The Morandi Bridge, designed by Prof. R. Morandi, was built in the 1960s. It was one of Italy’s most important bridges with pre-stressed concrete stays. The bridge collapsed on August 14, 2018, causing 43 deaths.
ASI performed a structural analysis using the Applied Element Method, implemented in the software Extreme Loading for Structures®, with the aim to investigate the reasons behind the collapse of the bridge.
A detailed article of the analysis performed can be download here: The Morandi Bridge in Genoa – Analysis with the Applied Element Method