Fabrizio Scozzese
Civil Engineer, Ph.D.

Eigenvectors of a masonry arch bridge ... just for fun!

About Fabrizio

Fabrizio is Assistant Professor of Structural Engineering at the School of Architecture and Design of the University of Camerino. In 2023 he received the National Scientific Habilitation for Associate Professor in Italy. Since 2021 he is Adjunct Professor in “Structural Problems in Historical Buildings - Architectural Restoration Laboratory” (Master Degree in Architecture) and “Analysis and design of structures”, (Bachelor Degree in Science of Architecture). Authors of more than 30 scientific articles published on international journals and presented at international conferences, his research focuses on a wide range of structural engineering fields, including: structural health monitoring, supplemental energy dissipation and seismic isolation systems, design and retrofit of existing buildings, bridge engineering. He serves as Editorial Board member for various scientific journals. Since 2019 he has offered professional consultancy on complex structural problems (e.g., design and testing of innovative anti-seismic partition walls, full-scale push-and-release tests of isolated buildings, etc.) and from 2021 is involved in safety inspections and evaluations of Italian existing bridges.

The hybrid isolation system (elastomeric + flat slider bearings) of the new Research Center of Camerino (UNICAM) has been tested under severe seismic actions: the superstructure has been pushed over 230 mm and suddenly released in order to check the system response and assess the real damping capacity.

Images registered during the post-earthquake inspections within the "red-zone" in Visso (Macerata, Italy), a small town stroke by the seismic events of October 2016 (Sisma Centro Italia 2016).

Preview of a MATLAB GUI standalone App (to be completed) for generating artificial earthquake samples. The algorithm implemented is based on the Atkinson-Silva 2000 stochastic ground motion model.