Structural Health Monitoring Systems for Smart Heritage and Infrastructures in Spain

  • F. Javier Baeza
  • Salvador Ivorra
  • David Bru
  • F. Borja Varona
Part of the Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering book series (ISCA, volume 92)


The development of information and communication technologies (ICT) and robotics is currently demonstrating its potential impact on different fields of application. With regard to cultural heritage, and architectural and engineering heritage in particular, these new technologies are changing the possibilities for structural capacity assessment and health monitoring (SHM). The objective of smart heritage can be achieved thanks to properly designed SHM systems, which when connected to an automated diagnostic system can even self-evaluate retrofitting needs. This chapter includes a brief summary of the SHM technologies applied for cultural heritage management in Spain during the early 2000s.



The authors would like to thank the University of Alicante for its financial support, VIBGROB-212-(GRESMES). F. J. Baeza also wants to acknowledge the Spanish Government, Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, for the financial support, Programme José Castillejo, grant CAS15/00223.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Javier Baeza
    • 1
  • Salvador Ivorra
    • 1
  • David Bru
    • 1
  • F. Borja Varona
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of AlicanteAlicanteSpain

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