Title: Experimental ambient vibration tests and numerical investigation on the Sidoni Palace in Castelnuovo of San Pio (L'Aquila, Italy)

Authors: Antonio Formisano; Lidija Krstevska; Gianmaria Di Lorenzo; Raffaele Landolfo; Ljubomir Tashkov

Addresses: Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture, University of Naples "Federico II", Piazzale Tecchio, 80, Naples, 80125, Italy ' Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology, University "St. Cyril and Methodius", Skopje, Republic of Macedonia ' Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture, University of Naples "Federico II", Via Forno Vecchio, 36, Naples, 80134, Italy ' Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture, University of Naples "Federico II", Via Forno Vecchio, 36, Naples, 80134, Italy ' Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology, University "St. Cyril and Methodius", Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

Abstract: In the present paper the experimental and numerical activities related to in-situ Ambient Vibration Tests performed on a monumental masonry building placed in Castelnuovo of San Pio (Italy) are presented. The obtained experimental results, able to identify the dynamic characteristics of the investigated palace, have been successively reproduced by means of a building FEM model through the ABAQUS calculation code. Numerical frequency analysis has been also performed on the original building aiming at evaluating its reduction in stiffness due to earthquake. Finally, appropriate retrofitting interventions have been proposed, their effectiveness being proved by numerical analyses on the improved palace FEM model.

Keywords: Abruzzo earthquake; ambient vibration test; AVT; monumental masonry building; FEM model; vulnerability curves; retrofitting interventions.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMRI.2018.093487

International Journal of Masonry Research and Innovation, 2018 Vol.3 No.3, pp.269 - 294

Available online: 27 Jun 2018 *

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