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Assessment Of The Seismic Resistant Capacities Of Traditional Masonry Buildings And Retrofitting Interventions To Reduce Their Vulnerability

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES010421

Volume

57

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

1,351 kb

Author(s)

G. Sara, G. Barbetti, A. D'Ambrisi, R. Nudo, S. Viti

Abstract

Assessment of the seismic resistant capacities of traditional masonry buildings and retrofitting interventions to reduce their vulnerability G. Sara, G. Barbetti, A. D' Ambrisi, R. Nudo & S. Viti Department of Constructions, Florence University, Italy. Abstract On the basis of the experience gained on the occasion of the Umbria-Marche, Italy, 1997 earthquake, the research investigates the seismic vulnerability of the masonry buildings realized with traditional non-aseismic techniques. Specific reference is done to the building typologies that are typical of the villages and the towns located in the central Italy area along the Apennines chain. Using the damage analyses already performed by the Authors with reference to the above mentioned earthquake the most frequent crisis mechanisms and the corresponding activation causes are identified. Effectiveness of alternative retrofitting techniques is discussed. 1 Introduction The present work deals with the seismic vulnerabilit

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