Piervincenzo Rizzo

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Recent theoretical and experimental studies in a wide range of applications have demonstrated that Green's functions (impulse responses) can be extracted from cross-correlation of diffuse fields using only passive sensors. This letter demonstrates the passive-only reconstruction of coherent Lamb waves (dc-500 kHz) in an aluminum plate of thickness(More)
We present a multiresolution classification framework with semi-supervised learning on graphs with application to the indirect bridge structural health monitoring. Classification in real-world applications faces two main challenges: reliable features can be hard to extract and few labeled signals are available for training. We propose a novel classification(More)
We propose a novel recovery algorithm for signals with complex, irregular structure that is commonly represented by graphs. Our approach is a generalization of the signal inpainting technique from classical signal processing. We formulate corresponding minimization problems and demonstrate that in many cases they have closed-form solutions. We discuss a(More)
The processing of biosignals is increasingly being utilized in ambulatory situations in order to extract significant signals’ features that can help in clinical diagnosis. However, this task is hampered by the fact that biomedical signals exhibit a complex behavior characterized by strong nonlinear and non-stationary properties that cannot always be(More)
We present a multiresolution classification framework with semi-supervised learning for the indirect structural health monitoring of bridges. The monitoring approach envisions a sensing system embedded into a moving vehicle traveling across the bridge of interest to measure the modal characteristics of the bridge. To enhance the reliability of the sensing(More)
Highly nonlinear solitary waves (HNSWs) are stress waves that can form and travel in highly nonlinear systems. They are characterized by a constant spatial wavelength and by a tunable propagation speed, dependent on the wave amplitude. Conventionally, HNSW's are generated in one-dimensional chains of spherical particles by means of a mechanical impact. In(More)
The angular and energy distributions of photons scattered by water, muscle tissue, and bone were measured at the Physics Institute of the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro using a Ge-detector and a 241Am source of 59.54 keV radiation. Single and double scattering were investigated on samples up to 16 cm in diameter. The results were compared with(More)
This paper deals with the propagation of ultrasonic guided waves in adhesively bonded lap-shear joints. The topic is relevant to bond inspection by ultrasonic testing. Specifically, the propagation of the lowest-order, antisymmetric a0 mode through the joint is examined. An important aspect is the mode conversion at the boundaries between the single-plate(More)
In the last decade there has been an increasing interest in the use of highly- and weakly- nonlinear solitary waves in engineering and physics. Nonlinear solitary waves can form and travel in nonlinear systems such as one-dimensional chains of particles, where they are conventionally generated by the mechanical impact of a striker and are measured either by(More)