S.Maria Maddalena church

  Customer:  Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage   and Tourism (MIBACT)

  Site:  Casamicciola Terme (NA)

  Project title:  Output-only modal identification of   the S. Maria Maddalena church in Casamicciola   (NA), Italy

  Year:  2019

  Tags:  OMA


The S2X Team has carried out an output-only modal identification test of the S. Maria Maddalena church in Casamicciola Terme (NA), Italy. It is one of the largest churches of the Ischia isle. The church was erected in 1896 and it is characterized by a tuff masonry structures with embedded steel profiles. The ambient vibration response of the structure has been measured in 36 positions by 25 accelerometers: thus, two sensor layouts have been considered, with 12 reference sensors and 13 roving sensors. The fundamental modes of the structure have been successfully identified from 1 hour long records.


Casapulla C., Ceroni F., Rainieri C., Arcamone P., Argiento L.U., Fabbrocino G. (2019). Structural assessment of Santa Maria Maddalena church in Ischia island (Italy) by experimental modal analysis under operational conditions. In: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, COMPDYN 2019, Crete, Greece, Vol. 1, pp. 1839-1852.