The SISCON interdepartmental center's goals are to conduct research on construction materials, to ensure the safety of structures and infrastructures, and to monitor and control the built heritage. Analysis and experimentation activities on innovative structural materials and construction technologies are carried out in particular with the goal of increasing the durability of the materials in operating conditions and after sudden events such as earthquakes and fires.
Analyses on the safety of existing buildings and infrastructures are carried out using innovative experimental and numerical procedures, as well as for the definition of protocols that allow for the verification.
Monitoring and control are carried out using cutting-edge systems for surveying key parameters to highlight structural behavior such as deformations, displacements, accelerations, physical and chemical changes that allow to detect and contextualize trends while also highlighting anomalies thanks to advanced computational modeling.
Bridge 50 project
This is among the largest research projects on bridge beams currently in Europe and in the world. The activity includes a broad campaign of experimental investigations on structures taken from a Turin city viaduct demolished in 2019 after approximately 50 years of operation.Discover the project
Rheometer for the determination of the viscosity of cement pastes / mortars / ceramic slurries. The Malvern Kinexus Pro+ instrument is able to operate in the working temperature range: -30 °C - +200 °C.Find out more
The Acoustic Emission Technique (AE) is an important non-destructive investigative method for monitoring the development of degradation phenomena (widespread or localized).Fin out more