Title: Palazzo Ducale in Parete: remarks on code provisions

Authors: Giorgio Frunzio; Luciana Di Gennaro; Mariateresa Guadagnuolo

Addresses: Department of Architecture and Industrial Design, Università degli Studi della Campania, 'Luigi Vanvitelli', Abbazia di San Lorenzo ad Septimum 81031 Aversa CE, Italy ' CO.GE.P.AR. Costruzioni Generali sas, Via delle Legioni 8/A, 80125, Napoli, Italy ' Department of Architecture and Industrial Design, Università degli Studi della Campania, 'Luigi Vanvitelli', Abbazia di San Lorenzo ad Septimum 81031 Aversa CE, Italy

Abstract: The masonry have been studied with idealistic model, for historical masonry of a centuries-old building, it is really difficult to apply the above said simplifications, the intriguing rules deduced from laboratory studies and also the numerical patterns are more and more sophisticated. Below are some considerations made in reference to a specific case study: Palazzo Ducale in Parete, of Caserta province. In this palace, it was quite impossible to imagine a model which could faithfully reflect the masonry history of over a thousand years. Some extremely simplified approaches are able to provide information about the capacity of the structure. Furthermore, results from nonlinear static analyses are presented. Indications on the congruence between codes rules and results from numerical analyses performed according to the Italian seismic code are supplied. The results show that generally imposing the best approach for the generic case could not be satisfying for the particular one.

Keywords: seismic safety; cultural heritage; masonry; code provisions.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMRI.2019.096826

International Journal of Masonry Research and Innovation, 2019 Vol.4 No.1/2, pp.159 - 173

Available online: 13 Nov 2018 *

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