Mammuthus meridionalis
Abruzzo National Museum L’Aquila, Italy

The National Museum of Abruzzo has developed the restoration of the skeleton of the Mammuthus Meridionalis, dated to 1’400’000 years ago, including the adaptation of the supporting steel frame, which has to absorb static and seismic loads.

The survey of the total surface of the skeleton and of the steel frame, carried out with very high definition 3D laser scanner equipment, allowed the development of a three-dimensional FEM model essential for static analysis, dynamic seismic analysis, design evaluations and for the design of supplementary support systems.

Appointment: 2013
Completion: 2013
Client: Abruzzo National Museum, L’Aquila
Task: Modeling with FEM software