Once upon a Time in Italy: The Tale of the Morandi Bridge

Once upon a Time in Italy: The Tale of the Morandi Bridge

On 14 August 2018 at 11:35 AM, a relevant portion (about 243 m) of the viaduct over the Polcevera river in Genoa collapsed, killing 43 people. The bridge was designed in the early 1960s by Riccardo Morandi, a well-known Italian engineer, and opened to the public in...
Research & Practice on Progressive Collapse & Robustness of Buildings

Research & Practice on Progressive Collapse & Robustness of Buildings

Extreme events (i.e. terrorist attacks, vehicle impacts, explosions, etc.) often cause local damage to building structures and pose a serious threat when one or more vertical load-bearing components fail, leading to the progressive collapse of the entire structure or...