Special Issue in Honor of Prof. Fabio Casciati and Lucia Faravelli 70th Birthday


Guest Editors

Dr. Sara Casciati, SIART s.r.l., Italy

Prof. Angelo Luongo, University of l’Aquila, Italy

Prof. Giuseppe Piccardo, University of Genova, Italy


The Special Issue is in honor of the 70th birthday of Fabio Casciati and Lucia Faravelli, both retired Professors from the University of Pavia, Italy. It is promoted by the International Research Center for Mathematics & Mechanics of Complex Systems (M&MoCS) and the AIMETA group of “Dynamics and Stability” (GADeS) in the spirit of their aim, that is the promotion of the scientific interaction both in Italy and abroad between researchers from different backgrounds, operating in the fields of Applied and Computational Mechanics by analytical, computational and experimental works. The integration of researchers, who are studying particular and/or complementary problems, such as Identification and Control problems, appears very important to the group since it can enlarge his range of interests. Therefore, this Special Issue is devoted to disseminate the current developments and trends in the area of structural control and in the related fields as auspicated by the International Association for Structural Control and Monitoring (IASCM) and the European Association for the Control of Structures (EACS). During their Academic careers, Professor Fabio Casciati and Professor Lucia Faravelli deeply contributed to the spread and development of the discipline by acting as members and high representative of both these two Associations.


Subject Coverage

Suitable topics concern theoretical, analytical, numerical and experimental investigations; they include, but are not limited, to the following:

• Dynamics and stability of mechanical systems

• Vibration analysis, control systems and isolation techniques

• Structural health diagnostics (SHD)

• Inverse problems, identification, optimization, model updating

• Discretization, meshless, sub-structuring and model reduction methods

• Artificial intelligence tools

• Mechatronics, sensors and actuators technology for smart structures

• Structural health monitoring (SHM)

• Remote control of monitoring systems

• Drones, robots and unmanned vehicles as inspection tools

• Smart, multi-functional, biological and bio-inspired materials and devices

• Mechanical and thermodynamic behavior of materials with memory

• Smart cities with resilient and sustainable smart structures and infrastructures


Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper). All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page. http://jacm.scu.ac.ir/journal/authors.note


If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email the Guest Editors:

Sara Casciati: saracasciati@msn.com

Angelo Luongo: angelo.luongo@univaq.it

Giuseppe Piccardo: giuseppe.piccardo@unige.it


Important Dates

- Manuscripts due by: 31 January, 2020

- Notification to authors: 20 March, 2020

- Final versions due by: 19 June, 2020


* The paper submissions are by invitation.