The ARCHYTAS intelligent decision-support system for the protection of monumental structures

D Vamvatsikos, M. Fragiadakis, I.-O. Georgopoulos, V.K. Koumousis, D. Koutsoyiannis, A. Manetas, V.E. Melissianos, C. Papadopoulos, K.E. Papanikolopoulos, and E.-E. Toumpakari, The ARCHYTAS intelligent decision-support system for the protection of monumental structures, Protection of Historical Constructions, Athens, 1246–1255, doi:10.1007/978-3-030-90788-4_96, Springer, 2021.



The ARCHYTAS platform is based on using (i) reliable mechanical models and damage thresholds for assessing structural performance (ii) a network of sensors for updating the model parameters, (iii) detailed estimates of earthquake and flood hazard at the sites of interest and (iv) a state-of-art approach for multihazard risk assessment that can deliver accurate pre/trans/post-event evaluation of the risk at multiple geographically distributed cultural heritage sites. The core of the proposed system comprises a cloud-deployed computational platform, where data obtained from on-site measuring systems is processed, critical environmental actions are identified and flags are raised to provide alerts on the predicted monument structural condition. The decision-support system is fully uncertainty-aware, employing the concept of the mean annual frequency of limit-state exceedance under specified confidence levels to offer monument-specific courses of action based on the convolution of the current state of the monument (as determined by its best-estimate fragility, and updated by current or past measurements) and the predicted, recorded or evolving hazard. All-in-all, the platform can assist the relevant authorities to prioritize inspection, maintenance and rehabilitation actions before or after events subject to limited available resources.

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