Structural health monitoring of cultural heritage structures: Applications on Peristyle of Diocletian`s Palace in Split
Abstract »A large number of ancient structures in Croatia are located in the coastal area where the safety of structures is decreased due to aggressive marine environment. There are several cultural heritage structures which are continuously monitored by Faculty of Civil Engineering at the University of Zagreb. One of such application of long-term structural health monitoring system on cultural heritage structures is presented in this paper. This monitoring system is a part of conservation, restoration and reconstruction procedures which were performed during the last ten years on the part of Diocletian’s palace in Split. Installation of the monitoring system was carried out in two phases: first phase of the research included assessment of embedded material, bearing stone and copper clamps and in the second stage monitoring system was installed, which is based on continuous static measurement of displacement, strain and temperature. Data recordings as well as software support are available at remote location via the internet. Aim of monitoring is early detection of structural damage, that timely alert the system and in such way enables prevention of further degradation of the structure.
Biography: He was graduated in 2008 from University of Zagreb Faculty of Civil Engineering, after which he started working as assistant at the Department of Engineering Mechanics at the same faculty, thereafter he become a research assistant in June 2009. He received his doctorate in civil engineering in April 2015. From 2008 he has participated in several scientific research projects. He is also teaching assistant at the undergraduate level for Strength of materials and at graduate level for Theory of elasticity and plasticity, Mechanics of materials and Experimental methods. He published as author and co-author several scientific papers and participated in scientific conferences.