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Alessandro Sabato

Alessandro Sabato
Alessandro Sabato Assistant Professor

Expertise

structural health monitoring (SHM), non-destructive evaluations (NDE), smart structures, sensors development, MEMS-based wireless sensor networks, structural dynamics, experimental mechanics, and acoustics.

Research Interests

Structural health monitoring (SHM), non-destructive evaluations (NDE), smart structures, sensors development, MEMS-based wireless sensor networks, structural dynamics, experimental mechanics, and acoustics.

Education

  • Ph D: Mechanical Engineering, (2014), University of Calabria - Arcavacata, Rende CS, Italy
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Feasibility of a frequency modulated, wireless, MEMS acceleration evaluator (ALE) for the measurement of low-frequency and low-amplitude vibrations
  • MS: Civil and Environmental Engineering, (2010), University of Calabria - Arcavacata, Rende CS, Italy
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Configuration and development of experimental equipment for vibration analyses and comparison with traditional instrumentation
  • BS: Civil and Environmental Engineering, (2006), University of Calabria
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Air dehumidification in HVAC systems via aqueous solutions of lithium chloride

Selected Publications

  • Poozesh, P., Sabato, A., Sarrafi, A., Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P. (2018). A Multiple Stereo-Vision Approach Using Three-Dimensional Digital Image Correlation for Utility-Scale Wind Turbine Blades.
  • Sabato, A., Reddy, N., Khan, S., Niezrecki, C. (2018). A novel camera localization system for extending three-dimensional digital image correlation.
  • Chen, S., Sabato, A., Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P., Huber, T. (2018). Characterization and modeling of the acoustic field generated by a curved ultrasound transducer for non-contact structural excitation. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 432 33--49.
  • Martin, R.W., Sabato, A., Schoenberg, A., Giles, R.H., Niezrecki, C. (2018). Comparison of nondestructive testing techniques for the inspection of wind turbine blades' spar caps. Wind Energy.
  • Niezrecki, C., Baqersad, J., Sabato, A. (2018). Digital image correlation techniques for NDE and SHM (pp. 1--46). Springer
  • Reagan, D., Sabato, A., Niezrecki, C. (2018). Feasibility of using digital image correlation for unmanned aerial vehicle structural health monitoring of bridges. Structural Health Monitoring, 17(5) 1056--1072.
  • Sabato, A., Niezrecki, C. (2018). Optical wind turbine blade twist testing. University of Massachusetts Lowell for Wind Technology Testing Center (WTTC)
  • Sabato, A., Niezrecki, C. (2018). Deflection measurement of Skydeck’s beam and deck using three dimensional digital image correlation. University of Massachusetts Lowell for Symbotic
  • Sabato, A., Poozesh, P., Avitabile, P., Niezrecki, C. (2018). Experimental modal analysis of a utility-scale wind turbine blade using a multi-camera approach. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Vibration Measurements
  • Sabato, A., Chen, S., Avitabile, P., Niezrecki, C. (2018). Modal analysis of a beam structure excited by the ultrasound radiation force generated by a focused ultrasonic transducer. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Vibration Measurements
  • Sabato, A., Niezrecki, C. (2018). Bridges health assessment using combined unmanned aerial vehicles and optically-based approaches. Proceedings EMI 2018
  • Sabato, A., Beale, C.H., Niezrecki, C. (2017). A novel optical investigation technique for railroad track inspection and assessment.
  • Joffre, D., Sabato, A., Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P. (2017). Capturing Bragg-scattered structural waves with Digital Image Correlation for underwater localization applications. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141(5) 3919--3919.
  • Chen, S., Sabato, A., Niezrecki, C. (2017). Estimation of the Dynamic Focused Ultrasound Radiation Force Generated by an Ultrasonic Transducer (pp. 15--22). Springer
  • Sabato, A., Niezrecki, C. (2017). Feasibility of digital image correlation for railroad tie inspection and ballast support assessment. Measurement, 103 93--105.
  • Chen, S., Niezrecki, C., Sabato, A., Avitabile, P. (2017). Modeling and estimation of focused ultrasound radiation force for modal excitation. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141(5) 3575--3575.
  • Reagan, D., Sabato, A., Niezrecki, C. (2017). Unmanned aerial vehicle acquisition of three-dimensional digital image correlation measurements for structural health monitoring of bridges.
  • Sabato, A., Niezrecki, C., Fortino, G. (2017). Wireless MEMS-based accelerometer sensor boards for structural vibration monitoring: a review. IEEE Sensors Journal, 17(2) 226--235.
  • Sabato, A., Niezrecki, C. (2017). Possibility of using structure from motion optical techniques for structural health monitoring of civil engineering structures. Proceedings IWSHM 2017
  • Liu, X., Sabato, A., Burke, A., Hansen, C. (2017). Octet cellular lattice structures based on carbon fiber composite materials. Proceedings ICCM17
  • Sabato, A., Feng, M.Q., Fukuda, Y., Carni, D.L., Fortino, G. (2016). A novel wireless accelerometer board for measuring low-frequency and low-amplitude structural vibration. IEEE Sensors Journal, 16(9) 2942--2949.
  • Reagan, D., Sabato, A., Niezrecki, C., Yu, T., Wilson, R. (2016). An autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle sensing system for structural health monitoring of bridges.
  • Chen, S., Sabato, A., Niezrecki, C., Avitabile, P. (2016). Modelling and experimental mapping of the ultrasound pressure field generated from focused ultrasonic transducers using fiber optic acoustic sensors. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140(4) 3212--3212.
  • Sabato, A., Niezrecki, C. (2016). Rumble strips noise emission effects on urban road traffic (252:2 pp. 184--191).
  • Martin, R., Giles, R., Sabato, A., Schoenberg, A., Niezrecki, C. (2016). Year two progress report, Project D1-14 large area wind turbine inspection. University of Massachusetts Lowell for WindSTAR Industrial Advisory Board
  • Sabato, A. (2015). Pedestrian bridge vibration monitoring using a wireless MEMS accelerometer board (pp. 437--442).
  • Sabato, A. (2015). Wireless vibration monitoring of aging structures and bridges using the Acceleration Evaluator. Proceedings 10th IWSHM 2015
  • Sabato, A., Sabato, A., Reda, A. (2014). Evaluation of effects on workers’ health due to exposure to different intensity SPLs arising from various work activities. Standardized procedures and integrative methods (pp. 71-110). Nova Science Pub. Inc.
  • Sabato, A., Feng, M.Q. (2014). Feasibility of frequency-modulated wireless transmission for a multi-purpose MEMS-based accelerometer. Sensors, 14(9) 16563--16585.
  • Poozesh, P., Baqersad, J., Niezrecki, C., Harvey, E., Yarala, R. (2014). Full field inspection of a utility scale wind turbine blade using digital image correlation (10:2.1 pp. 2891--2960). CAMX, Orlando, FL
  • Sabato, A., Sabato, A., Reda, A. (2014). Measures for the Individuation of a New Paradigm for the Evaluation of Impulsive Events in Worker Protection from Noise. Journal of Physical Therapy and Health Promotion Mar, 2(1) 15--23.
  • Sabato, A., SABATO, A., REDA, A. (2014). Protection of workers from risks caused by loud sound fields. Comparison between the European and the United States standards. Internoise 2014
  • Feng, M., Brügger, A., Sabato, A., Feng, D. (2014). BP flow loop test II. Robert A. W. Carleton Strength of Materials Laboratory for BP British Petroleum
  • Feng, M., Brügger, A., Mizuta, M., Sabato, A. (2013). BP flow loop test I. Robert A. W. Carleton Strength of Materials Laboratory for BP British Petroleum
  • Sabato, A., Sabato, A., Reda, A. (2013). Evaluation of acoutic climate produced by the installation of speed bumps and rumble strips in the urban fabric (247:6 pp. 2376--2385).
  • Sabato, A., Sabato, A., Reda, A. (2012). A comparison between different traffic noise forecasting methods and experimental data (2012:6 pp. 5834--5846).
  • SABATO, A., Sabato, A. (2012). Construction and validation of small electro-mechanical vibration sensors. International Journal of Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements, 1(1) 72--79.
  • Sabato, A., Sabato, A., Reda, A. (2012). Measurements analysis for impulsive events individuation (2012:9 pp. 2640--2646).
  • Sabato, A. (2012). Micro electro-mechanical devices used as vibration sensors. Measurements and comparison with traditional accelerometers (2012:9 pp. 2683--2692).

