Methodology and Techniques for Seismic Protection of the Monumental Patrimony

In order to preserve the monumental patrimony, the basic problems of seismic prevention are tackled form the diagnostic and structural modeling point of view in this paper. Regarding diagnostics, survey forms specializing in the evaluation of the vulnerability of churches having a nave, and possibly one or more aisles, have been prepared. Regarding modeling, analytical models identified in terms of frequencies and modal shapes, to be acquired by means of vibrational trials are considered. The results obtained are used for the solution of two practical applications; the first one orientated to the classification of a suitable number of churches, belonging to the historical center of Catania, in terms of the vulnerability level determined; the second one orientated to the acquisition of the dynamic characteristics of a church, chosen as a specimen, and to the definition of a dynamically identified analytical model.

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    WIT Press

    Computational Mechanics, 25 Bridge Street
    Billerica, MA  United States  01821
  • Authors:
    • Valente, G
    • Zingone, G
  • Publication Date: 2005


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 313-332
  • Monograph Title: Seismic Prevention of Damage: A Case Study in a Mediterranean City

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  • Accession Number: 01010621
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1845640047
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2005 2:22PM