Nonlinear analysis of an historical building under earthquake loading

F. Saitta, G. Bongiovanni, G. Buffarini, P. Clemente, D. Rinaldis, G. Rossi

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Abstract

Palazzo Marchesale in San Giuliano di Puglia (Italy) is an old masonry structure hosting the new City Hall. It is quite complex and characterized by several parts with different height and foundation levels, arranged around an internal court. After the earthquake of October 31st (ML =5.4) and November 1st, 2002, (ML =5.3), the building was retrofitted and seismic joints were realized between the different buildings, in order to regularize its dynamic behavior. The structure has been considered for seismic monitoring in the framework of a research project funded by the Office for the reconstruction of San Giuliano di Puglia. In this context, seismometers were used to acquire vibration data under ambient excitation. The experimental results were used to define finite element models, by means of solid and shell elements. After material characterization, seismic analysis, linear and nonlinear, were done.
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 → …

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  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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Saitta, F., Bongiovanni, G., Buffarini, G., Clemente, P., Rinaldis, D., & Rossi, G. (2014). Nonlinear analysis of an historical building under earthquake loading. 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/D31G0HV72