WIT Press


Seismic Rocking Response Of The Columns Of Agrigento Temples

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR010061

Volume

55

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

810 kb

Author(s)

G. Falsone & G. Mirenda

Abstract

Seismic rocking response of the columns of Agrigento temples G. Falsone* & G. Mirenda^ ^Dipartimento di Costruzioni e Tecnologie Avanzate (DiCTA), Universita di Messina, Italy ^Consultant Engineer, Messina, Italy Abstract The dynamical behaviour of classical columns subjected to earthquake excitations is analysed. An approach considering the columns as two-block assemblies is used. It is shown that this approach gives a good level of accuracy when compared to much more expansive approaches, such as the Distinct Element Method. In contrast with what happens for the single block assumption, the present approach always works in confidence. It is applied for the Monte Carlo analysis of the columns of the Temples of Juno and Heracles at Agrigento subjected to EC8-compatible accelerograms. The diagrams of probability of failure are obtained against the maximum values of the earthquake acceleration amplitude. 1 Introduction The seismic response of free standing columns of ancien

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