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A Case-study (The Saint Nicolo Cathedral) For Dynamic Characterization Of Soil From In Situ And Laboratory Tests

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES990741

Volume

41

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

1,167 kb

Author(s)

A. Cavallaro, D.C.F. Lo Presti, M. Maugeri & O. Pallara

Abstract

The Saint Nicolo Cathedral of Noto was damaged by a post-seismic structural collapse on March 13th 1996 and is now under repair and restoration. The city of Noto is located near Siracusa on the east coast of Sicily and actually is object of a seismic rnicrozonation (level II) study. Assessment of the seismic risk of Saint Nicolo Cathedral by means of analytical computation is also under way. To this end, in situ and laboratory investigations have been carried out in order to determine the soil profile with special attention being paid to the variation of shear modulus and damping ratio with depth. This p

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