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Repair And Strengthening Of The Foundations Of Ancient Buildings In Acireale City (Sicily)

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Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES990531

Volume

41

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

1,028 kb

Author(s)

F. Castel, M. Maugeri & S. Minaldi

Abstract

This paper describes the strengthening of the foundations of some historical buildings in Acireale, a town in the outskirts of Catania in eastern Sicily after a flood in 1995 which caused differential settlements in the foundations and damage to the masonry structures. After a brief seismological history of the area and the description of the geotechnical investigation carried out to establish the properties of the foundation soil, the underpinning of the existing foundation by micropiles and its enlargement by r.c. beams is repo

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