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Investigation On Materials And Structures For The Reconstruction Of The Partially Collapsed Cathedral Of Noto (Sicily)

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR990321

Volume

42

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

1,198 kb

Author(s)

L. Binda, G. Baronio, C. Gavarini, R. De Benedictis, S. Tringali

Abstract

The Cathedral of Noto partially collapsed on March 13th, 1996, after being damaged by the 1990 earthquake. Following the removal of the ruins and the geometrical survey of the remains, an experimental investigation was carried out on site and in laboratory. The aims were: to understand the causes of the collapse and to know if some damages to the structure existed prior to the 1990 earthquake, to clearly state whether the remaining piers c

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