Title: Seismic vulnerability assessment methods applied to the historic built-up of Arsita within the 2009 post-earthquake reconstruction plan

Authors: Antonio Formisano; Anna Marzo; Giuseppe Marghella; Maurizio Indirli

Addresses: Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture, University of Naples 'Federico II', P.le Tecchio 80, Naples, Italy ' ENEA, Laboratory of Seismic Engineering and Natural Disaster, Reduction (ISPREV), Via Martiri di Monte Sole 4, Bologna, Italy ' ENEA, Laboratory of Seismic Engineering and Natural Disaster, Reduction (ISPREV), Via Martiri di Monte Sole 4, Bologna, Italy ' ENEA, Laboratory of Seismic Engineering and Natural Disaster, Reduction (ISPREV), Via Martiri di Monte Sole 4, Bologna, Italy

Abstract: In the framework of the reconstruction plan of the historical centre of Arsita, hit by the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake, different seismic vulnerability assessment methods for local masonry buildings have been used. In particular, the 2nd level GNDT form, the FaMIVE method and a new vulnerability form appropriately conceived for building aggregates have been applied to the inspected historical centre. Moreover, for each building wall, a special form inherent to the masonry characteristics has been filled in order to achieve a masonry quality index. The results obtained from the above methodologies applied to the 91 structural units composing the 17 aggregates of Arsita have been compared with each other aiming at obtaining a clear picture of both the reliability of the used methodologies predictions and the real vulnerability condition of the constructions under study.

Keywords: L'Aquila earthquake; reconstruction planning; seismic vulnerability; masonry aggregates; masonry quality index; vulnerability assessment; historic buildings; earthquakes; masonry buildings; historical towns; medieval towns; Arsita.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSMSS.2016.078719

International Journal of Sustainable Materials and Structural Systems, 2016 Vol.2 No.3/4, pp.262 - 282

Available online: 26 Aug 2016 *

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