engineering, smart cities. Direct and inverse modeling of multibody systems and robots contributes to the development of applications for civil engineering and smart cities. Digital technology and mechatronic systems changes the way of looking at restoration of historical and archeological sites, analysis, inspection, visualization, management systems and sensor network for Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI). Combined use of geographical information system (GIS), laser scanner, remote sensing, digital thermography and drones as integrated systems permits to highlight new frontier for building and infrastructure knowledge.

The book offers a valuable reference work for scientists, architects, engineers, researchers and practitioners in engineering and architecture since the integrated development of new technologies for the design and management of existing and new infrastructure may produce a new market of services and products for safe and economically optimized infrastructure management.

Through the dissemination of advanced research developments in mechatronics and integrated management systems, the book promotes exchanges and collaborations among researchers of different disciplines. The book contributes to further advancements in the rapidly growing field of integration of robotic, automation and information technologies in the area of facilities and infrastructure management and construction processes.


Mechatronic systems Integrated management systems Structures and infrastructures Cultural heritage Direct and inverse modelling RMA Signal processing Image processing Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI) Geographical information system (G.I.S.) Digital thermography Image processing

Editors and affiliations

  • Erika Ottaviano
    • 1
  • Assunta Pelliccio
    • 2
  • Vincenzo Gattulli
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Civil and Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Cassino and Southern LazioCassinoItaly
  2. 2.Department of Civil and Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Cassino and Southern LazioCassinoItaly
  3. 3.Department of Structural and Geotechnical EngineeringSapienza University of RomeRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-68645-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-68646-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-8986
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-8994
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