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Seismic Performance Of The "Sacro Convento Di Assisi - Palazzo Papale" Associated With Static Losses: A Static And Dynamic Monitoring System

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SD950711

Volume

15

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

851 kb

Author(s)

G. Bongiovanni, P. Marsan & R.W. Romeo

Abstract

The building called Palazzo Papale (XIV-XV century), part of the Franciscan Sacro Convento di Assisi, shows many cracks, mainly vertical, both on the masonry structure and on the internal walls. One of these old cracks in the Sala Papale, at the higher level of the building, has been reactivated by a small seismic event (Ml = 3.4 and epicenter = 15 Km far) on June 5-th 1993. Since the magnitude of the event does not explain the damage and the building is important, more detailed analyses have been required. Site visits, the study of the architectural history of the building and of some previous investigations suggested that the building has lost an amount of static strength by

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