Experimental Techniques Department
Davide Bolognini is mainly involved in: i) design of seismic experimental tests on real-scale buildings, structural systems and non-structural components; ii) design of special facilities; iii) acquisition and processing of signals; iv) publication of scientific articles and preparation of technical reports. He also is an operator of the damper testing system for experimental tests on damping devices and large dynamic restraints.
He has experience in coordinating a research area (for which he managed numerical and experimental projects on vulnerability assessments of precast structures on behalf of the Italian Civil Protection and private companies), in training activities (organizer and speaker of courses concerning the seismic design of precast structures), in technical publishing (operational director of a journal concerning the design of structures in seismic areas).
He is a component of the Working Group of the Italian Civil Protection (established by the Decree of the Head of the Department of Civil Protection 5/3/2012 n. 827) aimed to the preparation of the Form (called “GL-AeDES”) for the post-earthquake assessment of damage of large span precast structures.
Further previous activities regarded the support to the development of numerical finite element codes for non-linear static and dynamic analyses and the design of long-span precast structures.
He authored more than ninety publications (among them scientific articles on journals and conferences). Furthermoer, he is a reviewer of Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Journal of Structural Engineering, Engineering Structures, Materials and Design.
- Sironi L., Andreini M., Colloca C., Poehler M., Dacarro F., Bolognini D., Lestuzzi P., Dubois F. (2023) “Shaking table tests on stacked concrete blocks for radiation shielding”, Earthquake Structures (accepted for publication)
- Dacarro F., S. Peloso, D. Bolognini, M. Furinghetti, G.M. Calvi (2023) “First Trial of a Mechanical System for Experimental Shake Table Dynamic Tests on Real Scale Structures”, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, DOI: 10.1080/13632469.2023.2174775, https://doi.org/10.1080/13632469.2023.2174775
- G. Rebecchi, P. M. Calvi, Alberto Bussini, Filippo Dacarro, Davide Bolognini, Luca Grottoli, Matteo Rosti, Francesco Ripamonti & Stefano Cii (2022) Full-Scale Shake Table Tests of a Reinforced Concrete Building Equipped with a Novel Servo-Hydraulic Active Mass Damper, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, DOI: 10.1080/13632469.2022.2121338
- Chersich M., Bolognini D., Curone D., Dacarro F., Devoti R. (2022) “A Calibration-Free Astrometric Clinometer for Static Monitoring”, Conferenza Nazionale di Geomatica e Informazione Geografica (#Asita2022), Genova, 20-24 giugno
- Dacarro, F., Bolognini, D., Calvi, G.M.  “Experimental Facility for the Seismic Testing of Non-Structural Elements and Systems Under Full-Scale Floor Motion,”, Proceedings of Fifth International Workshop on Seismic Performance of Non-Structural Elements (SPONSE), Palo Alto (CA), USA.
- Kurukulasuriya M., Milanesi R.R., Bolognini D., Lanese I., Grottoli L., Magenes G., Dacarro F., Morandi P. (2022) “Shaking table experimental campaign on pre-code masonry infills subjected to in-plane and out-of-plane loading”, Proceedings of Fifth International Workshop on Seismic Performance of Non-Structural Elements (SPONSE), Palo Alto (CA), USA.
- Sironi L., Andreini M., Zhou Z., Andrade J., Lestuzzi P., Andò E., Dubois F., Bolognini D., Dacarro F. (2022) “Seismic Safety Assessment of Concrete Block Configurations for Radiation Shielding”, International Technical Safety Forum (ITSF 2022), CERN, Zurich, Oct 24 – 28.
- Calvi P.M., Rebecchi G., Rosti M., Bussini A., Cii S., Bolognini D., Dacarro F., Grottoli L., Ripamonti F. (2022) “Full-scale shake table tests of a reinforced concrete structure equipped with a novel active mass damper”, 3ECEES, Bucharest, Romania, September 4-9, Article #0177.
- Jose Andrade, Ares Rosakis, Joel Conte, Jose Restrepo, Vahe Gabuchian, John Harmon, Andres Rodriguez, Arpit Nema, Andrea Pedretti, Ziran Zhou, Luca Sironi, Marco Andreini, Filippo Dacarro, Davide Bolognini (2022) “Modeling Multiblock Systems: Computational Analyses Backed by Experiments”, USNC/TAM 2022, Austin, Texas, June 19-24.
- Chichino B., Peloso S., Bolognini D., Moroni C., Perrone D., Brunesi E. (2021) Towards Seismic Design of Nonstructural Elements: Italian Code-Compliant Acceleration Floor Response Spectra, Advances in Civil Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/4762110
- Calvi G.M., Dacarro F., Moratti M., Andreotti G., Bolognini D. (2021) Feasibility Study for In-situ Dynamic Testing of Structures and Geotechnical Systems, Engineering Structures 235C, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2021.112085
- Chersich M., Bolognini D., Curone D., Dacarro F. (2021) “A Calibration-Free Astrometric Tiltmeter for Static SHM”, 10th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, FEUP. 2021, 30 June – 2 July, Porto, Portugal.