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Cracks Modelling In Presence Of Notch And Seizure Effects In Historical Buildings Damaged By An Earthquake In Piedmont

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR030571

Volume

66

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

1192.02 kb

Author(s)

R. Roccati & M. Roselli

Abstract

Cracks modelling in presence of notch and seizure effects in historical buildings damaged by an earthquake in Piedmont R. Roccati ' & M. Roselli Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering Turin Polytechnic, Italy. Collaborator of Technical Services of Prevention (Italy) Abstract A moderate earthquake shock (VII MCS) struck the central-southern part of Piedmont in August 2000. The area hit most severely included several towns in the provinces of Asti and Alessandria. A plan of urgent interventions on damaged historical and monumental buildings was produced through the joint efforts of the Superintendency, the Structural Engineering Department of Turin Polytechnic and the Administrative Offices of Technical Services of Prevention. In Asti and Alessandria 166 churches were damaged to a significant extent. The CNR - GNDT data sheet was compiled for each church. By processing the data it proved possible to have a global vision of the upkeep and vulnerability of the churches; 57% of them

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