Selected Presentations

  • Transverse shear stress in beams, April 2018 - Waterloo, ON
  • 2. Vision-based and wireless measurement techniques for smart structures health monitoring, April 2018 - Waterloo, ON
  • 3. Non-contact and non-destructive techniques for structural dynamics and health monitoring, March 2018 - Rochester, MI
  • 4. Non-contact and non-destructive techniques for structural dynamics and health monitoring, February 2018 - New Haven, CT
  • Non-contact and non-destructive techniques for structural dynamics and health monitoring, September 2017 - San Francisco, CA
  • Non-contact measurement techniques for structural health monitoring of large-sized structures and infrastructures, March 2017 - New York, NY
  • Introduction of an integrative procedure for the evaluation of effects on workers’ health due to different intensity sound pressure levels arising from various work activities - Primera Jornadas Internacionales de Ciencias Ambientales Aplicadas, May 2014 - Ecuador
  • Long-term monitoring of vehicular traffic in urban area. Analysis of statistical descriptors and determination of sound propagation by means of European Union calculation models - Primera Jornadas Internacionales de Ciencias Ambientales Aplicadas, May 2014 - Ecuador
  • The usage of MEMS-based accelerometers in structural health analyses. Strengths and weaknesses in comparison with traditional seismic sensors - From Sensor Networks to the Internet of Things: Research and Industrial Experiences From the United States to China and Across Europe, July 2012 - Calabria, Italy

Selected Intellectual Property

  • Patent - Sabato, A., Niezrecki, C."Calibration system for three-dimensional digital image correlation using remotely paired cameras," UML Invention Disclosure No. 2018-009 United States

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Investigation of the dynamic behavior for an oil-drilling pipeline (2014), Grant - British Petroleum (BP)
    Sabato, A., Feng, M.Q. (Principal)
  • Technologies for the sustainable management of environmental resources Doctoral fellowship (2012), Fellowship - European Commission
    Sabato, A.