Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
DAPS (Department of Structural Analysis and Design) started its activity on 1st January 1995 and arose from the merging of some Structural Engineering areas of the Engineering Faculty, namely the Bridge Institute (found by prof. Aldo Reithel) and the Structural Design Institute (found by prof. Elio Giangreco). The aim of such new body was to join researches together and optimize all the courses belonging to the structural analysis and design teaching area, one of the most meaningful for the whole scientific, professional and entrepreneurial community in South Italy.


24 gennaio 2007
The official web side of D.I.S.T. Department of Structural Engineering is : www.dist.unina.it

22 novembre 2006
DAPS: One-Day Research Showcase - pdf presentation -

August, 03 - 2006
Call for PhD program is now available at http://www.unina.it/postlaurea /dottorato/index.jsp. Applications can be submitten until October, 02 - 2006

July, 21 - 2006
All the photos taken at the 2nd fib Congress, held in Naples last 5-8 June 2006, are now available on line at http://wpage.unina.it/fib2006/Photogallery/. Those interested in a high resolution format pictures (300 dpi, approx 3000x2000 pxls maximum size) may contact fib2006@unina.it, making clear the nr. of desired file/s (e.g. DSC_1267)

July, 19 - 2006
The electronic version of the Second fib Congress Proceedings, held in Naples last 5-8 June 2006, is still available. The cost of the 2 CD-Rom (Proceedings + Key note papers) is 150 €, inclusive of shipping expenses. Please submit your request to fib2006@unina.it

July, 05- 2006
CNR document " Guide for the Design and Construction of Externally Bonded FRP Systems for Strengthening Existing Structures" now available
- Download pff -

June, 01- 2006
Final program of the Second fib Congress now available (pdf). The welcome cocktail will be held at 8 p.m. of June 4 at Castel dell'Ovo in via Partenope. For further information visit www.naples2006.com

May, 30 - 2006
On wednesday, 14th june 2006 at 11.00 Meetimg Room " Manfredi Romano"
will be inaugurated at the D.S.Co. of the Engineering Faculty
- Download a brochure -

May, 29 - 2006
The DAPS is partner of the project to build, in China, the first prototype of a Submerged Floating Tunnel (Archimede’s Bridge). This prototype, will be the first step towards a big revolution in the field of waterway crossing. It will give the possibility to study the dynamic behaviour of this kind of structures and, at the same time, to set up and test adequate construction and installation procedures for the Submerged Floating Tunnels. The head of the project is Prof. Federico Mazzolani. - Download a brochure -

May, 25 - 2006
In the openings section of the website, information on the scholarship made available by the EN-CORE, (European Network for Composites in Construction) program may be found

May, 11- 2006
30th March – 2nd April
In these days D.A.P.S. took part in 13th Edition of “Salone dell’arte del Restauro e della Conservazione dei Beni Culturali ed Ambientali”, that every year carry out in Ferrara.
D.A.P.S. took part in the event by presenting some posters and videos on the premises of Assocompositi stand (www.assocompositi.it), . Such material concerns principal information about accessories available in our Department and results of our most important researches about restoration.

May, 05- 2006
In 28th April 2006, Prof. Massimo Fragiacomo and Dr. Fatima Jalayer
have held the seminars “Timber buildings” and "Probability-Based
Seismic Assessments Implementing Alternative Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis
Methods", respectively. You can freely download their presentations on
the Prof. Fragiacomo - Dr.Jalayer links

May, 02- 2006
On the official website of the 2nd International fib Congress, Naples 2006 [http://www.naples2006.com/default.aspx , complete list of the accepted papers is now available, providing both oral presentation and poster sessions. The final program in downloadable pdf. format will follow in few days.

March, 10- 2006
"Last friday at 12.00 am, Doug Gremel, director of the "non-metallic reinforcement" division of Hughes Brothers (USA), held a seminar titled "Applications of FRP in Construction: Overview" in the meeting room of the Dipartment of Structural Analysis and Design of University of Naples "Federico II".
For further information on Hughes Brothers, go to:

March, 7 - 2006

It has been completed tonight the delivery at DAPS laboratory of the shake table system based on two 3x3 tables, eachchracterized by two degress of freedom.


March, 3 - 2006

The first 3x3 shake table has been delivered tonight at DAPS laboratory. Along with the other that will come in a few days, they will represent a unique system for dynamic characterization especially for long structures whose seismic response could be controlled by asyncrony at the basis. For more info click click here.

February, 28 - 2006

It has been poured today the new strong floor of the DAPS laboratory by using a SCC concrete. This strong floor will be mainly devoted to static tests. For more info click here.

design: doppiavoce