The seismic site characterization of palazzo centi in l’aquila city centre: The case study of a historical building damaged by the april 6th 2009 earthquake

Sara Amoroso, Giuseppe Di Giulio, Salomon Hailemikael, Giuliano Milana, Paola Monaco, Marco Tallini, Gianfranco Totani, Maurizio Vassallo, Fabio Villani

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Abstract

An extensive geological, geotechnical and geophysical investigation was performed in L’Aquila city centre to restore Palazzo Centi, a historical building, damaged by the April 6, 2009 L’Aquila earthquake. This site investigation consisted of punctual and linear tests that aallowed to define a detailed 3D model of the subsoil, irregularly affected by some peculiar conditions and characterized by low and variable values of the shear wave velocity VS in the near surface volume. In particular, the variable thickness of the upper fine-grained residual soils probably determined different ground motion amplifications during the main shock.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 5: Urban Geology, Sustainable Planning and Landscape Exploitation
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISBN (Electronic)9783319090481
ISBN (Print)9783319090474
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Amoroso, S., Di Giulio, G., Hailemikael, S., Milana, G., Monaco, P., Tallini, M., ... Villani, F. (2015). The seismic site characterization of palazzo centi in l’aquila city centre: The case study of a historical building damaged by the april 6th 2009 earthquake. In Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 5: Urban Geology, Sustainable Planning and Landscape Exploitation Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09048-1_207