A detailed investigation of several seismic dilatometer (SDMT) tests was performed in 2011 on Chieti hill to restore the Justice Court, an historical building damaged by the April 6, 2009 L’Aquila earthquake. Moreover, boreholes were carried out to investigate foundation base level and cyclic simple shear tests with double sample were realized to analyze the seismic site response. The paper illustrates the potential of the seismic dilatometer to efficaciously approach a geotechnical problem by the interpretation of SDMT parameters, as the shear wave velocity VS, the constrained modulus M and the horizontal stress index Kd. Finally, the paper combines SDMT results with laboratory data to analyze the site response of the Justice Court.

Site characterization by seismic dilatometer (SDMT): The Justice Court of Chieti

Amoroso S.
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2013

Abstract

A detailed investigation of several seismic dilatometer (SDMT) tests was performed in 2011 on Chieti hill to restore the Justice Court, an historical building damaged by the April 6, 2009 L’Aquila earthquake. Moreover, boreholes were carried out to investigate foundation base level and cyclic simple shear tests with double sample were realized to analyze the seismic site response. The paper illustrates the potential of the seismic dilatometer to efficaciously approach a geotechnical problem by the interpretation of SDMT parameters, as the shear wave velocity VS, the constrained modulus M and the horizontal stress index Kd. Finally, the paper combines SDMT results with laboratory data to analyze the site response of the Justice Court.
18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ICSMGE 2013
978-2-85978-474-4
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