Ambient vibration analysis of the aureliana column

G. Bongiovanni, G. Buffarini, P. Clemente, F. Saitta

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

With the objective of characterizing the dynamic behavior of the Aureliana Column in Rome and evaluating its health status, an ambient vibration survey of the monument was carried out by using nine Kinemetrics seismometers SS-1 connected to one Kinemetrics K2 recorder. Data were analyzed both in time and frequency domain. The analysis showed that the motion was governed by two quite close translational frequencies, equal to 1.24 and 1.3 Hz respectively, and also by a third translational frequency, equal to 6.5 Hz. A rotational frequency, equal to 9.0 Hz was also observed. The analysis of the curves described by the measurement point at the top of the tower gave interesting information about the characteristics of the column vibrations, which does not behave as a whole.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event10th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering: Frontiers of Earthquake Engineering, NCEE 2014 - Anchorage, United States
Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …

Conference

Conference10th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering: Frontiers of Earthquake Engineering, NCEE 2014
CountryUnited States
CityAnchorage
Period1/1/14 → …

    Fingerprint

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

Cite this

Bongiovanni, G., Buffarini, G., Clemente, P., & Saitta, F. (2014). Ambient vibration analysis of the aureliana column. Paper presented at 10th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering: Frontiers of Earthquake Engineering, NCEE 2014, Anchorage, United States. https://doi.org/10.4231/D35717P1T