Protection of a monumental building against traffic-induced vibrations

Paolo Clemente, Dario Rinaldis

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To preserve an ancient building in Rome against traffic-induced vibrations, an anti-vibration system was introduced under the paving of the near Lungotevere road. An experimental investigation was recently carried out by ENEA in order to analyse the traffic-induced vibrations in the basement of the building and the effectiveness of the intervention. Wave propagation in the soil around the building in presence of the anti-vibration paving was compared with than in absence of the anti-vibration paving. The study showed the importance of the taking into account the contribution of other structures in the area to the dynamic behaviour of the whole system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289 - 296
Number of pages8
JournalSoil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1998
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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