Seismic assessment via EC8 of modern heritage structures: Knowledge of the structure and analysis methodologies

Gerardo M. Verderame, Flavia De Luca, Gaetano Manfredi

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Given the interest earned recently by modern heritage structures, seismic assessment criteria of Eurocode 8, for ordinary reinforced concrete structures, are applied to a modern heritage RC building. The case study, the Tower of the Nations in Naples, allows a discussion on knowledge approaches, analysis methodologies and modeling choices that can be considered. Modal dynamic identification, in situ inspections, and testing provided the necessary knowledge of the structure. Linear and nonlinear models of the structure are built up accounting for tuff infills' stiffness and strength contribution. Numerical modal properties are compared with those obtained through dynamic identification. Lumped plasticity model for reinforced concrete elements and equivalent strut macro models for tuff and concrete infills are employed for the nonlinear model of the structure. Seismic assessment through nonlinear dynamic analyses is carried out for two Limit States. Finally, fragility curves through cloud analysis are obtained for the different limit states considered.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Seismic Assessment and Rehabilitation of Historic Structures
EditorsPanagiotis Asteris, Vangelis Plevris
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781466682870
ISBN (Print)9781466682863
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameAdvances in Civil and Industrial Engineering (ACIE)
PublisherIGI Global
ISSN (Print)2326-6139
ISSN (Electronic)2326-6155


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